Project Name
NMIS
Location
Renfrewshire
Client
University of Strathclyde
Main Contractor
Morrison Construction
Date / Duration
October 2020 / 12 wks
Key Works Delivered on Site
Bulk Earthworks
Soil Stabilisation
Mass Soil Mixing
Topsoil Strip Volume
7,550m3
Cut/fill Volume
11,600m3

We were employed by the main contractor, Morrison Construction to complete the enabling works contract to form stabilised piling mats and reduce external make-ups for the new National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). This flagship development is located within the new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in the Renfrewshire campus of the University of Strathclye.

Project challenges / GDL solutions

  • Extremely challenging ground conditions meant that we had to vary our ground improvement technique to accommodate differing conditions.
  • Tight timescale for completion of works to allow access for the follow-on contractor.
  • A phased handover of the completed piling platforms to the follow-on contractor allowed early foundation construction.

Project benefits for the client

  • Our solution allowed the reuse of site won material to form the temporary piling platforms which in turn reduced the requirement to export site worn materials and replace with imported virgin aggregates.
  • The limited lorry movements not only minimised disruption to the local community but reduced the carbon footprint of the contract and offered financial savings.
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