The scheme involved the site preparation, removal of redundant services, construction of foundations and installation of new services for the project office and workforce welfare facility for the £1bn Replacement Analytical Project at Sellafield. The project involved extensive ground investigations to locate and remove existing services prior to construction of new drainage systems, services and building foundations. Our scope of work included:
The project is located on a previously used industrial site with a significant number of uncharted buried services and redundant underground concrete features which had to be safely located before main excavation work could be started. We worked closely with the adjacent building owners, Ground Investigation, and topography teams to identify the exact location of the buried services and features by hand digging several trial holes.
The work was carried out in and adjacent to a high security area which required us to work to strict security protocols and collaborate with the building owners and security department during the planning and delivery phases of the works. The project is also located in a frequently used pedestrian thoroughfare which required us to plan our work and install temporary and permanent works to always maintain safe pedestrian and emergency vehicle access to the adjacent operational facilities.