READ Construction

Gresty Brook
Health Care

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Project name: Gresty Brook Health Care

Location: Crewe, Cheshire

Contract: JCT Intermediate with Contractor Design

Value: £621,000

Duration: 37 weeks


Working within a live environment, phased works, exceptionally challenging logistics, whilst maintaining attention to architectural excellence are challenges to which this project was delivered with total effectiveness to all stakeholders.

LIVE ENVIRONMENT – This project for the construction of a dramatic extension and alteration of an existing medical centre effectively tripled the volume and useable internal area. The ‘wrap-around’ form and careful sequencing allowed the facility to remain operation throughout construction.

QUALITY – Our ‘Right First Time’ culture delivered quality which was assured via effective ongoing quality inspections. Through collaboration and teamwork, the project was handed over on budget and programme to a delighted client. Key planning, risk management and information requests were made and communicated to all stakeholders to foster collaboration within the supply chain.

ASSURED DELIVERY – Delivered on time and within budget, our Contract Management and quantity surveying teams worked closely with the client and end users to ensure best value options were considered throughout the project.

What was said ...
  • Peter Nicholas Nicholas & Pemberton Joinery Contractors

    During the last six months I have been working for Read at Gresty Brook, Crewe for Mr Neil Goode.

    I have never felt the need to comment about Read’s contracts which I have worked on before but I feel this one is an exception.  Renovating an old building, adding a flat roof extension to the rear, plus a two storey steel frame covered by a timber frame with a flat roof, surrounded by varying height parapets made this a task where co-operation of all the trades was of paramount importance.

    Neil’s handling of this job has been exemplary from start to finish, he has remained cool, calm and courteous at all times.

    For my part I have thoroughly enjoyed working for Neil as the atmosphere on site has been superb, it is many years since I tied myself virtually full time to a job, but maybe after years of housing sites this is the way forward for me.

    Rarely do I feel the need to put pen to paper to express how I feel during a contract however this work has been truly pleasurable.

  • Nick Huband MIHEEM, MIMS - Head of Estates and Facilities. The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District NHS Trust

    We have found Read Construction to be very professional, helpful and courteous.  Their staff were proactive and thoroughly understanding whilst undertaking several projects in and around the Trust.  The quality of their workmanship was exceptional and their staff worked in an accommodating manner, which is a rare quality these days.

    Nothing was ever too much trouble for site manager Dawid Cloete and he had the ability to make difficult tasks appear easy.  These skills aren’t learned overnight and reflect the ownership displayed by Dawid to get the job done right, on time and to budget.

    Interaction and communication were second to none and I believe this is a direct reflection of your team’s character, honesty, dependability and your people skills.

    Read are thorough in their execution and actively work in partnership, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

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