Contract: NEC3 Design & Build
Duration: 12 Weeks
The project was to build an extension onto the existing visitor centre creating a new toilet facility with DDA compliant access for the parks visitors. The park and buildings are owned and run by KCC and the park is situated in an area of natural beauty and of archaeological and ecological interest. All the work needed to be carried out without affecting the running of the park or affecting the experience for the visitors.
To strip the over site and to excavate the footings an archaeologist was present carrying out a watching brief should an artefacts be found, there were none. New drainage was installed as was the new services for the facility. The build was traditional with concrete footings, beam & block floors, cut and pitch roofing to match the existing buildings and a Zink roof covering. The extension was fitted out for new public toilets with male, female and disabled toilets. All flooring was tiled, decorated and bespoke mechanical and electrical works were carried out to the specification and requirements of the centre. New aluminium doors were also installed into the dining room/restaurant area giving easy access into the canteen area.
Extensive external works were carried out creating an eco-friendly environment using eco block paving and eco slabs to allow the rain water to seep back into the ground instead of into a drain. Planters were installed using reclaimed timber and soft landscaping to all areas in keeping with the location.
Working closely with our designers we reviewed the original concept drawings and made some level changes which meant we did not have to install any steps or ramps thus creating a level area for all to enjoy.
The contract was completed on time and within budget.