DSTL Porton Down
Porton Down is a United Kingdom government military science park. It is situated slightly North East of Porton near Salisbury, in Wiltshire, England.
It is home to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, known as DSTL, which is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The site is believed to be one of the United Kingdom's most sensitive and secretive government facilities for military research, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence.
Serco Defence who manage the facilities for DSTL had a vehicle canopy requirement from their client. Having been recommended to J & J Carter, they visited our factory in Andover to see a similar structure in use.
J & J Carter provided a turn-key solution including full structural design with site specific calculations, Series 170 aluminium clear span structure with solid side walls up to 2m high and PVC cladding to roof and upper walls. This canopy measures 8.2m span x 8.6m deep with a side height of 5.2m.