Aesseal Enabling Works, Rotherham

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    AESseal Plc

  • Architect


    Race Cottam Associates

  • Engineers


    GGP Consult

  • Programme


    20 Weeks

  • Completion


    August 2022

Works Scope

The desired outcome was for our client to improve the energy efficiency of their existing factory and company headquarters in Rotherham. The energy efficiency rating would be increased by improving the UV value of the roof cladding and by installing new solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels and battery storage.

Our scope of works was to upgrade the existing structural primary and secondary steelwork to take the new loadings presented by the cladding and PV panels.

Britcon was employed as Principal Contractor and managed the project interfaces to ensure that the client’s factory remained operational throughout the construction works and improvements.

Key Project Challenges

  • Completing challenging works in a live operational environment.
  • 20 Weeks programme and weather risks.
  • Temporary works and working at height.
  • Reducing carbon and energy costs – BREEAM Very Good rating.

How we successfully delivered the project

We undertook multiple pre-construction planning sessions with all stakeholders and developed a factory sequence plan and presented this to the operational teams located in the existing factory.

We also engaged with a number of specialist suppliers to undertake further surveys before completing the works to ensure that we understood the risks and opportunities. We produced detailed RAMS and a schedule designed to ensure that the programme could be achieved in line with budget requirements.

Our experienced, local team used our Procure project management software to automate many of the contract and workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers.

  • The installation of new skylights lights provided a 30% carbon saving
  • New solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels reduced operating costs by 16%
  • Early engagement with the design team helped maximise BREEAM credits to achieve the target ‘very good’ rating


Added value and social impact

  • 100% customer satisfaction survey score.
  • One student engagement visit completed.
  • Three locally directly-employed operatives completed the works.
  • Relationships increased with Sheffield Hallam University.
  • One work experience placement provided.