Seddon have worked on this site periodically for a number of years doing numerous new build extensions and refurbishment works, we have also constructed a new wing to the value of £10 million.
Salford City Council (Salford Children’s Services) awarded Seddon this £10.5m new build and refurbishment contract where we acted as Principle Contractor.
Seddon have built up an excellent working relationship with the client, Salford City Council and the Architectural practice Hattrells DS One. Having a good relationship with Salford City Council allowed us to work together in relation to innovation and solutions. The Barton Moss contract was carried out on a partnering arrangement with Urban Vision and Salford City Council. The Barton Moss is secure accommodation provided under Section 25 of the Children Act 1989 and is an additional building to the site which allows young offenders the opportunity to live in a normal environment educating themselves on how to support themselves with domestic duties for a time period before they are released from a secure environment. Installation of a high-security alarm and surveillance systems were provided for the security of staff and residents.
A workshop was provided for the residents on the ground floor which will provide building skills which could help the young offenders when they are looking to re-gain employment after their release.
Our team needed to ensure that the site was a secure environment in the refurbishment areas and the site team needed to ensure that tools and belongings which were taken into the facility were accounted for before leaving the site at the end of the day. The working hours of the site team were amended so that they fit around the residents. The residents had to vacate the unit before our team could go in and work, and for this reason, the team had to start later and finish earlier so works didn’t affect the residents' schedules. Throughout the contract duration, Seddon were awarded good Health & Safety and Quality & Environment scores.