Location – Shrewsbury
Value – £3 to £5m
Duration – 79 weeks
Completion – November 2016
Architect – Baart Harries Newall
Engineer – Carroll and Williams
Form of Contract – JCT Intermediate with Contractors Design 2005
Client – Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
This was a complicated contract which was carried out on an existing fire station site – and where the fire service needed to remain fully operational for the duration of the construction process.
The project was split into 4 phases:
As well as the site remaining operational throughout the programme, there were other key challenges that arose during the time on site – such as the large amount of unknown asbestos hidden within the existing structure. Another key challenge was the restructuring within the Fire Brigade and the introduction of the Control for the whole of Shropshire. This meant a full redesign of the interior layout of the building. Despite this full redesign, the project remained within the original contract sum.
Throughout the contract, there was no stage at which the construction works affected the performance of the fully functioning fire station, and the construction team received glowing reports from the Fire Authority following handover.