Advanced Blades Casting Facility (ABCF)

Advanced Blades Casting Facility (ABCF)

Key Facts

Year Completed



Bond Bryan Architects



Floorplate Size

130,000 sq. ft


Rolls Royce

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating


BWB provided a truly integrated Engineering for this world class manufacturing facility for Rolls Royce located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.

BWB worked collaboratively with the design team, end user, and end users production engineers to develop and then optimise the design to suit the intricate manufacturing processes.

This brand new facility had two very different and distinct engineering challenges. The first challenge was the extremely difficult geotechnical constraints of the existing site. The advanced manufacturing park is situated on the historic Waverly open cast mine that has now been infilled. The proposed site sat on approximately 40m of infilled quarry therefore settlement and substructure design were critical.

The other major challenge was the integrated 'on' proposal from the client to ramp up production over a period of time. This required the layouts and the building to be versatile as production began in earnest.

BWB Key Contacts

Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Service Director - Building Structures
Dominic Ginty
Dominic Ginty
Associate Director
Advanced Blades Casting Facility (ABCF)