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Our client manufactures concrete products for the construction industry. The new facility at Purley Chase, on the edge of open green space was designed to appear as an agricultural building taking aesthetic cues from simple farm buildings. Inside however, the fully insulated building houses state of the art automated concrete manufacturing technology  servicing 100 metre long mould beds, heated by ground source heat pumps. The factory's electrical loads are met in the summer and supplemented in the winter by a vast solar array to the factory roof that feed a bank of Tesla Powerwalls providing stored off grid electricity. The facility also harvests all the rainwater from the factory roof and has been running for two and a half years manufacturing concrete without the need for mains water. During the project, Goodrich Cutler also assisted in the design and development of a new insulated concrete wall panel which was manufactured on site and installed by the main contractor.

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