We were instructed to act as Principal Designer, Contract Administrator and Party Wall surveyor to construct a vehicle wash-bay at a car rental site in Wakefield.
The project included the demolition of an unsuitable wash-bay, installing a temporary facility, construction of a new vehicle wash bay and localised works to existing hardstandings.
We produced proposed designs for the scheme and submitted these for planning and building control consent. Following planning approval, we created a full schedule of works for competitive tender. After a detailed review, we produced contract documents and managed the project, including site works, through to completion.
As part of the process, Party wall notices were issued by us to the adjoining property.
It was important for the client that routine business operations were not disrupted. So, we ensured that suitable arrangements were made to provide a temporary wash-bay facility. Great care was needed to ensure the new installation adhered to trade effluent discharge guidance and specific dimensions and finishes.
A demolition survey identified the original structure as containing asbestos materials. As a result, safe removal and air testing were carried out before demolition work could proceed. Furthermore, due to the proximity of the wash-bay to the neighbouring property and the works involved in constructing a replacement, a Party Wall notice was required.
Finally, the whole process required careful programming to make sure completion was achieved within the agreed timescale.