Case Study

Bicester Shopping Park

Oxfordshire

Following the success of the new concept store for Next at Longwater, A2O was appointed for a 2 block retail development for Consolidated Property Group.

Block A comprises units for Next, with a Costa café, Nike, Boots and an M&S food hall. Block B comprises 7 retail units on the ground floor, with PureGym above.o

CLIENT

Jehu Group

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Will Pugh
Project Manager

Challenges

The two Blocks A and B were installed on a rolling programme, only one month part.

A2O’s QA regime flagged up issues with the powder-coating of the aluminium panels.

For Block B access was problematic. Improvements were needed in ground conditions to work safely.

A further challenge was to accommodate late design changes without delaying the overall programme.

Solutions

A2O contracted an independent expert to investigate the powder-coating issue.  A2O’s quick and pro-active procurement of the new panels enabled the programme to be met.

A2O coordinated closely with the Main Contractor and other subcontractors on access and H&S over the limited space and use of cranes and towers.

A2O’s strong relationships with suppliers, who were willing to facilitate faster than normal lead times for the additional orders. Despite the issues, the project was still completed on time.

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