When we attended site for pre-commencement meetings, it was evident that the site had been developed over a number of years. The oldest part of Needler Hall was known as Northfields House built around 1780, which was extended in 1820 and again in the early 1960s when the hall had a final extension to accommodate 60 students for the University of Hull. Within the grounds there are many clusters of trees most of which have Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) majority have been retained to enhance the development.
Our works involved the removal of all asbestos material and demolishing most of the existing structure only leaving Needler Hall. The site was then divided into areas and Jessops Construction was awarded the contract of constructing a 20,000sq ft Aldi Foodstore unit. This store is known as their blade store and is constructed in a steel framed structure and are is clad with composite panels and shopfront glazing. External works included the provision of 102 car parking spaces both in tarmacadam and block paving.
This site was not without its challenges, one of these challenges was that the site was in an extremely sensitive environmental location for Yorkshire Water Services and had a protection Zone 1 classification. The 'Cottingham and Dunswell' water supply boreholes provides public drinking water to Hull and the surrounding area, therefore Jessops Construction had to adhere to strict guidelines ensuring that the proposed development and the construction activities would not effect this essential supply.
East Riding of Yorkshire
Cottingham, Kingston upon Hull
Quora (Cottingham) Ltd
The Harris Partnership Ltd
Breakwell Sumner Partnership Ltd
Form of contract:
JCT Design and Build Contract 2011