Houlton were awarded the contract to construct a new Business Centre Building on the former Grovehill Depot site in Beverley for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The project procured through the YORbuild2 Framework included the construction of a new Business Centre Building providing facilities for local SME’s. The internal spaces are to include work spaces for offices and light industrial businesses. A conference and flexible working space is also incorporated into the design proposal offering an enhanced and flexible working environment for users. The current facility is no longer fully meeting business needs in the area. This project seeks to update and increase the Council’s offer to local businesses, while making a significant improvement to the local area both commercially and visually.
The main enabling works following the site set up and establishment of boundaries, consisted of the breaking out and on site recycling of the existing concrete slabs, roads and foundations. The new entrance was formed to allow a one way system for servicing the site and extending the entrance to the new substation. The works to the main building and the installation of below ground drainage and service provision followed.
On completion of the main build external envelope the external landscaping, parking bays and associated works will progress and the existing retained hard standing will be removed and the permanent reinstatement of the new road will be completed.
The road kerbs and associated works including the final coat of tarmac and white lining will be applied and on completion, the tree planting and soft landscaping works will progress to ensure the areas are established and ready to use ahead of occupation.