Williams Tarr has successfully completed a £2.5m re-roofing/refurbishment contract at Hindley Green Business Park, Wigan for Highgate Unit Trust.
The works involved roof replacement/repair work and general refurbishments to 150,000 sq. ft. of industrial space as part of a major upgrade programme.
Areas of asbestos cement roofing were stripped off and replaced with Kingspan MR1000 composite panels, whilst other areas including one of the occupied units were repaired with a Gyromax Delcote spray-on silicone coating system. The scope included the identification and removal of asbestos contamination, various modifications to external and internal walls to remove redundant doorways and the formation of new openings and a dock leveller.
The 1,000 kVA power supply was relocated and the existing domestic sub-station was completely reconfigured with new switchgear. H.V. and L.V. power installations and new fire alarm systems were installed and routed through the buildings.
Three of the units were opened up to form a new 100,000 sq. ft. production facility for incoming tenant Corenso, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of high performance cores. Operations were programmed to allow Corenso early access to commence their factory fit-out.
The sensitive works within this complex and partially live environment were safely and successfully carried out under a partnering agreement which engendered a positive team approach working closely with the Employer and lead consultants Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, (TFT).
Williams Tarr Contracts Director Trevor Hughes commented:
We’ve completed numerous refurbishment projects like this and it’s satisfying to know that we were able to resolve various unforeseen technical issues smoothly and amicably with the Client and his team to achieve a successful result.