- Client: Solera SA
- Architect: Fernando Olba Arquitectura y Urbanismo
- Value: £5.5m
- Photography: Steve Webb
This two storey factory building was designed for a very heavy factory occupancy load of 15kN/m2, and the floors span 25m. Splitting these trusses into V shapes reduced the span of the floor slab, and burying the top chord in the concrete floor compositely made a 30% saving in steel and reduced the quantity of suspended concrete in the building by 50%. The use of flat tension plates to the underside instead of clevis connected tendons reduced the height of the truss over the travelling crane by 100mm shortening the building.
- Structural Awards 2008 for Industrial or Process Structures, commendation, Jan 2008