The Project

Gorsey Place is a selection of light industrial and warehousing units in Skelmersdale, owned by West Lancashire Borough Council. Following a fire in one of the units and fire damage that had spread to an adjoining unit, the Council required partial demolition, rebuilding and refurbishment of four single storey light industrial properties.

The units in question were vacant during the project but the work had to be carried out on an operational industrial estate with access available to occupiers of adjacent units on a 24/7 basis and no disruption to the dual carriageway behind the site.

The Scope of Works for Krol Corlett

The initial project scope for Krol Corlett involved partial demolition of the four light industrial units, with retention of the walls and slabs and removal of the roofs and internal structure. The planned project also included a new primary steel frame, cladding, roofing, internal fit-out and mechanical and electrical services.

Once the project was on site, it was clear that the fire damage was more extensive, compromising the structural integrity of the four units. The Krol Corlett team worked collaboratively with the client to revise the programme and the budget, extending the original scope of works to develop a complete design and build demolition and re-build scheme, while progressing with the initial phase of the project.

The revised scope of works included removing and rebuilding of the structural walls for all four units along with façade retention and significant ground improvement and external works. The Krol Corlett team co-ordinated all subcontractor requirements, including demolition, steel frame and mechanical and electrical specialists, delivering a complete re-build, including all internal finishes and full M&E design and installation.


Project Budget: £1,100,000