In January 2017, Thurston Building Systems was commissioned by Aldi Stores Limited to supply a modular building for use as a Gatehouse at their Head office and Distribution Centre in Atherstone.
This contract included the design, manufacture and installation of a single bay Gatehouse comprising of a Control Room, Lobby, Plant Room, Disabled WC, Drivers WC, Beverage Area and Cleaners Store. The external décor includes a bespoke brick skin which provided perspective to the building.
Thurston Building Systems worked closely with the Clients appointed Management Consultants, DSP Construction Management, throughout the design, manufacture and installation stages to ensure the end users expectations were met. During the course of the contract a number of scheduled meetings take place including an internal contract review meeting and handover meetings where the estimating team detail the requirements to all departments involved in the contract after which point the designated Project Manager will take over client liaison until the completion of the contract.
The projects team including designers and the cost controller work with the designated Project Manager to manage projects from inception to completion. This included working in partnership with the client to define their building needs and hand in hand with the TBS production team to ensure completion of work to high quality standards. Once the building was delivered to site, the projects team are on hand to support the site operatives and subcontractors. Through shorter reporting lines and a simple management structure, we were able to deliver quicker responses to any issues faced by our customer and ensure the close management of the project.
The cooperation and effective coordination of work with other contractors was principally the responsibility of the Projects team led by the designated Project Manager who attended regular client meetings held involving various parties alongside the client (architects, sub-contractors, end user representatives etc.) to discuss any issues arising that required our attention and concerns any of the parties were having with regards the progress of the project. The progress of the fit out against the programme issued by Thurston Building Systems at the outset of the contract was closely monitored to ensure effective management of all trades employed to achieve the desired hand-over date.