Parker Technical Services’ work on BAE System’s redeveloped submarine manufacturing facility in Barrow, Cumbria is a ‘gold star’ case study example.
Parker was appointed to work on the Central Yard Complex (CYC) project by Morgan Sindall, after competition from larger companies was fought off to design and install M&E services. This is a particularly strong project to highlight, as the approach taken was closely aligned with our group values.
The development of the CYC was complex – client approval procedures were rigorous, and the team was working to install major services within 12 months – no small feat. The team exceeded expectations, collaborating with each other and the client to meet the programme timeline.
Not one single RIDDOR incident was reported.
A robust approach was taken to ensuring safety on-site. A full-time health and safety advisor was on hand, regular drug and alcohol testing was carried out, daily site briefings were conducted along with regular monitoring of site safety performance and the introduction of a monthly safety award. This proactive approach paid off – despite one million-man hours logged, working at heights of up to 45 metres and, with 250 operatives and engineers on-site at the peak of the project, not one single RIDDOR incident was reported.
Building a Community
The redevelopment of the submarine base was transformational for the local area. Parker Services used its role on the project to make a positive impact. Local labour created valuable jobs and the team liaised with the local college to provide work experience to young people.
A marker of its positive impact on the project is that Parker has secured additional work at BAE Barrow. The team went on to work on D58 and D59, two major buildings which link with the Devonshire Dock facility – a central part of the site redevelopment programme.