Wednesday 23 January 2019
Women in Property were treated to another glimpse of the progress Galliford Try is making on Phase II of the Change Real Estate Redcliff Quarter Development in the centre of Bristol. Sean Finch, Galliford Try Project Manager, presented the scheme and the challenges of the design and an inner city site. The location of the development has significant historic interest; it was bombed in the World Wars and has been a key area in the development of Bristol over the years. Sean explained the challenges of programming the enabling works around the archaeological dig, discovering an oil well, an oil store and the works to the retained façade on Phase I.
Design challenges have come from minimal rationalisation to the number of different plot types. The timing of Galliford Try’s involvement in the project meant that it was not possible to optimise efficiencies with modular or off-site fabrication construction techniques.
Thankfully the snow had melted and the site tour started on the roof terrace of Phase I, providing spectacular, although chilly, views of Bristol and a birds eye view of the Phase II works. The tour progressed with a closer inspection of the podium level and the concrete pour to the ground floor walls.
To help the local community while they are located in central Bristol, Galliford Try has been fitting out a container, using their supply chain, to create accommodation for a local homeless charity which will house a person for 12 months.
Thank you to Sean Finch and Laura Beddis from Galliford Try for hosting and sponsoring the event.