Triton Construction has won a £1.5m contract to build a new testing facility for a West Yorkshire-based gear manufacturer.

The company will construct a new 5,400 sq ft warehouse building for David Brown Santasalo at its headquarters in Huddersfield. The contract includes full mechanical and engineering (M&E) installation, associated external works and drainage.

The new facility is being purpose built for testing new and refurbished gearboxes and Triton is installing special measures for anti-vibration and sound proofing.

Triton was awarded the contract following previous work for David Brown Santasalo, having completed two manufacturing and engineering buildings in a contract worth £5m. It also installed a gear box testing rig for a Naval Frigate, designed to hold the gearbox in position during testing at full capacity.

Steve Watson, global defence director and managing director UK at David Brown Santasalo, said: “David Brown Santasalo has won a number of long term major defence projects during recent years which have required significant infrastructure improvements to the Huddersfield site.

“Triton Construction has previously built the facilities for the assembly, integration and test of marine gearboxes and has now been selected to build the new land defence gearbox test facility.”