Land Securities. Zara, Bluewater

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:

  • coordinating isolations / shutdowns with multiple retailers
  • working with a live trading store
  • traffic management of Bluewater’s busiest service yard
  • providing footpath diversions to enable neighboring retailers to remain open and facilitate their deliveries.