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Guildford Borough Council

Midleton Industrial Estate, Guildford

Contract Duration: Contact start, Sept 23rd 2019 with PC taking place July 23rd 2020. 9 months. PC originally scheduled to take place April 24th 2020 (but following the UK government imposed lockdown in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, there was a forced slowdown of programmed works, resulting in delays).

Project description: The project was to build an industrial unit on an existing site in the Midleton Industrial Estate in Guildford. The unit was to be divided in the centre by a party wall to make 2 units, namely 11A & 11B. The existing site had been previously used for industrial purposes.

Scope of works:

  • Design & Build Project
  • Full New Build Project including: Sub–Structure and Ground Floor Slab, Car Park, Landscaping, Steelwork, Polycarbonate Glazing, Internal walls / Partitions and Linings, Internal Mezzanine Floor, Internal Mezzanine Ceiling, External Doors and Shutters, Internal Doors, Metal Stairs, WC Facilities, M&E, Lighting, Data, Drainage, Renewable Energy, Signage, Finishes, Fixtures and Fitting.

Throughout the project, DGCL remained in constant contact with the client, providing weekly/monthly updates on progress including pictorial evidence. H&S was managed to high levels at all times, with no incidents reported during the entire project term. DGCL’s management of the challenges posed by Covid-19 was given huge praise by the client. Although having to create a slowdown in site activity, DGCL were able to continue construction thanks to its’ commitment to maintaining progress whatever the challenge. Whilst adhering to all CLC guidelines relating to the Coronavirus, DGCL’s professional and robust approach to the care and the health and safety of all site workers ensured that all programmed tasks were able to continue.

Due to the ‘tucked away’ location of the site, DGCL recognised the need for increased security and introduced additional security measures in the form of CCTV and surveillance guarding to monitor the site.

DGCL prides itself on utilising creative thinking and solutions to ensure continual progress towards project completion. This was demonstrated through the months of Dec ’19 to Feb ’20, which saw unprecedented levels of rainfall in the UK, meaning ground conditions whilst constructing foundations and superstructures would have made progress potentially impossible for some businesses. However, with a strong sense of teamwork and a ‘get the job done’ approach, not a single day was lost to this situation.



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