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New Mirage Ink, Imperial Way Commerce Park, Frome

Continued expansion and success has prompted a move to new premises for printing ink manufacturers Mirage Inks Ltd, who will be relocating from their original base in Radstock to brand new premises in Imperial Way Commerce Park, Frome.

Mirage Inks was established in 1983 in Radstock and over the years has expanded to the full capacity of their site.

The once commercial area of Radstock has seen increased residential development and increasing traffic and congestion around the firm’s site. In order for the company to expand and increase employment, it is now necessary for them to relocate to larger purpose built premises.

New Mirage Ink, Imperial Way Commerce Park, Frome

The project to construct the new premises on the 1.35 acre site is being carried out by main contractors Richard Wood Engineering; architects are the David Brain Partnership and structural engineers are PA Squibbs Engineering Consultants.

Designed for the production of printing inks, the 2,300 sq m building is 72.85m long, 31.80 m wide and 8.85 m to underside of eaves. The building includes an entrance foyer and a three storey element to the main frontage incorporating offices and laboratories, with the reminder of the building comprising plant areas and manufacturing areas at ground floor level and a canteen and storage areas on the second floor.

New Mirage Ink, Imperial Way Commerce Park, Frome

The building features a steel portal frame superstructure to the production areas, with a steel frame with cold form floor joists to the three story office element. The production and mezzanine areas have precast concrete floors.

External elevations are in Ibstock brick at ground floor level, with Kingspan profiled metal cladding above, aluminium framed windows and a shallow pitched Kingspan profiled metal cladding roof. The office element on the main elevation features a curved glazed entrance with a curved staircase with glazed panels and balustrades.

External works include the creation of a car parking area including disabled parking spaces and a cycle storage area. Landscaping will define the main frontage of the site and will add to the aesthetic qualities of the development, as well as screening the building from the surrounding roads. A new separate gated entrance to the site is also being created from Imperial Way.

Currently the walls and roof are being completed with work due to start internally in the coming weeks.

New Mirage Ink, Imperial Way Commerce Park, Frome

The project commenced just before Christmas 2014 and is making good progress on site with completion due in July/August 2015.

A pioneering, independent company, Mirage manufactures high quality solvent and water based ink products.

A market leader with over 20 years experience in Cationic and Free Radical U.V. technology., Mirage has enjoyed continued success through almost 30 years in business due to the company’s commitment to producing quality products and providing excellent service.

New Mirage Ink, Imperial Way Commerce Park, Frome

The company’s highly skilled and motivated technical department has the capability to meet customer needs through efficient problem solving and the development of new products.

The company has been Awarded the British Standard Institute certificate BS:EN:ISO 9001:2000 and the BRC/IoP Global Standard certificate for Food Packaging & Other Packaging Materials. (Category A).

Mirage Inks was also a six times winner of the S.M.E. Merit Award for Research and Technology from the DTI.

New Mirage Ink, Imperial Way Commerce Park, Frome

Richard Wood Engineering is a reliable and trustworthy company manufacturing and cladding steel framed buildings to client’s specifications. The company pride themselves on providing a quality product and service, and has earned a reputation which has ensured the continued growth of the business since 1975.

 

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