This month we installed the new welfare units for the construction team building a rock salt depot on Lots Road in London for Kensington and Chelsea Council.
The seven OpenSpace units were delivered to site from our Nottingham production depot and the team carefully installed them on a steel gantry to make the best use of available space. The facilities include toilets, washrooms, male and female showers, changing room spaces,lockers and recreational space which will be used by the council’s road sweeping staff. One unusual feature of the project included knee operated taps for the hand basins.

The delivery time took just 4 weeks in total, we do like a fast turnaround!

This was a particularly interesting contract because of the very tight deadlines involved and also because of the evolving specification.

We worked closely with the client and helped to develop their original specification, introducing a number of cost saving elements which allowed them to stay within budget. Many of the changes were implemented as the units were going through production which was a bit of a challenge but something we were readily able to accommodate.

A number of the units were linked and stacked to form further office facilities for the depot staff. The deadline was very much driven by the fact that the Council had to relocate from a current facility and transfer all staff, equipment together with 2,000 tonnes of road salt by the end of September. If we hadn’t provided the facility within the 4 week timeframe, Chelsea & Kensington’s road maintenance would have ground to a halt!