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Date: January - May 2019

Client: The University of Warwick

Value: £150,000 approx.

Form of contract: JCT Minor Works 2016 Edition c/w amendments

Brief Description of Works

The works consisted of upgrading the existing vehicle access to a permanent fire lane in order to service the surrounding campus buildings. In addition a new sustainable draining system was installed together with an extensive area of clay block paving walkway. The work activities carried out were as follows:

  • Site clearance

  • Drainage including underground attenuation

  • High specification kerbing and pavings

  • Road construction including Resin Bond gravel surfacing

  • Street furniture

  • Cycle shelter

  • Road Markings

  • Disabled parking area

  • Soft landscaping and planting

  • Working in busy public environment

One of the major aspects of this scheme was delivering the works within a very busy localised environment. The close proximity of university buildings being constantly accessed by students and others restricted access to carry out the construction. Critically, materials and other supplies had to be meticulously planned and programmed to ensure progress was maintained on site. The movement of plant around a relatively congested area proved challenging but the selection of the most modern excavators, dumpers and compaction equipment to minimise noise and disruption proved invaluable. Regular visits from McVeigh Construction safety officer helped to maintain a continuing awareness of the potential hazards on site.

Special Praise

The completion of this scheme to the exacting high standards expected by the university brought compliments of which McVeigh Construction can be proud of. Special praise was given to the standard and finish of the Resin Board surfacing as well as the clay paving and conservation kerbing.

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