Design, facilities management and construction solutions consultancy Pellings has project managed the delivery of a new office, distribution and warehouse facility at Crawley, West Sussex for Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB).
Cubic, which manages revenue collection services for Transport for London, is a leading integrator of payment and information solutions delivering integrated systems for transportation and traffic management amounting to more than 24 billion payment transactions annually on a global basis.
The project comprised a £550,000 fast-track conversion of two adjacent warehouses totalling 34,000 sq. ft. at Meadowbrook Industrial Estate on the Manor Royal business district in Crawley, West Sussex.
Pellings’ role on the project included carrying out due diligence services during the pre-acquisition stage, including condition surveys, dilapidations, compliance checking, planning and general property advice. This led to the consultancy being appointed as project managers and FM advisors to Cubic, producing the outline designs, employer’s requirements and contract documentation which gave the baseline of the design and on-going maintenance parameters. These were provided to the contractor, Project Partners, who developed the facility on a design and build basis.
Ian Flockhart, a partner at Pellings who ran the project said: “This was a very demanding project which we were able to deliver on time and on budget. The scheme was driven by the client’s need to relocate its existing facility from a location in Surrey to Crawley in just three months. We were under a huge deadline pressure having to decant the clients existing premises and reoccupy into a much larger facility.”
Specialist systems had to be incorporated to meet the client’s specific requirements including new power systems, air extraction, high bay racking, work-benching and specialist lighting to meet a variety of working functions carried out by Cubic. These functions included high precision working, warehouse storage distribution, testing and general office use.
The warehouse is now fully operational and Pellings is working on other projects in the UK with Cubic.