When we took possession of the site it comprised an old car workshop with asbestos roofed lock up garages with a tired PFS at the front of the site.
Altogether an unsightly conglomeration of buildings. Work commenced on 16th May to remove the asbestos from the buildings followed by the de-commissioning and removal of the existing fuel infrastructure.
The new sales building was a complex two storey structure with architectural features to blend in with the surrounding houses. The new large sales building was built in close proximity to neighbouring properties for which close cooperation and good neighbour relations were integral to the project’s success.
Works have recently been completed to a ‘new to industry’ fuelling station at Asda Hereford.
Situated at the Gateway to Hereford the local planners had requested a statement development. A new Asda design kiosk was constructed together with a bespoke canopy designed to do just that. The new forecourt is complete with 6 pumps fanning out from the entrance as you drive in.
The development was completed in 13 weeks; the canopy alone took 5 weeks to complete with minimal disruption to the existing superstores trade.
In October 2016 works completed at the Asda Leamington Spa store.
The existing pay-on-exit fuel station was replaced with a new fuel station and shop in a new location at the far end of the car park while the existing station still traded.
The build involved installation of a six-pump forecourt with a pay at pump lane, jet wash and valet area. The kiosk was constructed as per Asda’s new design model.
Closing and decommissioning the old fuel station whilst completing the new build in tandem and dealing with the stores usual business, proved to be challenging.
However, through detailed planning and hard work by the site team the programme of works was successfully implemented and completed as scheduled. Finally, the original store car park was reconfigured following the removal of the old station with overnight surfacing to suit the new changes.
The 16-week project involved a knock down/rebuild of a petrol station and forecourt at Cannock, Staffordshire.
This was a challenging site with existing tanks to be removed adjacent to the highway boundary and new crossovers to be formed with gas and electric main diversions. A high water table made it necessary to well-point the dewatering of excavations.
Our first build of a McDonald”s site in Bideford, North Devon, which proved highly successful.
This was a nine week project heavily hampered by poor ground conditions. However, Ian Saunders with Pat Clarke and his team delivered the site on time and with zero snags.
The McDonald’s Senior Project Manager stated, ‘this was the best site he had received at handover in many years’, a real credit to the guys on site.
This project involved the demolition of an existing petrol station site at a busy junction on the outskirts of Worcester City Centre to facilitate our constructing a brand new BP/M&S facility with associated forecourt. The project called for particular attention to avoiding traffic congestion and also managing residents located adjacent to and opposite the site.
Our team, led by Senior Site Manager, Andy Crisp, were particularly commended by our client, not only for the extremely high standard of the finished site, but also on their overall attitude and consideration to the local residents during the construction phase. The Project Manager noted, “ Personally I have never experienced so much praise from neighbours as this site team received. Like you, I feel very proud to have been associated with the execution and outcome of this project.”
Duration: 11 weeks
This project, entailing the complete demolition and re-construction of a brand new petrol filling station in under twelve weeks was completed by our youngest site manager, Rob Guiney, and in fact was his first project in his new role having been promoted from a ganger following a significant regime of training both in-house and through external companies.
Rob delivered a superb product with the minimum of input from our senior management team both on time and within budget but more importantly in a safe and orderly manner. Our client was delighted with the finished product and praised Williams Southern Limited for the outstanding quality at delivery.
Built by one of our senior site managers, Mick Skelton, this was an extremely demanding project in many ways. Faced with the most difficult of ground conditions, very high water table and a structurally challenging retaining wall bounding the site together with the need to remove a former large fuel tank from beneath a neighbour’s driveway (historically, the owner of the site) with the minimum of disturbance, Mick and his team delivered this project to the delight of the client in his usual calm and collected manner.
The site opened on the agreed date following a massive drive towards the end in order to make back time lost earlier through numerous unexpected challenges.
Having been presented with a significant and unexpected challenge in the removal of the old tanks at an early stage, this project had to be completed on time to the original date.
We harnessed this challenge and committed to our client and by employing clever techniques, re-phasing our works on site and with a lot of hard work from our site manager, Ian Woodgate and his team, the project completed not only on time but to the very high standards now expected of us.