A full architectural refurbishment and replacement of services within an existing Mini Showroom, and the construction of a new steel framed BMW Showroom extension; incorporating large sections of curtain walling to all three elevations of the extension.
The project was split into multiple phases to minimise the disruption and keep the dealership operational to meet the client’s needs. The initial phases of the redevelopment included various external works to the car park and the installation of specialist outdoor valeting facilities. These phases also included the refurbishment and renovation of two external buildings to create dedicated MOT & Dry Valet Bay facilities.
The final phases got underway with the Dealership staff being relocated into temporary accommodation to allow the BMW Showroom to be demolished. During this time, various other works were undertaken within the main workshop; which was occupied throughout the duration of works. In order to keep the workshop fully operational, 9 out of the 13 ramps had to be kept live during the works. This was achieved by careful programming and the co-operation of the dealerships servicing team, sectional occupation and out of hours working.
During the project, the dealership remained fully operational and open for business. Traffic management was critical to the project considering the amount of vehicle and personnel movements that took place on a daily basis together with working around the high value vehicles that were for sale on the site. To manage and reduce the risks associated with the vehicle movements a full time banksman was employed.