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Thurrock, Essex

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Client: Private Developer

Project: Development of a five storey (plus ground floor) car storage building

Cost: £36.5M

RIBA Project Stages: 0 - 7

Completion date: June 2020

Total Project Integration acted as Employer’s Agent for the development of this five storey car storage building providing 8,167 car storage spaces of 2.6 x 5m each together with ground level and ramps in Thurrock (Essex) adjacent to the north bank of the River Thames, immediately to the west of the Dartford Crossing.

The opportunity

This brownfield site had been unused for a number of years and was purchased by our Client who initially gained planning consent to deliver a level storage area for car parking. Since this time and due to growing customer demand, the project delivery strategy changed and the decision was taken to progress with the design and planning for a multi-storey parking facility. This presented a unique opportunity, not only to develop a dormant site on the eastern boundary of our Client’s estate but to provide much needed additional car storage and operational flexibility.

The challenge

The demand for additional car storage space from our Client’s customers meant that the delivery programme was of upmost importance, with a 10 month duration agreed with the contractor. The site is in close proximity to the C2C railway and TPI worked closely with Network Rail in order to obtain, in a timely manner, the Basic Asset Protection Agreements required during piling operations and steel erection. In addition, TPI worked closely with the Client, Contractor and regulatory authorities in order to agree the remediation strategy following the discovery of contaminated ground during the works.

The outcome

The project was successfully completed in June 2020, providing the Client with a flagship development to meet the growing operational needs of the business.