This project included the strip out and refurbishment of the COVPress industrial Unit, with extra precautions taken to continue works during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Works carried out included the demolition of the internal warehouse walls and the removal of the ceiling linings and damaged cladding panels.
The warehouse was previously used as a car manufacturing company, using machines built into large pits in the floor.
These pits were contaminated with oil so we collaborated with a specialist sub-contractor who cleaned and removed all the waste.
Once completed, we then commenced with the infill of the existing machine press pits, through both mass fill and reinforced concrete slabs cast onto a multi-deck system.
External works included the replacement of 132 fragile skylights, re-coating parts of the roof and gutter relining.
Works also included:
- Removal of loading doors, access ladders and high-level plant gantries
- Removal of roof-mounted process extraction systems, air scrubbing systems, pipework and other HVAC
- Removal & renewal of damaged/displaced kerbs, edgings, and paving
- Strip out in canteen, kitchen, stores and WC’s
- Concrete cutting/breaking out, localised removal & reinstatement of concrete yard surfaces
- Safe removal & disposal of surplus materials
During this project the COVID-19 pandemic hit, so we took the following precautions:
- Social-distancing was maintained where possible, workforce divided into small teams to accommodate this
- Hand-washing facilities around site, canteen seating reconfigured, and one-way walkways were implemented through the site to help adhere to social distancing rules
- Lift & hoist control surfaces cleaned regularly
- Public transport use avoided where possible
- Advisory signage was put up around the site and welfare facilities and tool-box talks about the virus and social distancing/hygiene policies were given to everyone working on the site.