ONGO Building, Church Square, Scunthorpe

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    North Lincolnshire CC

  • Lead Consultant

    Lead Consultant

    Rider Levett Bucknall

  • Engineers


    C R Parrott

  • Programme


    40 Weeks

  • Completion


    March 2019

Works Scope

Acting as Principal Contractor, Britcon undertook the construction of a three-storey new build project located at Church Square, Scunthorpe. The works included the construction of a steel frame and porcelain clad structure with a back-lit feature wall to the South and West elevations. These complex works were constructed within the busy town square, next to the adjoining road network.

The works included a high-quality internal fit-out and bespoke fixed furniture alongside turnkey office furniture. Sustainable, green MEP equipment assisted in reducing Co2 emissions and running costs increasing overall building efficiencies.

This included a roof-mounted Air Source heat pump (ASHP), Mechanical Ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) and an intelligent BMS system to control the building’s internal environment. The team re-engineered the foundations as part of the ongoing value-engineering service and worked alongside tenants to deliver the internal fit out simultaneously.

Key Project Challenges

  • The complex works were constructed within the busy town square next to the adjoining road network.
  • Underpinning of the existing building.
  • Safe delivery on a complex town site with multiple handovers
  • Affordability, delivery within the project budget
  • Maximising social value outcomes
  • Reducing carbon

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 management software to automate many of the contract and workflow processes, supporting transparency and collaboration with the client, project team and designers.

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

Added value and social impact:

  • SROI £1.73m
  • 99% of waste recycled
  • 80% of subcontracts placed
  • 4 new job created
  • 116 apprentice weeks supported
  • 4 college visits accommodated
  • 2 work experience placements provided
  • Low carbon products and renewables were installed to reduce carbon by 12%
  • 9/10 customer satisfaction score