A complex project with new swimming pool and leisure facilities constructed within and attached to an existing Victorian structure that was found to be poorly constructed and unstable. JPP [CDM] Ltd compiled all of the information for inclusion in the Health and Safety file with provision for operation manual and maintenance manual and planned preventative maintenance. Presenting this information in a useful format that could be easily accessed by the client for future reference by staff members proved to be a particular challenge.
In the second phase of the works at Plas Coch the grade II* listed Elizabethan House has been repaired and improved to provide offices, a reception area and dining facility all at ground level.
We carried out full CDM advisory duties including updating and re-organising the existing Health and Safety File and other documents to cover the second phase works. An important aspect of the design of works on historic structures is the need to strike a balance between ensuring sufficient fire safety measures are in place for the safety of people, yet avoid extensive alterations to help maintain the character of the building. We advised the client and designers on these and other health and safety issues.
Photos courtesy of Donald Insall Associates and Paddy Boyle