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Margate, Kent

DDS Contracting undertook the modification and refurbishment of the Former Hornby Hobbies warehouse building to create a rail museum.

The proposed museum includes a storage facility capable of storing locomotives and associated carriages some weighing as much as 100 tonnes.

DDS Group were engaged initially for elements of demolition and asbestos removal. DDS Contracting then successfully tendered competitively for 2 main packages of works operating as Principal Contractor and have negotiated under invitation to continue a further 4 phases estimated at £4m.

The scope of completed works includes:

  • Construction of reinforced concrete docking bays.
  • Working closely with the client team to facilitate the installation of rail tracks, lighting and electrical upgrades.
  • Piled soakaway protection and reinforced concrete slabs.
  • Construction of new Section 278 crossover works at the rear entrance to the building to provide HGV access to the docking bays.
  • Installation of bespoke 5x6m roller shutter doors within structural steel frames which required modification of the existing structure.
  • Bespoke boundary fencing and access gates were installed to secure the building.
  • Floor pouring and powerfloat the existing mezzanine (circa 1300m2)
  • 2no. new passenger lift installations and associated builders work in connection.

DDS Contracting

DDS Contracting forms the Groundwork and Civils Division of the DDS Group. Often operating as a natural extension to DDS Demolition, we are able to offer our clients a complete turnkey enabling works solution.

Service Used
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Temporary Works
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