The works consisted of the external cleaning and painting of the industrial units along with minor pre-paint repairs and the installation of five electrically operated roller shutter doors.
The works led by Contract Manager, Steve McArdle were delivered on time and within budget. Steve managed a team of five directly employed painters and multiple subcontractors. Steve was supported by Black Hat supervisor, Shane Pitts.
The client, Parcel Holdings (Grosvenor Grange) Limited appointed a Contract Administrator to liaise with contract administrator, Jones Melling, in particular on access requirements for Vodaphone Unit 25.
Seddon is one of very few main contractors that has an in-house capability to deliver trade packages covering mechanical, electrical, brickwork, joinery, plastering, painting and decorating. We have almost 250 directly employed skilled and in-house trained operatives which allows us to control quality and commitment. To supplement our direct resource capacity, we use supply chain partners; subcontractors, suppliers and design specialists from our preferred supply chain. Our 1500 strong supply chain was managed by Supply Chain Manager, Steve McCluskey and his team who have extensive experience across the region. For the Grosvenor Grange project, we utilised the below subcontractors to successfully deliver the project:
- Ascot Doors - Removal of Concertina Door and the installation of the newly Electrically Operated Roller Shutter Doors
- Secure Door Systems – Removal of existing pedestrian doors and the installation of the new aluminum pedestrian door sets
- MEC Ltd – Installation of 3 phase power supply for roller shutter doors
- JPT – All Joinery Repair
- SR Cladding – Cladding Repairs
- Stablefolds – Groundworks and steel structure removal
Key to the succesful delivery of the project was the consistent, clear and liaison between Seddon Operational team, Principal Designer, and the client. Discussions were held monthly and weekly via client site meetings to ensure the scheme was on time and delivering to programme. Steve held discussions with key stakeholders throughout the construction period. Discussions were held around agreeing variations. All correspondence was sent via email throughout the project valuations were agreed every 2 weeks with the contract administrator on site during a walk around who would then send our payment certificates.
Two extensions of time were given, agreed and instructed by the client, due to additional works needed. The second extension of time was given due to the delay in materials - design and manufacture of industrial doors took eight-weeks, following approval of designs.
Careful Planning and Co-ordination
Liaison with the occupants within the other live industrial units was another key element to the succesful delivery of the project. Consistent communication with them ensured that they were always kept informed of works and due to this excellent communication they, in return were very accomadating during the construction process and this ensured their day-to-day operations weren’t affected by our works.
Outcomes and Benefits
Feedback: We have received excellent feedback notonly from the client but the tenants too. Off the back of this project, the client has asked us to price another industrial estate which they own.
- Preparation and application of new coating systems which provided an eight-year warranty.
- The industrial estate has recieved a much needed face-life which will attract more tenants, bringing economic benefit to the area and industrial estate.
- The existing tenants have received upgraded roller shutter doors, this has lowered the cost on heating the units for tenants, also reducing carbon in line with our Carbon Reduction Plan / Policy.
The main challenge on the project was organising access into Unit 25, which is occupied by Vodaphone. Due to the sensitive nature of the communications equipment and power supply to the unit, we had several companies involved due to security reasons where we were required to give seven-day notice for access.There was occasions were security did not show up on the days/times given or have in-correct keys, this was a challenge. Experienced Contracts Manager, Steve managed the process through consistent and clear communication with the client.
- Johnstones Steel & Clad Coating system was used on the external cladding which was specified by the technical rep from Johnstones Paints.
- Waste - All waste generated from the site was sent for recycling such as the concertina doors.
- Vehicle sharing was carried out
- Signing in and out sheets for travel distance etc