Our Projects

Greenbridge Trading Estate, Swindon

Following a competitive tender process we were successful in being awarded a contract by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) to undertake a refurbishment project at a vacant industrial unit on the Greenbridge Industrial Estate Swindon. The works were undertaken under a JCT contract , based on an original contract period of 15 weeks with elements of the contract being design and build. The original scope of works was to undertake a refurbishment to both the internal and external areas of unit 1 with some further remodelling works undertaken thereafter to unit 2 ( inclusive of demolition works , creation of new toilet block , removal of redundant mechanical plant and decoration) The main scope of works to unit 1 was to undertake the total stripping and uplifting of the main roof, to include the installation of a man safe system, the internal remodelling of the building to include demolition and erection of new walls , installation of new male and female toilets , removal and installation of new galvanised staircase and safety barrier , new suspended ceiling throughout both levels , new flooring to include vinyl and carpet of the upper floor levels. We were also tasked with a total electrical rewire of the building , including alterations to the electrical installation within Unit 2 and installation of a new fire alarm system in both units. As part of the external works we were requested to undertake the demolition of the existing front façade extension of the building , undertake the installation of new external cladding to the whole of the building and remodelling of the existing car park area to include line marking of new car parking bays and installation of bollards. With the initial strip out being undertaken it was identified that the building was , in areas , requiring elements of works that where outside the original scope of works. This included the total uplift of the existing roof covering , laying of new boarding throughout the entire roof area and laying of new Bauder roofing system. On assessment the internal main warehouse ceiling was identified as being beyond economical repair so we were tasked with stripping the entire ceiling back to the existing structure and fixing new plasterboard throughout , including tape and jointing and decoration on completion. As works progressed we were asked to look at phasing works to unit 2 to now be incorporated within the programme of works to unit 1 , something that proved challenging as Unit 2 was a live operation with warehouse staff and materials occupying the area at all times. Unit 2 was phased into two parts with sections cordoned off to enable demolition works to be undertaken whilst other areas of the warehouse remained fully functional . Although challenging this proved successful and the works were completed within the required timeframe. With variations to the original scope of works it was key that works were kept on programme and delivered within the agreed timescale. The key to the project being a success was clear communication with the surveyor throughout the project ensuring that any matters arising were dealt with promptly and effectively ensuring that the client’s needs were met , enabling us to deliver a project that on completion exceeded the clients expectations.