New office for Newark and Sherwood District Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council sold its current headquarters building at Kelham Hall in November 2014 and is planning on relocating to their new office building (on the site next to Castle Station in Newark) in 2017.

The move will help save money and ensure that other services the council delivers can be protected. It will also help to improve access to public services where people need to speak to the council or other service providers.

In July 2010 the council considered a number of major changes it could make in order to save money in the face of big public spending reductions which followed on from the economic recession.

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The project

This is an exciting project for the Nottinghamshire based council, as the new free standing office will help with their aim to save public spending and allow the extra room they need.

Working in cooperation with the main contractor R G Carter, we will continue to erect the hot and cold rolled steelwork and fix precast units and stairs.

Working together to establish the best, most safe erection process possible

As the site is located next to a live railway line, Health and Safety was our main priority. We would like to say a big thank you to the main contractor R G Carter, in particular their Contracts Manager Ashley, for leading this intricate yet exciting project. We worked closely together to ensure we fulfilled all of Network Rail’s Health and Safety requirements.

To ensure we all understood the full range of Health and Safety requirements, we met with R G Carter and British Rail in York. This gave us set criteria to work towards, to ensure there were no accidental failures and materials did not end up on their tracks.

We also changed our erection sequence and used larger cranes, to enable us to erect the jib whilst ensuring it doesn’t pass parallel to the track. We also provided restraint lines to columns when they initially stood next to the railway lines and lifted them with restraints already attached.

We will continue to provide you with progress details and photos.

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