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  • Client:
    Paragon Healthcare
  • Sector:
    Healthcare/design and build.
  • Type:
    Design and Build
  • Procurement Method:
    Tender/Negotiation
  • Location:
    Derbyshire
  • Project Value:
    £870,000

Project Description

Pacy and Wheatley Construction were commissioned on a design and build basis to construct and fit out a timber framed project based on Moorfield Avenue within the historic town of Bolsover, Derbyshire. The facility was 2 storeys and was to have 11 bedrooms with lounges dinning and activity rooms for a high level of care and comfort for its residents. The property had a large rear garden which was to be landscaped to ensure the residents had spacious areas to relax in the beautiful surroundings; the project was to be completed within 24 weeks for the client.

The Challenge

Design co-ordination to ensure the 24 week program was achievable through the design teams findings, we decided that the ground was currently not suitable and required vibropiling which was the chosen method to stabilise this with no affect to adjacent shop and neighbouring properties in close proximity.
Through the design teams findings we decided that the ground was currently not suitable and required vibropiling which was the chosen method to stabilize this with no affect to adjacent shop and neighbouring properties in close proximity.

The H&S actions required assessment to ensure the public using the pathways to the local school and shop and the neighbourhood residents were as un affected as possible by the works.

Due to the timber framed structure and the low level area these had to be programmed very carefully as the building could not become water tight until the main roof was complete and scaffold removed this could cause difficulty with water damage within the timber frame elements of the build.

Long lead time items and services needed constant liaison to ensure the 24 weeks allocated time.

To program the fast track timber frame construction scheme together with sub contractors to achieve the goal.

Achieve zero incidents throughout  the build of the facility whilst works were carried out.

Pulling together the best supply chain to ensure total team work.

Maintain and build on a repeat business client to maintain this to the next project.

Conform to CSCI standards.

The Solution

Design team assembled at an early time with contract programmes scheduled meeting through this period to ensure the design was buildable and suitable for the client’s needs/requirements

Vibration monitoring was utilised to all sides of the property to ensure the shops and other building were not affected.

Liaison with neighbours prior to commencement was paramount to ensure continual awareness of the sites presence and task ahead.

The roof was placed which allowed the scaffold to penetrate the low level roof and allowed access to the main roof and gable wall this was felted and passed under the scaffold upon the main roof completion this was removed and the roof completed to ensure internal trades could continue.

Health and safety paramount site compound secured with security fencing to ensure no entry to unauthorised persons.

Co-ordinated throughout by ourselves to ensure passing of lengthy lead time information and processing of orders within the early design schedule.

In house staff utilised for the project that have a good knowledge of the company and procedures required.

Ensure as much of the underground works were complete to gain time at the rear of the program to ensure a quality project delivery.

Ensure the timber frame design and was erected and closed in to any elements as soon as possible to ensure works could continue internally.

The facility opened upon time as we achieved routes into the building which was complete.

Team meetings with supply chain to discuss any areas of slight failings and areas improvement could be made.

Key Achievements

Due to the teams standard snagging regime we handed over the project with zero defects.

Completion of a large project on time and to budget with minimal disruption to public and neighbouring properties owners.

Revitalised a waste land position into a fantastic looking facility which benefits  all the neighbourhood.

Positive comments from all involved.

The new fantastic home created achievement knowing Pacy and Wheatley was part of helping to provide someone  less fortunate to have a new home.

Management process with full cooperation of supply chain achieved zero accidents/near misses.

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