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The conversion of remediated land owned by Cumbria County Council into a temporary car park to accommodate BAE employee’s vehicles. The car park is required for a period of 3 years whilst a new permanent two-story car park is being built.

CLIENT: Cumbria County Council    VALUE: £480,000     COMPLETION: October 2019    

DURATION: 9 weeks    CONTRACT: NEC 3 Option A


  • Formation of 2no new entrances / exits onto an existing carriageway
  • Vehicle access barriers (contractor design element)
  • Adjustment of site levels; installation of hardcore parking bays; bitumen macadam circulation roads; road markings
  • Timber knee rails; Bus shelters
  • Lighting Installation utilising columns & catenary cables.  


  • Achieving the tight programme period, particularly in respect of supply of products (lighting columns, access control equipment) which are generally on a longer delivery period than the 9 week contract period allocated.  
  • Ensuring that the critical element of the vehicle access barrier system was designed and installed within the period.


  • Choice of electrical sub-contractor with good track record gave confidence that the tight lighting installation period could be achieved.
  • Recycling of site materials to reduce carbon footprint
  • Early Contractor Involvement ahead of official order enabled betterment on Site Start date.


  • Scheme administered through proven management system of our specialist Civil Engineering & Highways department.
  • Programme continually monitored to ensure that the handover date would be met. This enabled Cumbria County Council to report confidently to their client, BAE Systems.


  • Works completed on time to meet end-user aspirations. Friday Handover with car park fully operational for the following Monday
  • Final Account submitted within 2 weeks of contract completion, due to embedded NEC philosophy within our management team and ongoing timely correspondence within contract timescales.
  • Zero material sent to landfill (materials also sourced from local sister contracts’ surplus avoiding their disposal)
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