Contract administration – New Build commercial building - Essex

Our client had found that their existing 5 bay steel framed metal and corrugated asbestos cement sheet clad building was not fit for purpose for the servicing and carrying out of MOTs for commercial vehicles. Modern vehicles tended to be longer and therefore the building was not deep enough to cater for them.  

Planning approval for a larger building was granted and we were approached to obtain building regulation approval and project manage the construction. We instigated investigations involving trial holes and soil analysis around the existing building to determine the foundation design and put together a package of working drawings and specification of works to enable contractors to submit competitive quotations.

Building Regulation matters were handled through the approved inspector route. Whilst this was being carried out the client arranged for the demolition of the existing building and the vehicle servicing business continued in a temporary building erected within the confines of the site.

The new build incorporated a purpose built inspection pit in one of the five bays and separate electrical systems to enable the large warehouse to be split into three separate areas increasing its marketability should the need arise in the future. The new colour coated metal clad steel framed building with power floated floor, metal roller shutters, fire escape doors and large concrete apron to the front was successfully handed over to the client upon completion. 

The overall value of the new build was £244k.