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  • Client:
    North Yorkshire Fire And Police
  • Sector:
    Public
  • Type:
    Traditional New Build
  • Procurement Method:
    Tender
  • Location:
    Bedale
  • Project Value:
    £465,000

Project Description

A temporary fire station in Bedale completed by Pacy and Wheatley Commercial Construction, was initially provided by converting sheds owned by the town hall whilst the existing station was demolished. The new joint police and fire station was traditionally constructed on precast concrete driven piled foundations, with traditional cavity wall construction.

New high security cells were provided within the scheme. Facilities included an upgrade of the formerly un-adopted access road serving the small community of Wycar and the new joint station and allowed access to Bedale Manor.

The Challenge

  • Working on a limited and constrained site whilst maintaining and protecting access to the residents of Wycar for site construction traffic.
  • Working alongside a team of archaeologists whilst carrying out the groundworks and piling.
  • Overcoming and maintaining the existing and vital live fire hydrant located in the middle of the building footprint until new water holding tanks could be installed.
  • Achieving a tight program to high specification and specialist installations.

The Solution

  • Programme and in depth planning were critical to ensure that fire station facilities were accessible and operational throughout the project.
  • Monthly progress letters were issued to local residents informing them of progress and any possible future disruptions.
  • Fortnightly site meetings with representatives from the police and fire authorities ensured that both clients expectations were fulfilled on completion.
  • Liaison and excellent relationships with the retained fire crews ensured continuity of emergency services.

Key Achievements

  • Project completed within 34 weeks, including temporary facilities.
  • Near zero defects at handover.
  • 100% local spend, 20% within Bedale assisting the local economy.
  • 98% waste removed from site was recovered for recycling.
  • Health & Safety: zero accidents on site.
  • Achieving the clients budget.
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