Proposed Development (Demolition and Construction) of Telephone House site, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Scheme of Works
submitted 24 July 2002
(amended by letters: 5 August 2002 and 5 September 2002)

REFUSED 9 September 2002

INTRODUCTION

CALA Homes (South) Limited has prepared this document to assist in the understanding of the proposed construction methodology and sequencing of the redevelopment of Telephone House to provide 43 apartments with basement level parking, as required under Condition 15 of Appeal decision APP/M2270/A/00/1054946.

CALA Homes has 125 years experience in the development industry and has won numerous awards for its prestigious developments. CALA Homes are acutely aware that any form of construction process especially on tightly constraint sites, such as Telephone House, will have an impact on residents and neighbours during the construction process. However, public safety and the safety of site operatives is a central tenant of CALA Homes Safety Policy. We aim to minimise as far as reasonably possible disturbance to adjoining properties and residents, whilst ensuring a safe working environment.

We also aim to ensure an efficient build programme which has benefits for the wider community as it minimises the disturbances caused to neighbours and residents by reducing the construction period.

In preparing this document, full account has been made of the Inspectors Appeal Decision letter in consultation with the Planning and Building Control Services Department of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

The statements contained herein are made on the best information available at the time of publication. If principal changes are required to deliver this scheme, they will be discussed in advance with the Local Planning Authority in advance of implementation.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS AND DURATIONS


(Refer to Programme Ref: CI/CH/TH/001.A Dated 18/07/02)

Phase 1 - Demolition- 18 Weeks
Principal Contractor: Woolridge Ecotec Limited

Start on site - Event
Site set-up: 2 weeks
Erect Scaffold: 2 weeks
Secure Site Boundary/Signage: 2 weeks
Asbestos Removal :1 week
Internal Strip Out: 2 weeks
Hard Demolition: 16 weeks
Clear Site - Event

Phase 2/1 - Construction - 31 weeks
Principal Contractor: CALA Homes (South) Limited

Start on Site - Event Site Accommodation 2 weeks
Earth Works 1: 8 weeks
Earth Works 2 & 3: 11 weeks
Temp Works No. 27 (4): 2 weeks
Basement/Foundations Drainage: 23 weeks

Phase 2/2 - Construction - 20 weeks

Ground Floor Slab: 20 weeks
Construction Office/Site Set Up: 3 weeks
Remove Cabins: 1 week

Phase 2/3 - Construction - 62 weeks

Superstructure: 40 weeks
Roof Construction: 46 weeks
Strike Scaffold: 46 weeks

Phase 3 - Construction - 49 weeks
Principal Contractor: CALA Homes (South) Limited

Internal Fit Out: 49 weeks
Roof Plant & Penthouse Fit-out Block A1: 10 weeks
Hard Landscaping: 12 weeks
Soft Landscaping: 5 weeks
Handover/Occupation: 15 weeks



PHASE 1: DEMOLITION

DURATION: 18 WEEKS

KEY ACTIVITIES (Refer to Phasing Diagram 1)


ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT


Dust Control

Plant and Equipment to be used (Refer to appendix 1 for pictorial detail):

  1. 2 x JCB 165 Skid steer robots 3 tonnes
  2. 60 tonne high reach excavator
  3. 40 tonne 360 excavator
  4. 2 x 30 tonne excavator
  5. 1 x 20 tonne excavator
  6. 40 yds roll on/roll off contractor skips 1-7 empty, 10 tonnes full
  7. Oasis welfare/office unit
  8. Parker RT1165 crusher 55 tonne
  9. Concrete breakers to be used with excavators
  10. Shears to be used with excavators
  11. Winches to be used with excavators
  12. Scissor lift for workers heights over 2000 Mobile working platform 'Tele-handler'

Noise Intrusion Mitigation

Access/Egress Arrangements



PHASE 2: CONSTRUCTION

PHASE 2/1 - EARTHWORKS / BASEMENT CONSTRUCTION
DURATION 31 WEEKS

KEY ACTIVITIES: (Refer to Phasing Diagram 2/1)


PHASE 2/2 GROUND FLOOR SLAB
DURATION 20 WEEKS

KEY ACTIVITIES: (Refer to Phasing Diagram 2/2)


PHASE 2/3 - SUPERSTRUCTURE
DURATION 62 WEEKS

KEY ACTIVITIES: (Refer to Phasing Diagram 2/3)

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Dust Control

Plant and Equipment to be used:

Temporary Accommodation and Storage

Noise Intrusion Mitigation:

Access/Egress Arrangements


PHASE 3: INTERNAL FIT-OUT / LANDSCAPING
DURATION: 49 WEEKS

KEY ACTIVITIES: (Refer to Phasing Diagram 3)

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Dust Control

During the fit-out phase the risk of dust generation will be even further reduced and therefore easier to control. It will be, as far as possible, contained within the building envelope. The principal sources of dust during the fit-out phase will be the production of plaster, screed, cutting of concrete blocks/bricks, kerbstone and paving slabs.

Plant and Equipment to be used:

Temporary Accommodation and Storage

Noise Intrusion Mitigation:

Access/Egress Arrangements




HISTORY
Demolition and Construction of Telephone House site, Royal Tunbridge Wells

CALA Homes' Preliminary Scheme of Works, March 2002, was not submitted to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
CALA Homes' Scheme of Works (1st) was refused 9 September 2002
CALA Homes' Scheme of Works (2nd) was refused 25 November 2002
CALA Homes' Scheme of Works (3rd) was approved 24 December 2002



CALA Homes Revised - THIRD Scheme of Works for the Demolition and Construction of Telephone House

Is CALA Homes really going ahead with THAT scheme?