Guardian Industries Factory Expansion & Refurbishment

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract


  • Client


    Guardian Industries

  • Architect


    GGP Consult

  • Engineer


    GGP Consult

  • Programme


    39 Weeks

  • Completion


    August 2021

Works Scope

Britcon (UK) Limited were employed as the Contractor in on the £80 million pound factory expansion and enabling works project. We were employed as the Contractor under the NEC4 ECC, Option A contract.
The specific scope of works included enabling the project with the construction of the contractor compound and storage areas. The works also required Britcon to construct the new site access roads and connection to the section 278 works associated with the local authority highway.

The main works undertaken was to extend the main factory building and this consisted of end bearing piled foundations, RC foundations, steel portal framed building, cladding and associated external works.

Additional works consisted of completing complex internal reinforced concrete modifications to the cullet tunnel and turntable stackers.

Key Project Challenges

  • Completing challenging works in a live operational factory
  • 39 Weeks programme and multiple working interfaces
  • Temporary works, excavations, live services and working at height
  • Complex reinforcement and construction sequencing

How we successfully delivered the project

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

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, build, steel and surfacing works associated with the project.

Our experienced local team used our collaborative project management planning software to automate the workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers. Our 4 levels of planning consisted 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

100% Customer satisfaction survey score
Food bank donations completed (food and white goods)
3 Locally direct employed operatives completed the works
Relationships increased with Sheffield Hallam University
1 work apprentice placement completed.