Quayside Apts - Cardiff
Quayside Apartments are a collection of serviced apartments located in the heart of Cardiff Bay, directly opposite the Wales Millennium Centre.
Overview of Works:
Bellway Homes Wales
ACM Cladding Remediation
The building was almost entirely cladded with ACM combustible cladding that required remediation.
Overview Of Works:
Principal Contractor | PI Insured Façade Design & Engineering |Consultancy | Construction Management | Removal and Replacement of over 3000m² Existing ACM Cladding | New Cavity Barriers | New Cavity Insulation.
Access and Logistics
The site masterplan consists of five apartment blocks ranging in height and all with heavily restricted access - all works were completed with residents in-situ during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stakeholder management was key in the successful delivery of the works given the number of residents at home throughout – working in a large occupied estate, the implementation of a resident liaison team to ensure customer satisfaction was a means to measure success as well as ensure
the programme and quality was maintained throughout.
Process and Co-Operation
Bellway and our combined technical teams devoted their initial energy towards the finalisation of a fixed project cost and preparing large scale samples for planning approval.
Close liaison was kept with building control to ensure impact and weather testing, fire conformity, panel configuration and detailing were progressed.
We have worked collaboratively to ensure the new cladding designs are in keeping with the original intent as far as reasonably practicable, given the restraints of the new cladding system.
Our design team are committed to ensuring that all fire regulations are considered.
We have continued to work with Bellway following the completion of this development which is testament to the quality of installation managed by the team.