Modular build and fit-out for Hinkley park & ride

Somerset Passenger Solutions is the principal provider of transport on and off site at Hinkley Point C

 

Scope:

• 27 bay 3 storey modular building
• Foundations
• Transportation & craneage
• Installation and fit-out
• Supply & install HVAC
• Commissioning of M&E and services
• Supply & install FF&E

The service operates from park and ride facilities at Bridgwater, with operations headquartered within a purpose-built modular building delivered by TCi construction WORKS.

TCi successfully tendered for the project to design and build a fully functioning office, induction and welfare facility for NNB (Nuclear New Build) to house the Somerset Passenger Solutions Bus Operations Office.

Pre-start works began in October 2017 with the modular units being prepared by Ashby & Croft Ltd at their Nuneaton manufacturing site.

Site operations commenced in January 2018, preparing concrete foundations for the units and establishing the necessary utility points.

 

Lifting was provided by Select Plant Hire Ltd with Ainscough Ltd and started on 29th January. The modules were moved into position over 4 days, which included the installation of two elevators and two full-height access stairways.

Fit out commenced on 7th February, following the completion of the building installation and roof sealing processes. Joinery, followed by M&E services, plumbing, air conditioning, alarms and data were completed before floors and carpets were laid, the building cleaned and furniture installed by TCi furniture WORKS.

Building Features

• Ground floor reception and administration zone
• Locker room & changing facilities
• Canteen with kitchenette
• Induction and training room
• Main office facility
• External access stairs & escape routes
• Internal elevator with disabled access
• Accessibility & disabled facilities
• First aid room
• Secure vetting document office
• Partitioned office areas

As standard, the site was protected by temporary fencing and adorned with relevant warning signs and contact numbers. Staff competency checks and strict PPE requirements were upheld throughout.

A comprehensive O&M manual has been presented to the client. The information this contains will alert those responsible to the significant health and safety risks that must be managed when maintenance, repair, renovation, alteration, or demolition is considered.

 

Somerset Passenger Solutions is a joint venture between Crosville Motor Services and First Somerset & Avon.

It was set up in 2014 to bid for the provision and management of a bus fleet to transport workers to and from the Hinkley Point C site for the construction of the new nuclear build. In July 2015, Somerset Passenger Solutions was announced by EDF Energy as the preferred bidder for the contract, which is expected to be worth at least £70million over the next eight years.

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