Due to the ongoing expansion of British based luxury vehicle maker engineering facility at Gaydon. O’Brien were instructed to construct new car park with associated highway works.
O’Brien Contractors were engaged on a JCT Design and Build 2016 Contract and acted as principal contractor/designer on the delivery of a new 1500 space car park.
The works included 60,000m3 of bulk earthworks, the construction of a 2,000m3 balancing pond with a head wall to hold the rainwater run off prior to it leaving the site. 600m of storm water drainage was installed to act as attenuation ahead of entering the pond. The car park required 300m of surface water site drainage, associated petrol interceptor a piled retaining wall with concrete capping beam to retain future development land for the British Motor Museum.
All material arising from the excavations was hauled to a designated location on site, 1000m from the point of construction, which would be used for future development. It is was imperative that the condition of the facilities were kept up to the highest standards.
Secure fencing around the perimeter of the project was erected, to prevent visibility to test facilities, along with 10 lux led lighting. Associated duct work and perimeter kerbs were laid and 36,000m2 of tarmac surfacing with the installation of security turnstiles. Which included a set of PAS rate retractable bollards which were instated at the main entrance to the car park.
The associated highway works were to extend and realign the existing Motor Museum’s main entrance roadway so that access could be gained into the new car park. This included the construction of a new traffic island off the B4100 Warwick to Banbury road and to reconfigure the existing island leading into a new feeder lane for the BMM site.
A thorough traffic management system was put in place whilst the works were ongoing to maintain traffic flow. This vital for the BMM, being one of the country’s leading motor museums. Weekly meetings were held with the stakeholders to advise of any new phasing. A 4D construction video was produced to assist the client and their team to visualize the proposed works time and sequencing. This was found to be a great success.
All, Just wanted to say thanks for all your efforts this year with the delivery of the South car park and EEA (for those involved). We’ve had to deal with a magnitude of challenges from various parties and managed to resolve them quickly and, more importantly, as a team. Feedback has been great and it’s fair to say this wouldn’t have been as straight forward with a different team. Really appreciate your collective efforts and has been a pleasure working with you all. All the best, Gianni Spagnoli, Project Co-ordinator, Property Programmes
While working on site O’Brien ensured the transfer of bulk earthworks materials to an onsite stock pile area were they can be used by the client for future projects.