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  • Client:
    Horizon
  • Sector:
    Healthcare Construction
  • Type:
    New Build
  • Procurement Method:
    Negotiated
  • Location:
    Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Project Value:
    £600,000

Project Description

Pacy and Wheatley completed a Healthcare Construction project in Bradford which consisted of the construction of a new 8 bed timber frame/brick faced care home on the site of a former public house. Facilities include a sensory activity room, all en-suite rooms, an assisted bathroom, on site staff accommodation and laundry / kitchen installations. External works including new gas, water and electric services, a new car park and sewer connections have been successfully co-ordinated to ensure minimal disruption to the residents on the street.  Due to the plot being on a known back passage the landscaping was designed to give consideration to the passing and potentially roosting animals. The end product is an attractive, well finished and beautifully landscaped building.

The Challenge

The site was on a busy road and in close proximity a busy bus terminal point. Consideration has to be given to civil works by close liaison with the highways authority and council.

Significant site remodelling and shaping was undertaken to allow the piling works and ground beam installation.

Achieving programme period with no delays to ensure a timely handover, registration and occupation.

Co-ordination of all new incoming services critical to the successful commissioning of the building.

Managing deliveries and lifting operations to ensure the busy main road directly outside the site entrance was left unaffected.

The Solution

In order to minimise disruption to the bus routes, liaison with the local bus company and highways was undertaken to ensure traffic management procedures were acceptable. The relevant permits were then obtained and the works were carried out with minimal disruption.

Initial surveys by P&W and our architect ensured that the substantial site remodelling was carried out to programme and with no unforeseen costs or delays.

Close communication with our sub-contractors, daily reviews of works and programme and a well organised site team meant that the clients handover date and subsequent registration were successfully achieved.

Pre-start meetings and weekly communication with the utility companies ensured that all aspects of the new services were considered- resulting in all being installed as required to complete and commission the building.

A site specific site transport plan was produced and communicated to all our suppliers and contractors. We also produced specific lift plans as required with contract lifts also well detailed and managed. This led to no delays or issues as a result of deliveries or lifting operations.

Key Achievements

Clean, crisp lines and a high standard of finish achieved through focused quality control.

Sustainable, offsite timber frame construction methods assisted in delivering the building on time.

An end product that the design team, all contractors can be proud of and more importantly a fantastic end product for the service users and our client.

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