DSP (Interiors) Ltd have completed the refit of two new units for a manufacturing firm which specialises in thermoplastic composite braiding technology.
Composite Braiding was originally based at Derby City Council’s iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park in Derby but was forced to relocate to make way for the city’s new Nuclear Skills Academy.
We were commissioned by Derby City Council to support the company’s relocation to Dunstall Park Road estate, Ivygrove Developments’ new scheme off Ascot Drive in the city.
We have now completed the design and fit-out of two speculative units, combining them into one bigger unit, which will cater for Composite Braiding’s continued growth and accommodate future expansion.
The company specialises in thermoplastic composite braiding, an innovative process which provides a stronger, tougher, and more flexible alternative to woven composites.
By combining thermoplastic with a composite material, braided structures are tailored to meet demands and performance criteria across any sector and can be produced at over a mile a day and much lower cost.
The speed in which the design and build could be undertaken were crucial to the success of this project, which was a partnership between Derby City Council, Rolls-Royce and the University of Derby and is the first of its kind in the UK.
Our considerable experience in designing, managing, and installing turnkey projects of this nature was essential to meet the extremely tight timescales required.
The units, which were core base builds, required extensive fit outs to suit Composite Braiding’s unique operations, including entailed a bespoke office and production facility.
To achieve this, a mezzanine floor was installed, providing additional office and amenity space, complete with all supporting fixtures and fittings such as fire rating, suspended ceilings, partitions, flooring, decoration, toilets, kitchens and more.
Works also included the design and installation of all the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services required such as the installation of air conditioning, extraction, fresh air ventilation and compressed air systems.
Electrics, lighting, fire alarm, intruder alarm, power and data were designed and installed, including extensive consultation to ensure the correct power supplies to the specialist machinery.
Commenting on the project, Steve Barbour, managing director of Composite Braiding, said:
“Thanks go out to everyone at DSP Interiors for carrying out a first-rate job. Their expertise, attention to detail and understanding of our specific requirements has turned an empty shell into a building which will be able to accommodate our future growth.”
Andy Priestley, director of DSP (Interiors) Ltd, added:
“We were delighted to be selected by Derby City Council to carry out the design and fit out for Composite Braiding at Dunstall Park Road.
“Our dedicated team has worked closely with Steve Barbour to create spaces that align with their vision and provide a functional and visually appealing home for their staff.
“Composite Braiding’s new premises will provide the company with the ideal foundation to drive their continued growth.”