Commerce and IndustryFrom fast-track warehouse developments to painstaking barn conversions, Beard delivers cost-effective construction solutions for a wide range of commercial and industrial customers.
With extensive experience of office, factory and retail projects we can recommend the procurement route that will best meet your objectives.
Whether your objective is the realisation of a striking contemporary design, a major refurbishment or a continuous maintenance programme, we bring added value to the building process. We foster teamwork across the whole project, from the architect and specialist consultants through to our own skilled employees and our network of trusted suppliers.Beard also builds and refurbishes electricity substations. We employ our own craftsmen, who are fully trained and qualified to meet the health and safety requirements of this specialist work.
Two examples of recent projects are Axis Point in Oxford and The Switchback in Maidenhead.
Axis Point, Osney Mead, Oxford:
A £2.3m refurbishment of an existing warehouse, changing its use to create state-of-the-art facilities for Oxford University's Thermo-Fluids Laboratory and Turbomachinery Research Group.
Beard carried out substantial internal changes to the building to accommodate the heavy wind tunnels and high pressure test rigs used by the group for both academic and commercial research into aircraft engine design, notably for Rolls Royce.
Major challenges involved internal piling work to strengthen areas within the building, involving an overhead gantry crane, creating a steel frame to form a new mezzanine floor. This was coupled with a highly complex mechanical and electrical fit out requiring strong coordination of specialist subcontractors.