Kier Hardie Health Centre – Interserve

Client Interserve Construction Limited
Project Kier Hardie Health Centre
Completion Date 11/2014
Contract Period 20 Weeks
Value £370K
Scope of Works Earthworks
Concrete Installation
Retaining Walls and Structures
Powerfloat Finish
Storm Drainage
Foul Drainage
Land Drainage
Attenuation Tank
Pumped Foul Main


After DLC successfully completed our first groundwork’s contract for Interserve Construction Limited at Ysgol y Strade, we were awarded a 2nd package for the construction of a new Health centre in Merthyr Tydfil.

The package consisted of a new ground bearing raft foundation for the Health Care centre, additional car parking facilities off an existing car park, Storm and foul drainage alterations and new service runs to facilitate the new building.
The project was executed under the JCT 2011 with Quantities form of contract. The quantities had also been produced under the New Rules of Measurement NRM2.

Work commenced in March 2014 and DLC assisted Interserve with the enabling site compound and welfare facility set up. The new building footprint was constructed within an existing busy car park serving the main Keir Hardie University Health Park. A traffic management scheme was carefully implemented to segregate public and site traffic within this busy site.

The site also proved to be very challenging as there was underlying fused slag across the whole site from a previous industrial heritage. Additional plant and breaker equipment was brought in to keep the project on track and pour the main slab to the clients programme requirements. Also vital to the site wide modifications was the construction of additional car parking spaces in time for the reduced capacity in the main car parks. This involved bulk excavation and levelling, importing stone infill and construction of a new storm drainage system complete with attenuation cells, hydro brake manholes and a deep connection trench to an existing outlet. New service trenches were also completed within live traffic to enable the building to be connected.

All of the external finishes were constructed to match back to the recently constructed health Centre and the overall appearance has stitched back well.

Interserve Construction were very pleased in the way DLC meet the programme requirements and the subsequent revisit works after the main building was fitted out
DLC are confident that a very good working relationship has been created with Interserve Construction Limited and will be keen to work with them again in the near future.