DXI successfully constructed the Ivybridge transfer station within the boundary of an operational vehicle depot. Despite restricted access and a compact site, the project was delivered safely and to a demanding programme for an exacting client.
A steel framed and clad transfer building was constructed to rehandle waste materials, and included in situ cast concrete walls, and these were further enhanced with steel spillage plates and facing protection. DXI installed operational and safety controls within the building including lighting, forced ventilation, security and fire detection together with a deluge system.
External works delivered areas of impermeable paving bounded by channel drainage, and controls to separate leachate from surface waters. Traffic management and control features were installed along with pedestrian segregation to combine the new works with the retained features of the former facility.
In addition to regular progress meetings and review with a regional client project manager, an informal daily liaison with the depot staff was utilised to minimise disruption to the activities of both the existing operational facility and the new works.
The site works also included:
– Site drainage, interceptors, flow control and penstocks that are integrated with the site fire control system.
– Perimeter security fencing and 8m width gate systems.
– Lighting, ventilation, fire controls, CCTV and alarms.
– Pedestrian and vehicle door access with motion control overrides.
– Installation of ecological improvements and meadowland.
I have arrived on the Ulverston site for PM Group as a Health & Safety Advisor, in building 11. Last Thursday I had an issue, that was not getting sorted for me, I was close to going for lots of beers. For one reason or another the DXI Lads came to me and said they would take care of it for me.
It wasn’t a small job by any means, it completely took me back, that it wasn’t even their job to do, the flexibility they showed and willingness to help, with a smile on their face I might add.