- Client: Euro Garages
- Location: Warrington
- Duration: 36 weeks
- Value: 1.8m
Internal and external refurbishment and fit-out of BP Petrol Station, Birchwood, Warrington, consisting of extension to main shop, creating new toilet block and café, demolishing old MOT station, new build of drive through Starbucks, and a forecourt upgrade
This scheme involved the demolition of an existing MOT Bay and the redevelopment of the existing filling station. As part of the works we also undertook the construction of a new Starbucks and the modification and fit-out of a new Cost cutter.
The new build extension was a portal steel frame and as part of the works, we undertook the fit-out of the new service station shop.
The priority of our client was to minimise the loss of earnings to Manor Service Stations Ltd. by keeping the service station operational where possible and minimising the length of time between the closure of the existing services and the opening of the newly improved service station.
We worked with the LK Group to develop a time-efficient land remediation strategy. Instead of adopting a traditional approach that assumed that the whole site is contaminated, we worked with LK Group to identify “hot spots” that required remediating and implemented a localised cut and fill approach which made the best use of the remaining existing land. This approach saved approximately 40% of the contaminated ground disposal costs and allowed completion of the groundworks package to accelerate the programme by 2 weeks.
We also worked closely with the design team and petrochemical specialist to identify and coordinate works as efficiently as possible.
“Connolly’s offered a pragmatic approach to the phasing of the works and to keep the site operating for a long as possible. The final account was agreed amicably and the all parties and more importantly the client were more than happy with the completion of the project.”
Steven Walker, Managing Director, Walker Design, Architect