Albert Fry Associates are providing Civil and Structural Engineering services for the design and construction of the new £16 million Test Centre and Operational Depot for the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) on a brownfield site at Hydebank, Belfast. In addition to the vehicle testing facility, the works include associated offices, landscaping, car parking, retaining walls and improvements to the sections of the access road from junction of the Milltown Road and Hospital Road.
The test centre at Hydebank will be the first of an entire new infrastructure network to cover all of Northern Ireland replacing the existing 40-year-old network. The establishment of this regional facility will contribute significantly to the Lisburn Castlereagh economy with the employment of 175 staff at the offices and a further 40 within the test centre.
This project will be delivered to BIM Level 2 standards ensuring a high quality of building information from construction through to the client’s operation and asset management. The building will also be delivered to a BREEAM Excellent rating reflecting the importance of sustainability as a key driver of the project.
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