June 2012 – December 2012
The New Warlands Farm facility (phase 2) been specifically designed to offer opportunities for young adults with autism to gain practical work experience.
Phase 2 consists of a full refurbishment/fit out of the currently unoccupied first floor space to include:
- Construction of additional offices and classrooms
- Installation of windows
- Construction of a mezzanine floor
- Installation of a lift
Delivering CDM Coordination support
Steel River Consultants worked closely with the design architects and the NEAS to ensure the highest levels of effective CDM Coordination were applied throughout the project.
Proactive dialogue was established throughout the planning stages with the design team through design co-ordination workshops and meetings, alongside interfacing with the end user group (NEAS).
One of the challenging aspects on this project was liaising with the NEAS and the Principal Contractor to develop a sensible and safe approach to delivering a completed project while the building was occupied and in daily use.
The day care centre has many autistic students so a sensitive approach to disruption and noise levels had to be considered in detail to create minimum disruption to the centre’s daily operations and ensure the works could be carried out safely.