The project comprised of the construction of a new ‘Drive to Pay’ kiosk, petrol filling station (PFS), jet-wash facilities, car-parking and the installation of two 75,000 litre underground fuel tanks.
There was no foul drainage system within the original carpark. It was initially assumed that a pumping station and rising main would be required to discharge foul water. However, after investigations were carried out, it was found that a foul drainage system could be integrated via a gravity connection. Adept designed a gravity drainage system as it was a low maintenance solution and this had cost benefits for the client.
Adept worked closely with the architect and contractor to agree on the best solution or the removal retaining walls on site. Adept demonstrated value for money by removing the assumed retaining walls and pumping station from the initial cost plans. There were potential health and safety risks due to the PFS being built in an existing carpark. Adept worked closely with the contractor and landlord to establish and manage any traffic issues on site.
The existing carpark and access roads could still be utilised throughout the course of the work. Adept and the architect demonstrated the effective use of BIM throughout the scheme. Revit was utilised to model the PFS which enabled a seamless transference of information from one design practise to another.