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Mart Road Regeneration

Mart Road Regeneration (Design & Build)

SWH Build worked with Somerset County Council to re-phase the contract on this sensitive site ensuring works could begin as scheduled. 

Minehead Railway Station was opened in 1874, linking the town to Taunton and beyond. It is the seaside terminus of Britain's longest heritage railway.

The site was on the edge of the town centre, the location of the market and works connected with the West Somerset Railway – a new information centre and coffee shop, and a steam engine turntable; hand powered and the first of its kind installed in the country for several decades.

The whole team for this project faced a challenge straightaway. One occupier of the intended site refused to leave and so Somerset could not gain possession of the whole site. SWH Build worked with Somerset County to reorganise the project work scheduling and were able to start work before the last part of the site was released.

The later possession of this was a particular challenge because its previous use had been likely to leave hydrocarbon contamination. The client's team could not gain access to test the ground conditions. SWH Build not only re-phased the contract but managed to reorganise another part of the site so that decontamination could be carried out on site, avoiding taking waste to tip.

This helped to achieve a BREEAM rating of 'Very Good'.

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