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  • Client:
    Brantingham Property Services
  • Sector:
  • Type:
    Design & Build
  • Procurement Method:
  • Location:
    Upper Allen Street, Sheffield
  • Project Value:

Project Description

Pacy and Wheatley Residential Construction project involved a two phase construction of 45 individual apartments of 4 and 5 storey construction, including the provision of basement car parking, suspended external courtyards and green roof areas. The scheme is generally constructed of in-situ waterproof concrete retaining walls, steel frame, load bearing masonry, curtain walling, precast concrete floors with a timber framed 4th floor, complemented by floating balconies to each floor and elevation.

The Challenge

Removal and replacement of existing highway retaining wall , sectional reconstruction of reinforced cast in-situ waterproof concrete.

Site logistics and constraints were extreme with tower cranes and goods hoists being the only option.

To achieve “code for sustainable homes level 3” for each phase.

To achieve compliance under Considerate Contractors scheme.

To regain four weeks lost time due to severe winter of 2010 / 2011.

To complete to programme or improve upon.

To achieve early completion and maximise client revenue.

The Solution

Careful selection of sub contractors to ensure the highest standards were achieved.

Regular design team meetings to ensure client’s objectives were satisfied and maximise value engineering process.

Timber frame construction to 4th floor for speed and ease of erection.

Use of exhaust air heat pumps to each apartment.

Arranged frequent site visits for Sheffield University BSc.

Construction Management students to allow them to use the project for live case study.

Close monitoring and management of carbon foot print of the site against targets.

Phasing of the project to ease pressure from site onstraints.

Key Achievements

Project completed 8 weeks ahead of program, despite 4 weeks lost to severe winter weather

98% waste removed from site was recovered for recycling

Health & Safety: zero reportable accidents on site

Achieving the client’s budget

Pre completion sound insulation testing achieved a highest core of 56db

A score of 32 achieved under “Considerate Contractors” scheme

Code 3 sustainable homes achieved for each phase

Exceptional air test result of 3.71 achieved

Site carbon foot print targets achieved and improved upon


I first used Pacy & Wheatley on a Design & Build Apartment project in 2006 and was impressed with their build quality and “can do” attitude. The site was extremely challenging with a number of “unknowns” but they produced an enviable product. It was therefore quite natural for me to negotiate the Design & Build of my luxury apartment complex in Sheffield with them. Another difficult site within the inner city of 45 high specification apartments. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the finish. They also handed over to me ahead of schedule, allowing a faster return on capital.

Michael C Crooks, Managing Director Brantingham Property Services

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