Phased completion of 18 No Units for KPMG and NARPS at Ardan Na Mara housing estate, Youghal. Works included dealing with compliance issues in terms of Part K, L and M works. Completion of joinery, decoration, roof works and Mechanical and electrical installation works. Works also included the completion of 18 No Units to NARPS specification including kitchens, floor finishes, furniture, etc.
In addition to the above, the completion of the outstanding Council Snag List in relation to Bond Works for the estate was also completed including drainage repairs, water audit, site boundary treatment works, etc. Works were carried out in a live inhabited residential estate which required a Traffic Management Plan to monitor ingress & egress from site. Temporary works design was required for mass concrete retaining walls and deep excavations. 1st and 2nd fix Mechanical and Electrical works were carried out by registered subcontractors (RECI & RGI). The project included solar installations to some roof areas.
Due to the live nature of the site, steps were taken to mitigate dust and noise in accordance with the Environmental Plan devised for the site. Damping techniques were used to minimise dust impact and working time restrictions were implemented to reduce noise impact on residents e.g. trench rock excavations were required to be carried out at certain times.
Employee parking was situated in a designated area as per the Traffic Management Plan. This was updated as required when moving from unit to unit. As no compound was available, this resulted in Just-in-Time deliveries. Live work boundaries were protected by heras fencing and monitored by site staff. A waste management plan was implemented to allow for licenses waste removal contractors to remove ruble and waste to licensed facilities.
Even though the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 did not apply to this project, works were completed in line with standard guidelines. Inspections with architects, engineers and mechanical and electrical consultants were carried out before works such as walls and ceilings were closed up. The scope of works also included a site wide clean-up including undeveloped areas. All waste and rubble was removed and this involved liaising with Cork County Council Environmental Department to oversee and achieve best results.
“CField were a pleasure to deal with on site. Given that it was a live site and the administrative offices continued to function throughout the project period, disruption was minimised and management of movement of staff to different locations within the building during the project was facilitated efficiently. Any issues or concerns raised were dealt with positively in a timely manner and the project was completed without delays.”Una Carroll - Assistant Principal Officer, Cork Education & Training Board
“The finished building looks great and your team can be congratulated on a fine achievement. In anticipation of the reopening on Friday we have already taken the hanger off our ‘At Risk’ Register. We plan to identify your project as a major success over the past year at our Heritage at Risk National Launch.”Robert Parkinson - National Planning & Conservation Architect
“I cannot speak highly enough of CField’s performance. Works to complete a development left unfinished by others were carried out at high quality, on time and on budget. Would not hesitate to work with you again”Brian Curtin - Hogan Associates, Architecture & Urban Design
“We found CField an excellent Building Company to deal with. Their attention to the specification and implementation of the works made the job easy for us. This job was completed on budget and on time, and we would recommend CField to any client looking for a good job well done.”Aidan Lucey - O’Callaghan Properties
“CField carried out their work in an extremely efficient and professional manner in order to meet the contract requirements of this project. We look forward to working with them again on future projects.”Kieran Flynn - Hallmark
"Thank you for your excellent work in bringing this project to fruition. CField and all the excellent staff were always professional, committed, honest and worked hard to help us have the lovely building we now have. Their continual communication and patience in guiding us through the process was very much appreciated. I would recommend them, and have done, to anyone considering a similar build."Dr Edward Gash - Principal, Midleton College
"I have been working with KPMG for five years and for any type of project management and construction work, CField would always be first on my list to engage."Ruairi Keneally - KPMG
“Will happily continue to recommend CField to our clients. Excellent service.”Joe Keane - Development Director, O’Callaghan Properties