KB2 were appointed by The White Dove Motor Group to provide structural and civil engineering design services related to the complete refurbishment of two car show rooms and the addition of a new standalone MOT workshop building for Cardiff Škoda.
The refurbishment works involved extensive structural changes to the two show rooms including the removal of several sections of load bearing walls and the addition of several large new signs. KB2 advised on the extension of an existing mezzanine floor where we were able to justify the reuse of the existing structure to extend the mezzanine, without the need for costly reinforcement of the foundations or strengthening of the existing steelwork.
The new MOT workshop is a steel portal frame structure with roller shutter doors. The building houses a 25 ton car parts storage carousel. The site was historically a landfill therefore KB2 designed piled foundations with a suspended ground floor to ensure foundations were capable of withstanding the high loading.