Project Description

Project: Alfreton Store
Client: Home Bargains & Richard Jackson Ltd
Contract: Bespoke agreement
Project Value: £256,000
Programme: 12 weeks

The Overview

Our regular client has an existing store building in the town centre of Alfreton, Derbyshire which has had problems with water ingress from the car park which sits on top of the building. The ingress was beginning to affect the store building below. The consideration initially was to provide a new waterproof deck to form a new reusable car park on top of the store building. However, later the client decided to utilize the car park with a new covering to form a roof over the store.

The Challenge

The store needed to remain fully operational during this complex project. Therefore, solutions are needed to work around store opening and delivery hours and with particular regard to staff and members of the general public through our work interfaces. Also, to accommodate continuing deliveries in retaining access and ramps.

Using their knowledge of the performance requirements, Gallaway shortlisted from their extensive supply chain several technical departments from roof membrane and painting system providers list to discuss the technical challenges of the bespoke project. Gallaway offered several specifications and cost options to the client to obtain the best value.

The Solution

The final scope provided the most workable solution offering the best value and long-term warranties. The works considered the removal of existing car park deck finishes, replacing drainage including a new drainage system for surface water and various concrete repairs throughout. Gallaway worked shift patterns and introduced dual supervision during the day, evening, and weekends to ensure the store remained watertight at all stages of the works.