RG Group were appointed the main contractor for the extension of the Zara retail unit at Bluewater, Kent. The overall scope of works consisted of the construction of a new shell and core building to a live trading store.
The works involved constructing new piled foundations, installing a new steel superstructure frame and concrete floor slabs. The envelope was formed from Euroclad cladding to match the existing store with a Sarna single ply roof.
Internally drylining partitions were built along with fire proofing works to the new extension along with a new blockwork service corridor.
Externally existing services had to be diverted and the service yard had to be reinstated.
Specific challenges for the team included: