Soils and Stone are regularly commissioned to work on sites that are located within busy urban areas. One recent project required the redevelopment of a secondary school’s sports pitch complex. As part of the sports pitch specification, Soils and Stone were asked to supply over 4,000 tonnes of type 3 aggregate over a five day time frame and during school term time.
School works require careful planning. After liaising with the site Contacts Manager, we agreed that key congestion pressure points coincided with school drop off and pick up. However, by delivering the Type 3 within pre-agreed times we would not affect the day to day running of the school nor impact staff and students.
With well over a thousand students plus teaching staff moving around the buildings and grounds there was the added headache of heavy footfall. The final plan would therefore need to accommodate the stringent health and safety procedures in force.
The final programme saw a strict timed delivery schedule implemented that would take advantage of school ‘down time’ and minimise disruption at the school gate. At the same time, timed deliveries would maximise site efficiencies by managing the flow of lorries on site and the volume of Type 3 material available during the day.
‘At Soils and Stone, we are no strangers to following unusual site timings and schedules’, says MD Ozzy Cecil. ‘We always work in accordance with the client needs. Being able to plan our logistics carefully means that we can minimise site disruption and maximise site efficiencies.’
Posted on: 4 June 2019