industrial construction project at the manchester central delivery office

Manchester Central Delivery Office

Fast-track refurbishment of 30,000 sq ft warehouse to create a distribution / delivery centre

Contract Sum: £500,000
Contract Duration: 10 weeks
Client: Royal Mail Property Holdings / RLB

Key challenges: Delivering the project on time; Managing the M&E subcontractor.

The new distribution centre had to be operational in time for the planned closure of a number of smaller mail centres in the area. The original programme was accelerated at the request of the client from 12 weeks to 10 weeks and we worked additional hours, including weekends, to achieve this. Careful and pro-active management of the contract ensured that all variations were incorporated into the contract with the minimum of fuss and without the requirement of a contract extension.

The key to our success was the effective management of all the works, in particular the M&E subcontractor. Regular progress meetings with the main subcontractors ensured effective weekly planning and programming.

Works included;

  • Demolition, alteration and strip out works
  • Extensive Mechanical & Electrical works including associated builder's work
  • Construction of a new washroom facilities
  • Complete renewal and re-design of the existing washroom facilities
  • Construction of new external canopy over the loading areas
  • Replacement of dock levellers and loading doors
  • External envelope repairs
  • Roof repairs including new flashings
  • Construction of a new ramp and pedestrian access
  • Boundary fence renewals
  • Drainage works and repairs
  • Floodlight provision






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