The Stockbridge Village re development consisted of a new primary school, a new library, a neighbourhood centre including a swimming pool and a new super market. Additional to this there was a large external works package which consisted of various car parks, multi-use game areas, and a bus turn around area. The principal contractor was Morgan Sindall and the whole project was worth approximately £20 million and lasted 21 months, with ACS package worth approximately £3 million. The project area had various constraints as it was already around a community area with shops, doctor’s surgeries and children’s play areas. ACS Construction was the first contractor on the project to build a brick substation for Scottish Power. This consisted of both the sub structure and super structure works including the joinery finishes and roof finishes.
Following on from this ACS worked alongside and coordinated their works with all other contractors including demolition, brick work, joinery, roofing, and M and E. ACS works on the project included all the civil, sub structure, drainage and external works packages. This included procuring all materials, and supplying and managing all labour and plant. The detail of the works included all the drainage on site from 4 live connections and sewer diversions, to site main drainage and water retention systems to internal drainage including slab gullies. The substructure works included large RC raft construction, traditional foundations and footings, lift pits, RC pool walls and slabs as well as all other RC slabs including some roof slabs. The external works package included both traditional car parks and “no dig” car parks which consisted of a stone raft construction. The external works finishes included importing and laying granite kerbs, channels and paving. Additional to these works ACS built gabion retaining walls, tarmaced temporary car parks, installed all ducting on the site, earth moving and demolistion of existing sub stations.
Our project management on the team worked closely with the client as well as other contractors to ensure the programme was always maintained. ACS attended design team meetings and workshops to develop on going design issues with timely and cost effective solutions. ACS also liaised with the local authorities and United Utilities to procure all relevant permits and licenses to not only work in the high ways but make live drainage connections and obtain licenses to pump water into the United Utilities live systems. The ACS project management were also responsible for the safe delivery of the project with no reportable injuries. Additional to this the ACS quality management system was maintained to ensure a compliance with the specification as well as working on the project information collaboration software Project Vault.