Project Description

Project: Anchorsholme
Client: C2V+ and United Utilities.
Contract Responsibilities: Main contractor.
Contract: NEC3.
Project Value: £2.7 million
Programme: Sept 2017 to Jan 2019.

The Overview

A design and build project consisting of the full construction of four buildings for United Utilities and Blackpool Borough Council in an £80 million redevelopment of Anchorsholme Park, Fylde Coast,
In this project, Lancashire is set to improve the bathing waters in and around the Blackpool Coastline.

The site consisted initially of parkland and a small bowling club which was to be demolished and reconstructed to a higher specification,
including a split usage building for the bowling club itself and the local authority maintenance store and mess for the park maintenance teams.

A new café and amphitheatre were constructed for the residents to enjoy, along with sports pitches, facilities, and an outside adventure playground.

The final parts of the development consisted of operations and electrical MCC building and a large control building over a 40m deep stormwater detention tank.

The existing water treatment works at Fleetwood WTW had no additional spare capacity. Therefore Anchorsholme Park was developed to include a new detention tank and outfall under the proposed new seawall and promenade for stormwater disbursal.

The Challenge

Several key stakeholders were concerned with the project, from the Principle Contractor of C2V+ to the local authority, Bowling Club members and United Utilities themselves.

The design of the groundworks and substructure to three of the buildings was undertaken by Gallaway, with ground condition considerations through variable mediums. All buildings consisted of steel frames with suitable steel finishes through specification, and the site’s coastal location presented a number of challenges with high wind loads on all structures.

Client interface on the performance specifications and end-user requirements were ongoing throughout the project. In addition, materials challenges and the selection of client-proposed materials added challenges to the build process to ensure the scheme became workable.

The project can take pride in the improvement it makes to the environment with ecological and natural conservation, water quality improvements, hydrology and flood mitigation.

The Solution

Gallaway has been involved at all design stages and builds a programme to coordinate between the client, Gallaway designers, statutory authorities, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Weekly collaboration and planning meetings ensured overlap between the Gallaway works and those of the client, and their direct specialist trades were coordinated from a Health and Safety viewpoint. Whilst ensuring environmental and quality compliances were maintained at the highest levels and ensuring programme delivery on this marquis project.

Anchorsholme park control building
Anchorsholme park