Industrial Construction Project in Chesterfield

  • Client:
    Precision Products UK Ltd
  • Sector:
    Industrial/Commercial
  • Type:
    New build extension and Refurbishment
  • Procurement Method:
    Competitive Tender
  • Location:
    Chesterfield
  • Project Value:
    c £2.2m

Project Description

Pacy and Wheatley Construction have now concluded an industrial construction project within Chesterfield. The work consisted of an extension (approximately 12,000 Sq. foot) to an existing manufacturing property, along with, internal alterations & facility upgrades, renewal of the factory’s façades and a full re-roof along with all associated drainage, car park remodel works and external landscaping.

The Challenge

The major challenge that the site team faced was in ensuring the segregation of our works with the existing factory users.

The site team will be working within a live manufacturing unit whilst carrying out the upgrade works to the existing Electrical and Mechanical infrastructure. There is also an existing wall to be removed, and the replacement of the existing external steel cladding along one grid line, adjacent to the new build.

Located to the east of the site is part of an ancient woodland and measures will need to be put in place to protect not only the trees but the soils and fauna around them. This will be closely monitored whilst work is being carried out.

The Solution and Key Achievements

Through intricate site planning, a clear and precise action plan was created and distributed to all relevant parties. With very close two-way interaction and good working relationships between our site teams and workers from Precision Products Ltd, this was maintained and achieved. It was paramount to the success of the project.

As a Considerate Contractor, all plant and machinery used and site noise was kept to a minimum, with the assurance that any loud activities were properly planned and managed to ensure minimum disturbance to all including neighbours. A full site traffic plan and development wide traffic plan was utilised to monitor deliveries, and the like, to minimise disruption and allow the production facility to continue to operate and maintain production levels. The employer was most satisfied with the team effort.

Additionally close cooperation and planning covering internal demo / alteration works, and the facade and roof renewal works on an elevation by elevation basis worked well.

The site did require a significant variant to the works as specific ground conditions were encountered once the substructure was opened up. This meant it was necessary to change our strategy on the foundation and slab design and change the substructure to a piled solution. The bearing capacity of the slab was maintained with the new construction methodology employed.

Despite the new conditions found, the project was completed within the agreed timescales and budgets. The works were re-sequenced to meet our requirements and with the assistance of our supply chain partners.

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Testimonial

Pacy & Wheatley Ltd were appointed as Main Contractor in November 2019 under a JCT Design & Build Contract following a very competitive tender and due diligence process by ourselves to carry out a new 11000 sq ft warehouse extension. This also included; alterations and upgrades to the existing manufacturing facility including mechanical and electrical services and associated external concrete yards, drainage and landscaping works.

The tender documents, detail and clarity of return they provided and on-site safety record was very impressive and a major factor in our client's final choice of main contractor for the scheme.

We found their culture and team ethos ensured all parties worked in a collaborative manner, thereby allowing the employers day to day operations on the 'live' site to continue unaffected and remain efficient and the programme to be maintained. Pacy & Wheatley Ltd remained professional, positive, and proactive.

At all times there is a clear line of structure and ownership with open and honest communication at all levels. All works have been completed to a good quality & high standard, on time and within budget. We have no hesitation in returning to Pacy & Wheatley Ltd for further work opportunities and tenders.

They have a flexible, open and honest approach and it's been a pleasure to work with them in these times.

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