Key Delivery Features:
The work entailed groundwork and foundation works, erection of modular steelwork framed structures, installation of profiled sheeting and glazing, walling, drainage works, access roads, soft and hard landscaping, and associated delivery areas and customer parking. The schemes were CDM notifiable projects where JBHL were appointed Principal Contractor under the CDM Regulations 2007.
The Cross Hands store involved an extension to the existing store and working alongside a fully operational asset. This demanded having complete empathy with the safety and wellbeing of both Aldi stores staff and members of the general public.
Traffic management plans had to be drawn up for all projects and in particular where we worked in close proximity to road traffic for the S278 access roads.
We had to work closely with the designer and CDM Coordinator to realise economies in construction through applying value engineering principles.
Many of the tradesmen engaged on these projects had the same competencies and skills to ensure Value Adding Potential.
Challenges Met / Solutions Provided:
JBHL, Aldi, the Designer and CDM Coordinator worked as a cohesive team where everyone worked in the spirit of a partnership to ensure that the projects were delivered to time and within agreed budget. Testimony to this is that what started off as the contract for one project ended up being applied to three further stores.
We had clear visibility of the work programme and were able to effectively deploy resources and juggle work commitments to satisfy Aldi and JBHL needs.
Early contractor input helped ensure that quality and efficiency benefits were fully realised. This input also helped promote effective teamworking and created a sense of belonging which served us well for the duration of the contract.
The scope of works increased from one to four stores owing to JBHL quality and delivery success.
Principal Supply Chain Partners:
Internal Fit Out
All subcontractors are included on JBHL Approved Supply Chain List.
Testimonial – Jonathan Neale
(Aldi Property Director)
“I am writing to express my gratitude for the outstanding performance and commitment of the team working on the Haverfordwest project throughout December and January 2007. As events transpired, and I am sure you are well aware, the delays in reaching agreement over the section 278 agreement placed considerable pressure on the programme. The response to this pressure was nothing short of exceptional and your representatives on site should be singled out for praise”