New Print Press Hall Extension Craigavon, Co Armagh
HPA were appointed in 2007 to design a new extension to Johnston Press existing Printing Press Facility to comprise new press hall, new reel store and new extended publishing area. In addition, a new substation was required on the site and new offices were formed within the existing building at several locations.
The new extension houses a new printing press and trebles Johnston Press’s production capabilities at this site. The new reel store houses the increased storage required for the operation. The new extended publishing area houses increased level of equipment including specialist inserting equipment for magazines etc, thus expanding Johnston Press’s capabilities. A new ink store and compressor room were also constructed along with a new plant mezzanine floor for air handling to the new press hall. The site was also significantly modified to provide additional car parking and new large canopies to delivery and despatch areas.
This was a very complex and highly technical project and it was critical that Johnston Press’s existing operation was maintained throughout the project. The design team were required to co-ordinate equipment installation from the various client direct suppliers of press, reel handling equipment and publishing equipment. In addition, fire separation between the new and existing buildings was critical, this being driven by Johnston Press’s insurers.
The design team and contractor’s team have been highly praised due to the success of the project which was completed with minimal disruption and within programme and on budget.
The new extended facility was completed in summer 2008 on time and within budget.