The construction of a new wing to the grade two listed building and home of Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford. The works also comprised of the refurbishment and re-roofing of the main house and associated out buildings together with external soft and hard landscaping within the grounds.
The construction of a bespoke luxury house for a private client. The project incorporates both traditional brick and flint construction together with an oak framed skeleton in filled with rendered panels. Built off from a raft and piled supporting slab.
Internal finishes were kept to a traditional tudor style with both natural stone and oak timber floors. The external timber oak frame ran through to the inner walls to produce an authentic period atmosphere, whilst incorporating the latest modern technology.
New Archives Records facility
The construction of a new archives facility for the Bedford Estate. The facility comprises of a steel frame and traditional brick superstructure, supporting a
composite steel insulated roof system covered with traditional natural slates.
The building contracted as a 4 hour fire resistance structure includes air conditioning and a Inergen gas fire suppression system.
After consideration and consultation between Morgan Sindall / City West Homes and Marcon Construction Ltd, it was decided that the erection of scaffold or MEWP access to clean the gutters was far too disruptive and not a viable value for money option for purely gutter cleaning. This would also have had serious inherent safety issues for the residents of the flats.
The chosen solution was for Marcon Construction Ltd to use their fully qualified IRATA abseil team to clean the gutters from ropes to avoid full scaffold. It was decided that due to the configuration of the 16 blocks of flats some of which are linked, that by erecting scaffold access towers in certain strategic positions we could use one scaffold tower to access 1-3 blocks resulting in huge financial savings for the client.
This was a pilot scheme for gutter cleaning in the area of City West Homes, whilst the operatives were cleaning the gutter’s they were also tasked with carrying out visual surveys of the roofs and other structural elements. If minor repairs were seen to be required these were reported and fixed whilst in the vicinity again saving valuable time and money for the client.
After careful consideration and consultation between DS Smith site structural team and Marcon Construction Ltd, it was agreed that Marcon Construction Ltd would provide and install a lightweight steel structure built off the existing perimeter walls prior to the installation of a steel composite insulated roof system. This would provide a long term value engineered solution that suits the clients complex request to have a water tight safe roof to work under in the future.
Through the early inclusion of Marcon Construction Ltd we were able to assist the client at design stage and give our input on the proposals to achieve a watertight solution. Through this co-operated approach we were able to design and propose the flat to pitched solution which resulted in significant financial savings for the client.
This was the first phase of a larger ongoing DS Smith project to restructure the internals of the old pump house, the roofing works was completed within a larger CDM site whilst the rest of the DS Smith team erected a £2 million pipe line through the site. This caused its own issues as crane lifts for Marcon Construction’s steel frames and roofing panels could not interfere with the main project team. Due to our previous experience and expertise of working on large construction projects and through our early engagement we programmed our works to ensure that the project could be delivered as agreed.
We completed all works on the project following the design requirements of DS Smith Paper Ltd.
Access: The work area was located within a larger CDM site all our materials were taken through the CDM site at quieter times in full consultation with the principal contrctors.
Conflicts: Without careful consultation regarding site movements there could have been conflicts between Marcon Construction Ltd and the Principal Contractor causing downtime on the larger project due to security or safety systems, a difficult task in itself but completed with no conflict reported.
Quality: The quality standards required for a project of this type were exceptionally high and we exceeded these through our own quality management processes.
Needs of D S Smith Paper Ltd: The surrounding 128 acre site remained fully operational throughout our construction and it was necessary to isolate our operations from that of the paper mill this was achieved by daily briefs on what operations were taking place.
Supervision: We had an on site supervisor at all times to liaise with D S Smith the main Principal Contractor and to control our works.
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Marcon Construction Ltd
The Old Surgery
Marcon Construction Ltd
Unit 7, Redlands Centre
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01525 213 978