Development on a new £1.5 million engineering hub in Lincoln reached a new milestone and builders were able to showcase the new technology they used for the building.
The event marked the completion of the steel structure for Lincoln Precision Engineering’s new home at Discovery Park, off Whisby Road.
Due to the structure’s completion, the next phase of work can now begin on Monday, October 30.
Experts from Lindum Group, who designed and are building the factory, showcased their new GPS-enabled technology which will lay foundations for the future of construction.
Lincoln Precision Engineering (LPE Ltd) is a specialist engineering firm based at the Lundum Business Park, North Hykeham and will be looking to increase its workforce once the company moves into its new home.
Managing Director Trevor Wherrell said: “It was really exciting to see how the development is taking shape.”
Trevor closed the factory at North Hykeham for an hour so the who work team could see the developments.
“We are already gearing up for the move, we’ve ordered a major new laser cutting and two folding machines, which will be delivered from Germany in the new year,” he added.
“The team is working to generate new orders as we will have so much additional capacity – our current factory is about 10,000 square feet in size and this will be around 16,000 square feet.
“We will be looking to increase our workforce too. A highlight of the site visit was a demonstration of Lindum’s new GPS-enabled excavator.”
Lindum is the first main contractor in the UK to have the latest version of the Trimble GPS equipment installed – an investment of £50,000.
The technology allows construction teams to complete fast and accurate excavations by programming with the engineering drawings and will save Lindum and customers time and money.