Off the back of our number one position on the sprinkler lot on the SEC framework, Optivo Housing Association contracted us to retrofit a fire sprinkler system into 63 one and two bedroom flats and communal spaces in a three story newly built residential home in Kent.
Optivo wanted the system to be installed quickly before residents moved in and without any obvious change to the décor of the brand-new properties.
We advised Optivo to install a British standard, mist system rather than a wet system as this could be fitted more quickly and would take up less space in the plant room (due to only needing four small pumps rather than a tank).
We demonstrated how this system could be installed in a fully-decorated show flat requiring only minimal making-good. Optivo were pleased with our approach, and the twelve- week installation programme began.
We installed the sprinkler fittings and left properties exactly as they were before installation, with no evidence of works being undertaken. The installation went so smoothly that we were able to complete 3 flats per day.
The new sprinkler system was installed within ten weeks and the hand over was completed two weeks ahead of schedule. It now means that the client can implement a stay put policy for the wellbeing of vulnerable residents.
" I feel the works went really well. I had certainly assumed far more mess and disruption during the installation phase. The works were completed ahead of schedule which was pleasing. Having Simon on site was extremely useful and he is always very approachable and helpful. The contractors are polite and accommodating. Having completed viewings, people are extremely impressed and comment on how neatly the ceilings are finished. It’s impossible to see where Kier have been and this is exactly what we needed. I’m hopeful the next installation at Atlas Place will be just as successful. "Project Manager Optivo
Creating a revolutionary mixed tenure, sustainable and affordable award-winning new community in Birmingham, delivering a range of house types to appeal to the broadest demographic possible and designing them to give residents an extra 10% living space.
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Working with Network Rail to keep the line between Ipswich and Lowestoft up and running. Replacing the line's Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) system after the frequencies were allocated to the MOD, coming up with a workable solution with the client and ensuring this vital rural connection remained in service.
132kv / 33kv reinforcement works included the longest directional drill undertaken by UK Power Networks, underneath the River Orwell, whilst protecting the ecology of the local area.
Transforming the former site of Hawkhead Hospital into Hawkhead Village, a residential community bringing together restored Art Deco buildings and new homes. Achieving Show Home of the Year in the Scottish Home Awards 2015 and Best Renovation/Conversion in The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2017.
Transforming the former Manor and Kingsway Hospitals situated 1.5 miles west of Derby city centre, creating a diverse and thriving community of 700 homes with recreational facilities, retail space and a business park to create 450 jobs.
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Delivering the £450m Watford Riverwell as a 15-20 year joint venture with Watford Borough Council, which involved regenerating 70 acres of land in West Watford to create residential, office, retail, leisure, industrial and hotel space.
Updating Durham University student accommodation, refurbishing and converting one block and demolishing and rebuilding a second, catering for a mixture of mixture of undergraduates, post-graduates, returning students, and includes a mix of en-suite bedrooms, studios and accessible bedrooms.
A joint venture with Kier Major Projects for the University of Northampton. The project marked the first time Kier had committed to a large-scale Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame project and is the largest LGS project to date in the UK.
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Updating an icon, providing pride of place for Charles Darwin’s finds, creating a prominent spot for a fully-fledged Finback whale, and being test abseiled by Sir David Attenborough.
We deliver works to a broad variety of property archetypes, including leasehold properties, purpose-built and conversion flats, terraced, detached and semi-detached houses, estates-based properties, high and low rise blocks, sheltered housing and listed buildings.