North Lincolnshire Council, New Offices, Scunthorpe

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    North Lincolnshire CC

  • Lead Consultant

    Lead Consultant

    Race Cottam Associates

  • Engineers


    C R Parrott

  • Programme


    40 Weeks

  • Completion


    November 2018

Works Scope

This project was a continuation of repeat work with North Lincolnshire Council under the successful NLC Framework. Britcon was selected to design and construct a new three-storey office building providing office accommodation for council employees relocating from the Civic Centre site in Central Park. As part of the scheme, we refurbished the existing building and provided an additional 30,000 sq ft of new build open office space over three floors.

The works included fire protection, curtain walling and cladding, structural works including new staircases, steel frame, piling and lift shafts along with extensive mechanical and electrical works. The refurbishment was carried out whilst the existing building was partly occupied, presenting challenges to mitigate noise, dust and vibration during the new build construction. Extensive temporary works were required to support the existing facade during construction and underpin existing foundations.

Key Project Challenges

  • Safe delivery on a logistically complex town centre site.
  • Temporary propping of the existing building.
  • Maximising social value outcomes.
  • Reducing carbon.
  • Delivery within programme.

How we successfully delivered the project

Early engagement was undertaken with all stakeholders to de-risk the project and support value based outcomes to address local deprivation.

Our team used 4Projects project management software to automate many of the contract and workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers. Detailed logistic plans and the timing of deliveries outside normal working hours, minimised the impact on the town centre.

Developing a low carbon solution was a key priority for the council, so we collaborated with specialists to identify technologies, materials and processes to support this, as well as using carbon calculators and implementing a carbon reduction plan.

  • We engaged local suppliers through a meet the buyer event.
  • We worked with North Lindsey College to support student visits and workshops.
  • A social value plan maximised local job creation and retention.


Added value and social impact:

  • SROI £2.28m
  • 98% of waste recycled
  • 78% of subcontracts placed (85% with SMEs)
  • 2 new jobs created
  • 86 apprentice weeks supported
  • 1 school visit accommodated
  • 2 work experience placements provided
  • 9/10 customer satisfaction score