Wilson Business Warehouse, Chesterfield

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    Priority Space

  • Architect


    William Saunders

  • Engineers


    William Saunders

  • Programme


    23 Weeks

  • Completion


    January 2019

Works Scope

Part of the Markham Vale business park redevelopment, the old colliery site has been transformed by many developers into successful flagship regeneration zones. Britcon was employed to undertake the second phase of works to construct a 15,000 sq. ft industrial office space, comprising of self-contained service yard and integral offices.

This was a complex site consisting of ground remediation, grouting of coal seams and piling before constructing the building with a steel frame, envelope cladding, and rooflights and glazing - creating natural light. Air-source heating was installed to the offices with LED lighting contributing to the BREEAM Very Good rating.

As part of Derbyshire Council’s support to this regeneration zone, was our commitment to local supply chain sources and employment.

Key Project Challenges

Ground contamination and reutilise in building level build-up.
Programme to ensure funding compliance.
Social outcomes and local spend - 106 requirements.
Reducing carbon and energy costs - BREEAM rating.

How we successfully delivered the project

We undertook ECI with all stakeholders and developed Community Investment Plans and Carbon Reduction Plans. We also engaged 
with a number of specialist suppliers to undertake further surveys to develop a robust site remediation 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 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 LED lights provided a 30% carbon saving.
  • Air source heat pumps 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

  • SROI impact £630k
  • 82% of subcontracts placed
  • 2 new job created
  • 65 apprentice weeks supported
  • 1 school visit accommodated
  • 1 work experience placement provided
  • Post occupancy evaluations highlighted a 91% end user satisfaction
  • 10/10 customer satisfaction score