Recently completed, “95 VIVIAN”, the commercial premises housing Phoenix Urgent Doctors, Vivian Pharmacy, Taranaki Radiology and ORL Central held all the challenges associated with major construction, upgrades and refurbishment of the original structures whilst having to maintain uninterrupted daily operations of the existing tenants.

With the addition of a second storey to this high-profile commercial premises, the project required the complete removal of the existing structures roof and maintenance of a weather proof tent over the majority of the buildings.

In addition to the construction of the second story a complete fit-out of Phoenix Urgent Doctors, Vivian Pharmacy and alterations to the common areas of “95 VIVIAN”.

To ensure smooth running of daily operations a high level of communication and Health & Safety was established prior to Custom Construction mobilising to site. This was necessary due to the client’s 30+ staff working onsite daily not to mention the constant flow of members of the public having to access the sites facilities continuously throughout the day.

Communication during the construction phase included weekly meetings with the stakeholders at a PCG (Project Control Group) level, and daily briefings onsite between the Custom Construction Project Manager & Foreman with stakeholders and their staff in areas directly affected by the construction process.

This enabled Custom Construction to provide the client with a level of assurance and consistency that ensured safe delivery of the end product.

Communication in conjunction with adhering to strict timetabled hours of access throughout the duration of the construction phase meant that the impact upon staff & public was kept to a minimum at all possible times.

To maintain safe and unrestricted access for the public to the Pharmacy Custom Construction created “work zones” by utilising a series of robust screens/hoardings to isolate the workface and protect the public and staff. These screens were installed after hours in pre-agreed zones so that phases of work could be completed, and daily operations were maintained.