Careys Civil Engineering was awarded a range of hard and soft landscaping packages in the Athletes Village including the site-wide sequenced completion of its road network and the construction of the pavement elements from the kerb and the building lines. Our dedicated on-site quality manager ensured a highly accurate finish was achieved on paving and kerbs used throughout the project. Due to the nature of the project, our teams were focused on maintaining tight deadlines for the delivery of the works and close liaison with both the client and public helped to work around issues before they became unmanageable.
The project involved laying 38,000m2 of paving, 11,500m2 of tarmac and planting nearly 700 trees. The landscaping works entailed installation and conservation of granite kerbs and yorkstone paving, transportation and planting of trees, installation of street lighting and furniture and site wide sequenced completion of the road network. Throughout works we provided an accurate finish with 1mm tolerance on kerbs.
When completing the works the surrounding area was left open to the local community requiring careful sequencing and traffic management to help minimise risk and disruption to the surrounding area during construction. The team’s effort ensured we delivered work in a safe manner, on time and in a high profile environment. The already ambitious programme had been condensed and it was our responsibility to accelerate the works. It was therefore necessary to implement night and weekend works, requiring careful management of resources and shift patterns to ensure staff remained healthy, fresh and continued to work in a safe and efficient manner.
Furthermore, throughout the project, careful planning of procurement posed a potential challenge. Several specialist materials such as granite had a 12 week lead time, but by sourcing this material in advance we were able to mitigate any delays that this might have caused.