Kirkstall Forge AV Danzer

Danzer and AV Group often work together on projects and this contract at Kirkstall Forge in Leeds for Wates Construction was no exception.

Between the two companies we have built, delivered and installed all of the site accommodation units for Wates’ extensive construction team and subcontractors. We are putting 16 units on phase 1 of the scheme, 4 more on phase 2, bringing together a total of twenty which will be double stacked. We also installed a viewing platform to give clear views right across this huge development site.

Danzer manufactured the units, our Health and Safety expert James Kelly undertook a complete risk assessment on the installation and the AV Group installation team of Andrew Little, Josh Berry and Alec Pattinson made sure they were correctly delivered, sited and functioning.

Commenting on the Health and Safety assessment James Kelly said: “We undertook a site visit to audit the team’s performance and ensure they were working safely at all times. Part of the audit includes testing new procedures, equipment and techniques, such as working at height, and making sure all equipment is correctly tethered to the individual. We were also assessing the clients on the induction they gave our team and as you would expect of a company like Wates they were meticulous.”

Kirkstall Forge is a £300m regeneration masterplan which is being delivered by Commercial Estates Groups and built by Wates. Work began in the New Year and it will transform a 23 hectare brownfield site into a thriving community space which offers new homes, offices, restaurants, a gym, crèche and other facilities. Some 2,400 new jobs are expected to be created as a result and the £300 million overall scheme will enable almost 10,000 people to live and work on the site by 2020.

The first phase of the scheme is a 167,200 sq ft, 7 storey office building which forms phase one of the development.