PARC PLAZA, BRIDGEND CONSTRUCTION

Welcome to Parc Plaza, a remarkable construction project undertaken by the Total Group. Located on the outskirts of Bridgend, this 63,000 ft² retail outlet is designed to exceed expectations and provide an exceptional shopping experience for all visitors. Parc Plaza is a modern retail destination that offers a wide range of products and services to cater to the diverse needs of our customers. With its spacious layout and contemporary design, the outlet provides a comfortable and inviting environment for shoppers.

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Project details:

Client:  Dovey Estates

Team:  Total Regen

Type: JCT Design & Build Contract

Location: Carmarthen

Project value: £5,600,000

Procurement: Competitive Tender

Project Overview

Scheme Overview: Total Group, a renowned construction company, recently completed a remarkable project at Parc Plaza on the outskirts of Bridgend. Tasked with building a 63,000 ft² retail outlet, the Total Group not only met but surpassed expectations by delivering the project ahead of schedule. Today, the retail units are thriving, housing popular brands such as Dunelm Mill, Argos Extra, Costa Coffee, Greggs, and Subway. One of the notable features of this project was the inclusion of an additional 16,000 ft² of first-floor mezzanine floor space.

This clever addition significantly increased the density of the retail area, providing more room for businesses to operate and serve their customers. To ensure smooth access to the retail outlet, the Total Group worked closely with the Local Authority under a Section 278 agreement. This agreement required the construction of a new access link from the A48, starting at the main roundabout at Waterton Cross. The Total Group’s expertise in infrastructure development came to the fore as they successfully executed a realignment of the existing roundabout, adjusted road levels, and created additional exit and de-acceleration lanes.

A key aspect of this project’s success was the Total Group’s commitment to minimizing disruption to the public. Understanding the importance of keeping traffic flowing smoothly, the construction activities for the access link were strategically planned outside of peak traffic times and normal working hours. This thoughtful approach ensured that the surrounding community and businesses experienced minimal inconvenience throughout the construction process.

The Total Group’s dedication to quality and efficiency is evident in their ability to complete the project ahead of schedule. Their commitment to meeting deadlines and delivering exceptional results has solidified their reputation as a reliable and trustworthy construction partner. Parc Plaza, with its prime location and diverse range of businesses, has become a vibrant hub for shoppers and visitors in Bridgend. The retail units built by the Total Group have been thoughtfully designed to provide an inviting and comfortable environment for customers. With leading brands such as Dunelm Mill, Argos Extra, Costa Coffee, Greggs, and Subway, shoppers can enjoy a variety of options all in one convenient location.

The success of this project has further strengthened the Total Group’s position as a leader in the construction industry. Their ability to deliver high-quality projects within tight deadlines has made them the go-to choice for clients seeking exceptional results. In conclusion, the Total Group’s completion of the retail outlet project at Parc Plaza in Bridgend showcases their expertise in delivering successful construction projects.

The addition of a first-floor mezzanine floor and the construction of a new access link from the A48 demonstrates their commitment to innovation and efficient infrastructure development. With their proven track record of meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations, the Total Group continues to be a trusted partner for clients in the construction industry.

Project challenges and resolutions

Parc Plaza, located on the outskirts of Bridgend, is a remarkable construction project undertaken by the Total Group. The goal was to build a 63,000 ft² retail outlet that would not only meet expectations but also surpass them. Through careful planning, dedication, and innovative solutions, the Total Group successfully delivered the project ahead of schedule. Today, the retail units within Parc Plaza are thriving, housing popular brands such as Dunelm Mill, Argos Extra, Costa Coffee, Greggs, and Subway.

The Challenge: Additional Mezzanine Floor Space

One of the notable features of the Parc Plaza project was the inclusion of an additional 16,000 ft² of first-floor mezzanine floor space. This presented a unique challenge for the Total Group, as it required careful engineering and construction to ensure structural integrity and seamless integration with the existing building.

The Resolution: Innovative Engineering Solutions

To overcome the challenge of incorporating the additional mezzanine floor space, the Total Group employed innovative engineering solutions. They collaborated closely with structural engineers and architects to develop a design that would not only meet the project’s requirements but also enhance the overall functionality and aesthetics of the retail outlet.

Optimising Structural Integrity

The Total Group conducted thorough structural assessments to determine the load-bearing capacity of the existing building. By analyzing the building’s foundation, columns, and beams, they devised a plan to reinforce the structure where necessary to accommodate the additional floor space. This involved the strategic placement of additional support beams and columns to ensure the stability and safety of the entire structure.

Seamless Integration

Integrating the new mezzanine floor space seamlessly with the existing building was a critical aspect of the project. The Total Group employed advanced construction techniques to ensure a smooth transition between the floors. This included precision cutting and fitting of flooring materials, careful alignment of walls and partitions, and meticulous attention to detail during the installation of electrical and mechanical systems.

Efficient Space Utilisation

The inclusion of the mezzanine floor space provided an opportunity to optimize the utilization of the retail outlet. The Total Group worked closely with the project stakeholders to identify the specific needs and requirements of each retail unit. By utilizing the additional space effectively, they were able to create functional and attractive areas for the popular brands to operate.

Benefits and Success

The successful resolution of the challenge posed by the additional mezzanine floor space resulted in several benefits for Parc Plaza. Firstly, it allowed for the expansion of the retail units, accommodating more brands and increasing the overall revenue potential. Secondly, the innovative engineering solutions employed by the Total Group enhanced the overall structural integrity of the building, ensuring its longevity and safety. Lastly, the efficient space utilization created a pleasant shopping environment for customers, contributing to the success and popularity of the retail outlet.

Conclusion

The construction of Parc Plaza on the outskirts of Bridgend was a remarkable achievement for the Total Group. By successfully overcoming the challenge of incorporating additional mezzanine floor space, they demonstrated their expertise, innovation, and commitment to delivering exceptional results. Today, Parc Plaza stands as a testament to their dedication and has become a thriving retail destination for the community.

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