Complex site logistics on this restricted, secure, live campus involved precise programming of works and scheduling of deliveries to minimise disruption to the client.
The intense focus on H&S required Kier to provide a full-time site H&S manager, weekly client meetings to focus on safety, daily client safety inspections and host three visits per week from the client’s external H&S consultants.
The extremely hands-on Infineum team scrutinised all Kier processes, from health & safety and construction methodology to sequencing and quality. At preconstruction Infineum hosted two full-day collaboration workshops to detail their requirements and success criteria for H&S and quality, particularly concerning breaking into the existing building and connecting the old with the new. Kier then responded with a third workshop to explain our procedures and processes and evidence our understanding of the client drivers.
Achieving Infineum’s complex laboratory performance requirement involved intricate M&E design development and an extended commissioning period.
The full integration of the Infineum team into the Kier team and working as one was the cornerstone of project Maia, enabling its success through best practice and added value.
At preconstruction the whole team worked with the designers and supply chain to review the interior design strategy, cost and programme impacts, successfully incorporating accommodation and collaborative working areas into the first and ground floor design.
Kier proactively programmed the works in three phases to minimise disruption to the client. Liaison with Infineum staff working in the existing laboratories was critical and the programme was planned and forecasted well in advance so that scientists conducting experiments could avoid setting them up until the risk of vibration from construction activities was mitigated.
Central to Kier’s excellent H&S performance was our innovative safety induction using an animated construction sequence to communicate the stringent safety protocols to over 1200 workers, visitors and Infineum staff.
Project Maia achieved the Kier ‘High Five’ at handover: on budget, on programme, zero defects, zero Riddor and 10/10 customer satisfaction.
Achieving 119,200 safe-working man hours, the site team received four H&S awards during the project and scored 99/100 during a BUK audit.
Conducting an early pre-assessment BREEAM report at RIBA stage 2 and focussing on maximising contractor credits, we increased the target rating from 33% to 55%, thus achieving ‘very good’ without incurring any additional costs.
Social value initiatives which were incorporated into the project included:
• 2018 Considerate Constructors Big Build competition with Harwell Primary School, focussing on green technologies
• £400 raised on site for Macmillan
• Team members running Blenheim Palace half marathon for British Heart Foundation
• Site talk on prostate cancer, attended by Kier, Infineum and subcontractors
The Centre of Innovation at Infineum has created over 50 specialist jobs in Oxfordshire to research better and more sustainable solutions for fuel additives.
" We at Infineum are extremely proud of our new global Centre of Innovation, which is a state-of-the-art new building encompassing new laboratories for research and development equipped with the latest technologies, a variety of collaborative meeting spaces with innovative design throughout, offices and a new restaurant for all employees and visitors. We have received universal enthusiastic praise from all our colleagues about the high quality of the finishes and how well the space was designed, meeting all the project deliverables. "Corporate Programme Manager Infineum UK Ltd
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Delivery of a 33,500ft2 Global Centre of Innovation at Infineum’s headquarters in Abingdon; featuring new petrochemical laboratories for research and development into new formulas for fuel additives; collaborative meeting spaces, office accommodation, a new staff restaurant and improved site infrastructure.
We have delivered over £50m of works at London Gatwick Airport, working closely with key stakeholders to deliver a multi-storey car park, out of gauge (OOG) baggage, airline moves and upgrades of security facilities.
The design and construction of a highly sustainable Passivhaus ‘Plus’ 1,400m2 office building. Laid out over three floors to accommodate up to 125 people, providing local office space for individuals and small businesses.
Identifying this 20.5 acre site in Reading as a strategic development opportunity, delivering a retail and leisure scheme including new homes, a hotel, retail space, car showrooms and industrial units, trailing new innovations and generating 263 jobs and £138m of social value.
Supporting the power requirement for ongoing Brighton Main Line signalling renewal works. We installed a Westplex System in order to upgrade a key commuter line to increase the quantity of trains able to utilise the line.
Updating an icon, providing pride of place for Charles Darwin’s finds, creating a prominent spot for a fully-fledged Finback whale, and being test abseiled by Sir David Attenborough.
The Ogilvie (formerly known as the Sanger Sequencing Building) provides 4,430m² of flexible laboratory and office space and an integrated energy centre which will feed future developments on the greenfield site.
Regenerating Britain's oldest market in 10 weeks, collaborating with a wide range of supply chain partners, engaging with the local residents, businesses and traders and bringing a delicate touch to a much loved historical site.
Partnering Surrey County Council with an innovative scheme that brings vulnerable people in social care into the workplace, supporting these candidates to be able to carry out basic highway works in the community and helping tackle the national social care time bomb.
The redevelopment of Wexham Park Hospital Women’s Services consisted of the remodelling of the Maternity and Gynaecology Facilities. This forming brand new, state of the art facilities for Slough and the surrounding areas.
Working with Surrey County Council and the supply chain to deliver £120m of work for £100m on the fourth busiest road network in the UK, dramatically improving the condition of the roads in the county, driving down the cost of materials and increasing investment in new techniques and equipment.
A step change in the way DNO capital works and connections are delivered. Together with UK Power Networks and our Alliance partners, we deliver the improvements necessary to achieve OFGEM-mandated outputs in Customer Service, Safety, Sustainability and Network Health and Reliability.
Designing and building the UK’s first dedicated centre for cancer immunology research to bring together world-leading cancer scientists and enable interdisciplinary teams to expand clinical trials and develop more lifesaving drugs.
Delivering a new secondary school on the Great Western Park Development in Didcot, ensuring it was completed in time for the start of the new school year, creating extensive outdoor sports facilities as well as a building for 1,200 students and working alongside contractors delivering housing projects.