O’Connell Contracting were approached in December 2022 by Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to construct a 28,000m2 emergency car park. O'Connells undertook all earthmoving, drainage, utilities and hard landscaping works using in house labour and plant resources. In total approximately 19,000m3 of earth was moved, 12,000m3 of hardcore was imported and 6,160 tons of asphalt was laid during the extremely challenging weather conditions of March/April ’23. Extensive traffic and logistics management was required due to the site being centrally located within a live hospital site.
O'Connell Demolition Ltd was appointed as Principle Contractor for the demolition phase of the redevelopment of Queens Park Rangers training ground in Hounslow, West London. Our scope of works included all asbestos removal, the demolition of 6 existing buildings including indoor basketball and handball courts, indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, the demolition of 6 outdoor tennis courts, disposal of hazardous waste off-site, the removal of below-ground obstructions and the grading and levelling of the site ready for follow on trades.
The Former Bus Depot on Leven Road was a 14,000m2 structure bounded by the River Lea and the busy residential area of Leven Road. As Principal Contractor for the demolition phase, O'Connell's took full possession of the site for a 20-week period. Works included façade retention, extensive archaeological investigations, demolition of all above ground structures, removal of below-ground obstructions to a depth of 4m, crushing of 12,600m3 of concrete to 6f5 specification, muckaway and piling mat installation. Environmental considerations included implementing a comprehensive noise, dust, and vibration monitoring system around the site perimeter. A FRAP permit from the Environmental Agency was required for works adjacent to the River Lea, and we partnered closely with our client to secure this in good time.
On behalf of Michael Brady Ltd, we demolished a 3-storey office with a basement on Stratford's high street. Challenges included a shared party wall, limited access, and nearby pedestrian streets. Safety measures like scaffolding, fans, and environmental monitors were installed. The project's peak challenge was the basement removal, accomplished using underpinning techniques and then prepped for piling works.
The site itself was a floodplain and had minimum requirements for habitable floor levels. Working with the client O'Connell's engaged with specialist a specialist hydraulic modelling consultancy, the flood defences in the village of Aylesford were resurveyed and it was subsequently proven that the site was less of a flood risk than predicted in the Environment Agencies models. As a result the client was granted permission to raise the levels of the 12 acre site by over 3m. O'Connell's engaged with local quarrys and hauliers in order to supply adequate volumes of infill material, constructing structural pads beneath habitable structures, and infilling roadways and gardens with suitable clay material. Approximately 150,000m3 of material was imported and compacted to specification.
O’Connell Contracting were the principal contractor for the construction of 9 flats at Rectory Road, Southall. Works commenced in April 2018 and completed on programme in March 2019. The project consisted of high specification 1- & 2-bedroom flats handed over in a turnkey contract. O’Connell’s used direct labour for all groundworks, carpentry, and dry lining works on site.
Ashlin Quarter is a high-end residential development in Aylesford, Kent. O’Connell Contracting delivered all 3 phases of the development as the client's project manager as well the majority of sub-contract packages on the site; delivering 124 new houses and 16 new apartments. O’Connell’s are directly delivering all infrastructure, groundworks, brickwork, carpentry, and landscaping packages using in house labour and plant.