Trago Mills, Merthyr Tydfil

Client: Kier Construction / Trago Mills

Sector: Commercial

Value: £36M

Cambria Consulting are appointed Civil and Structural Engineers for the fourth 200,000sq ft , Trago Mills store, based on the outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Trago Mills is currently a chain of three department stores in Cornwall and Devon.

A distinguishing feature of Trago Mills is the architecture of the buildings which have an almost castle-like appearance, with tall towers clad in white with black framed windows.

The project is large and comprises different types of buildings with certain features to suit the architectural concept, such as a warehouse, retail unit, two storey office building, shops, railway, security office, main entrance, cafe building, external walkway, workshop and offices.

The construction of the main retail unit, warehouse and railway are a single storey portal frame steelwork structure with light weight roof and cladding. The construction of the foundations is pad foundation with perimeter strip footing. The rest of the buildings are fully braced steelwork structure with lightweight roof and cladding. Pad foundations and strip footing have been designed to support the superframe.

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