R G Carter opens £14 million engineering facility
Construction company R G Carter has officially opened its new engineering facility in Attleborough, Norfolk.
The business has invested £14 million bringing together its ground investigation, design, piling and civil engineering teams on one site, to provide an enhanced service for current and potential clients.
Chairman Robert Carter said: “This is an exciting time for us. Bringing our engineering companies together at this purpose-built facility will enable them to work more closely together to improve our services to our clients.
“Our UKAS accredited laboratory is one of the best equipped facilities in East Anglia and provides a great foundation for our soils and material testing capabilities.
“We will provide the local community with extra jobs and engage with local schools by offering tours of the site.”
Alongside the new office space, the site includes a workshop for piling rig and auger maintenance and a fully equipped soils and concrete testing laboratory.
The company chose the official opening event to showcase equipment based at the facility including 3D printing capability, ground investigation drilling, foundation pile auguring, plant maintenance, welding and a series of soil and concrete testing demonstrations.
• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: RG Carter chairman Robert Carter with the engineering team at the official opening of new facilities at Attleborough