AESseal Enabling Works, Phase 2

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    AESseal PLC

  • Architect


    Race Cottam Associates

  • Engineer



  • Programme


    12 Weeks

  • Completion


    February 2022

Works Scope

Britcon was appointed as Principal Contractor for this project at AESseal, Rotherham.

The works comprised of constructing a new, site access road and architectural gabion retaining walls to enable a safe, one-way traffic management system on site.

These works included the construction of the section 278 road formation, kerb lines, drainage, environmental interceptor installation and surfacing works.

Using our emerging technology and innovation lessons, we implemented HVO fuels in our plant and introduced recycled plastic within our surfacing to help our client achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ status.

Key Project Challenges

  • Retaining wall design and the existing site boundary.
  • 12 Weeks programme and multiple working interfaces.
  • Temporary works, excavations, and live services.
  • BREEAM very good rating achieved.

How we successfully delivered the project

We undertook multiple pre-construction planning sessions with all stakeholders and developed our plan for the project’s construction phase. Our experienced, in-house professionals and group support provided the project with the technical competence to complete the scope of works. This technical support provided expertise for the civils and surfacing works associated with the project.

Our experienced, local team used our collaborative project management planning techniques to automate the workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers.

Our 4 levels of planning consists of:

  • The contract CL31 and CL32 NEC programme
  • Collaborative lean planning techniques
  • 5 weeks planning boards
  • Daily coordination briefings (recorded and documented)

Added value and social impact:

  • 94% customer satisfaction survey score
  • Locally-sourced, recycled plastic aggregates
  • 3 local, direct-employed operatives completed the works
  • Relationships increased with Sheffield Hallam University
  • 1 work apprentice placement completed.