The depot is Bury Council’s workshop for the repair and service of the council-owned vehicles, including bin lorries, road sweepers and buses etc.
It is believed that a material used for welding caused a fire to break out. By the time fire brigades arrived, one of the buildings was entirely engulfed in flames.
The fire caused devastation throughout the building, destroying the warehouse, and while the main offices were not directly damaged by the fire, gas and electrics had to be isolated for safety.
BuildzoneUK initially carried out emergency works in order to ensure that the main offices were in working order, thus meaning that these could remain open during the reinstatement of the main workshop. BuildzoneUK were then awarded the main contract following a competitive tender appraisal.
The works consisted of roofing and cladding works, joinery, complete M&E installation, specialist cleaning, decoration, blockwork, installation of new windows, doors and roller shutters, and reinstatement of the offices situated in the workshop.
BuildzoneUK also managed and worked closely with a number of sub-contractors nominated by Bury Council. For a number of weeks the building was without a roof, meaning operatives had to continue to work promptly in poor weather conditions.
Communication with the client was key, particularly as the offices and external areas of the building were in use during our time on site. BuildzoneUK’s health and safety co-ordinator made regular assessment visits, ensuring safety was at the top of the agenda on this operating transport depot.
Works were completed in a 20-week period to the satisfaction of all parties.