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Joy Global

"Russell WBHO employs a ‘one-team’ collaborative approach, bringing together in-house expertise, sub-contractors, suppliers, partner professionals, our clients and their representatives to deliver consistently successful projects."
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Location: Logistics North Site, Bolton
  • Client: Joy Global
  • Contract: JCT Design & Build 2011
  • Completion: July 2014
  • Architect: APL Architecture

The Challenge

Works are complete on a new £10m production and testing facility for international mining equipment manufacturer, Joy Global.

Joy Global

The 82,000 sq ft unit, comprising a 43,300 sq ft manufacturing space with 38,500 sq ft of office space, completed in summer 2016. Joy Global have moved its operations from its existing home at Ince in Wigan to the state-of-the-art new facility.

Designed by Russell WBHO and their specialist design team, the purpose-built facility features several unique elements to allow for the testing of heavy equipment and machinery used for mining. Reinforced internal and external floor slabs will support machines of up to 100 tonnes, while pits up to 5m deep have been designed to enable testing of roof support equipment used in the mining industry, which are put through their paces with loads up to 2,500 tonnes.

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