Design & Build
Design and build works on the basis that we, as the main contractor, are responsible for undertaking both the design and construction work on a scheme.
Design and build allows us to have early input into the final outcome for each project, using Early Contractor Involvement and collaboration between our experts, our clients and our specialist supply chain.
Our approach is collaborative, building a partnering environment to really get to know client needs and using our experts to ensure that those requirements are met fully.
Examples of our Design and build projects include:
- Kiddi Caru Nursery, Matford – This contract required us to construct a nursery based on the standard model the client had used on twenty similar facilities across the UK. We worked closely with Kiddi Caru for over a year to adapt their standard model to fit the space allowed on this specific site.
- Highbridge Enterprise Centre for Somerset County Council - £1.19m – This contract required us to design and build a commercial building and an office block to provide suitable accommodation for small growing businesses and local start-ups, helping to stimulate local enterprise. The site presented several challenges, not least resting on a level 3 flood zone, which required us to raise the levels.
- Preston Academy ASD Unit for Somerset County Council - This design and build project consisted of the construction of a single storey standalone building in the grounds of an operational school. The new build provides a specific learning environment for the pupils who have Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Close collaboration with the client and the end users was required to understand the unique environment required.