During the latter part of 2019 BREXIT negotiations were gathering pace and Peel Ports offered Government support stating its Liverpool, Heysham and Sheerness sites could play a “vital role” in ensuring cargo flows freely through UK ports. In the face of a challenging deadline for Brexit readiness, Peel Ports required a Principal Contractor and Designer who could achieve a shortened mobilisation period, to design and construct improvements of its two lane entrance and expansion to freight stacking and parking.
The project would require ongoing collaboration, fast tracking procurement and supply chain arrangements. Furthermore, there would be no compromising a safe and compliant delivery under CDM2015 and unhindered access and business as usual for the port.
Colin Briscoe Construction (CBC) was the chosen Partner as a result of its track record of partnering style contract management, collaborative working and ability to deliver a wide range of civil engineering activities using a combination of in house resource with a local ‘CECA member’ supply chain.
With a shortened mobilisation period, the earliest priority involved supporting Peel Ports with preconstruction information, providing a safe working environment and an effective construction phase plan, fully communicated and accessible to all on site, through an effective induction process. CBC planned, managed and monitored the construction phase and coordinated matters relating to health and safety ensuring work was carried out without risks to health or safety. To support our commitment to safety CBC provided a full time site based Safety Manager on site, solely managing Construction Safety.
During mobilisation, the full scope of works was not fully crystallised. This required the very best of logistical engineering, flexibility, contract management and technical skill, whilst maintaining full and unhindered access and business as usual for the port.