Ground conditions: The ground was poor. As soon as we started digging the foundations it became clear we couldn’t complete a traditional strip foundation. We got in touch with our engineers and agreed on a piling design that was implemented with minimal downtime whilst the team set about other works on-site to keep the project going.
Materials: We found one of our contractors was really struggling for their materials. We helped him out by using our in house buyer to source it elsewhere. This made a saving which filtered back to the client – so a win all round!
Logistics: Orchards is down a single track road so access was very tight. We had a banksman on-site to assist with access and egress for site deliveries and planned materials deliveries and contractors carefully.