Homes England Association Advanced Manufacturing Building

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    Homes England Assn.

  • Lead Consultant

    Lead Consultant


  • Engineers



  • Programme


    40 Weeks

  • Completion


    December 2017

Works Scope

This major Design and Build project was constructed on remediated ground with retained-wall structures at Waverley Advanced Manufacturing Park. The build consisted of a Steel-framed Technical Centre consisting of a five-storey workshop, mezzanine floors and three-storey offices.

The 32,291sq. ft floor space is supported by several renewable technologies including roof-mounted Photovoltaic panels and Ground Source heating.

The Advanced Manufacturing Park supports businesses who provide world-class technology solutions for use in precision industries including Aerospace, Defence, Construction, Automotive, Sport and others.

Key Project Challenges

  • Live business park logistics.
  • Remediated ground.
  • Maximising social value outcomes.
  • Compliance with funding criteria.
  • Reducing carbon – BREEAM target.

How we successfully delivered the project:

We undertook ECI with all stakeholders and developed Community Investment and Carbon Reduction plans. We also engaged with several specialist suppliers to undertake further surveys in order to develop a robust Site Structural strategy.

We produced detailed RAMS and a programme to ensure the programme dates could be achieved in line with funding requirements. Our experienced local team used our 4Projects management software to automate many of the contract and workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers.

  • Excavations were reused on site to minimise our impact.
  • Use of local, wood recycling supported a VCSE and improved recycling rates.
  • Early engagement with the design team helped support the use of low carbon CRADLE products and design out waste to achieve the BREEAM rating.

Added value and social impact:

  • SROI impact £1.89m.
  • 99% of waste recycled.
  • 78% of subcontracts placed, 3 new job created, 84 apprentice weeks supported.
  • Two school visit accommodated.
  • Installation of LEDs reduced carbon impacts.
  • Two work experience placements provided.