Trago Mills, Merthyr Tydfil

Client: Kier Construction / Trago Mills

Sector: Commercial

Value: £36M

Cambria Consulting are appointed Civil and Structural Engineers for the fourth 200,000sq ft , Trago Mills store, based on the outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Trago Mills is currently a chain of three department stores in Cornwall and Devon.

A distinguishing feature of Trago Mills is the architecture of the buildings which have an almost castle-like appearance, with tall towers clad in white with black framed windows.

The project is large and comprises different types of buildings with certain features to suit the architectural concept, such as a warehouse, retail unit, two storey office building, shops, railway, security office, main entrance, cafe building, external walkway, workshop and offices.

The construction of the main retail unit, warehouse and railway are a single storey portal frame steelwork structure with light weight roof and cladding. The construction of the foundations is pad foundation with perimeter strip footing. The rest of the buildings are fully braced steelwork structure with lightweight roof and cladding. Pad foundations and strip footing have been designed to support the superframe.

< Back to Case Studies

Latest News View all

We’re Hiring!

Structural Engineers, we’re hiring, and we want the best! Our Bristol office is growing, and we need an excellent Engineer to become a key member of our team. Click here to find out… Read more »

Cambria attend The Food Works ‘Steel Signing’ Ceremony

On 29th May 2019, our Practice Secretary, Trish attended her first ‘steel signing’ ceremony at The Food WorksSW site representing Cambria who are providing full Civil and Structural consultancy services on this project… Read more »

Cambria join forces with Penarth Marina Litterpickers!

Cambria have joined forces with Penarth Marina Litterpickers to get involved in regular litter picks in the vicinity of our Penarth Office. A few of the Cambria team took part in their first… Read more »

Proud to Be Part of an Award Winning Design Team…

Cambria were delighted to hear the news from the LABC Cymru Building Excellence Awards for NPT Council held on Friday 22 February 2019, that Ysgol Cwm Brombil won Best Educational Building and Ysgol… Read more »

Cambria ‘SuDs in Wales 2019’ Lecture

Cambria infrastructure team were invited by the Institution of Structural Engineers to present their ‘SuDs in Wales 2019’ lecture. The lecture was held on at 4:30pm on Wednesday 16th January at the North… Read more »

Merry Christmas from all at Cambria!

Cambria supports Hope Rescues Cosy Kennels Shoebox Appeal

After the successful contribution made by our team to the Reverse Advent for Newport Foodbank last year, this year we decided to do something a little different! This year, we chose to support… Read more »

ICE Engineering Team Challenge 2018

Our Callum Parker and Trish Michael both volunteered to help out at the ICE Engineering Team Challenge at the Cardiff event on the 5th November and Newport on the 6th November 2018. Callum… Read more »