Lidl Northolt Refurbishment

Lidl Northolt Refurbishment

Project Description

Service Description

Safer Sphere was appointed as Prinicpal Designer Advisor at RIBA stages 5 – 7 of the refurbishment and updating of a retail unit to form a new Lidl Food Store. The scope of works included:  The scope of works included:

  • Site set up & enabling works
  • Formation of a new entrance
  • General improvements to the external fabric of the building and to the car park and service yard
  • Internal refurbishment and updating

Under the CDM regulations 2015 the scope of services include:

  • Principal Designer Advisor services in line with CDM 2015
  • Assisting with H&S in designs, buildability and programme to reduce risk profiles
  • Assisting the Client in discharging their duties under CDM
  • Pre-Contract reviews with sub-contractors and packages
  • Reviews of high-risk activities and applicable safe systems of work for enabling package

Service Challenges

Whilst the client and design team have led the design with best practice CDM principles, some of the key challenges includes: –

  • Associate risks during the demolition stage including previous structural modifications and weakening of the structure
  • Traffic management of site vehicles on a busy road and opposite a residential area
  • Removal of dangerous objects from trespassers