Project Description

Project: Substation Building
Client: Scottish Power
Contract Responsibilities: New build substation construction and internal fit out
Contract: NEC3
Contract Responsibilities: £183,000
Programme: 8 weeks

The Overview

Having previously worked on Davyhulme Waste Water Treatment Works, Gallaway was appointed to construct a masonry substation building for Electricity Northwest. The project formed part of the larger ¬£70million redevelopment of the UK’s largest Waste Water plants. The scope and specifications for the substation consisted of reinforced facing brickwork, reinforced blockwork, wind post and roof steelwork, cut timber roofing with a mixture of membrane and tiled roof finishes, external security doors and louvres, all with internal walls, decoration and plastering.

The Challenge

Gallaway was to work around the existing transformers to build the new substation building for the end user Scottish Power. Working in controlled areas, to tight specifications of high quality and full details, Gallaway had a challenging programme period to construct the building to enable Scottish Power to undertake the electrical installations and commissioning works. Subsequently, the substation provided power requirements to enable the operation of the treatment works and, as such, was firmly on the project’s critical path.

The Solution

Gallaway held regular programme and design team meetings with clients, suppliers and subcontractors to remain on the target programme and accommodate specific key sectional completion dates. As a result, coordinating Gallaway contracted works whilst accommodating access for client-based specialist trades within the live building project was achieved through full collaboration with key stakeholders.

Image of Davyhulme Water Treatment Works
Image of Davyhulme Water Treatment Works