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Enhancing communitiesIn order to bridge skill gaps the team took part in the Construction Industry Open Doors week, ensuring that people visited the site and learned more about the industry. The team also partnered with Oxford Brookes University to welcome students on site visits.
Improving the environmentDuring the main construction phase, the project had the largest scaffold wrap in the UK.
Working together with our supply chainBy studying aspects such as façade design in detail from an early stage, the team made savings of approximately £2 million.
The project’s location at the heart of a dense city centre required complex logistics - the team applied for permits and suspended a small street along the side of the facade which was replaced during the project. Barwick Street provided the perfect one way system for every single delivery and material to enter and exit the project – the team used a small ‘pit-lane’-style set-down area, the length of the building and the width of a small road, to manage the entire project.
The building has a listed facade and listed 19th Century banking hall - everything was protected during the works, and specialist lead replacement contractors re-leaded the external cills.
We engaged with building conservation officers throughout the process to inspect the measures protecting the existing banking hall, which now makes up the building’s reception. The creation of a new entrance through a wall in the banking hall was carefully coordinated with conservation in mind, to ensure that the banking hall was not affected.
Considerate Constructors Scheme - Silver Award