Bray & Slaughter return to University Hall for Cardiff University

Bray & Slaughter return to the University Hall Campus following successful completion of prior work phases.

We are now turning our focus to compliance and compartmentation issues, with a full replacement of internal door sets, access control, new fire alarms and improvement to fire safety across all 5 blocks.

Grant Jefferies – Managing Director commented: “Our status as a framework contractor at Cardiff University supported the early engagement of South Wales based specialist suppliers and we are really pleased to be adding value and delivering these important works programmes”.

Dyson D5 Diet Spaces Refurbishment

We have successfully secured another refurbishment project for the Dyson business.

This fast track refurbishment at the Malmesbury site has seen us engage early in the design process to assist with logistics, programming, buildability and cost advice.

We will be refurbishing and upgrading 13,000 sq ft of office, teaching, laboratory and break out space over multiple phases to meet key ‘live’ dates for our client through 2019 and beyond.

Jobes Green & Dairy Farm Completion

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of Jobes Green & Dairy Farm Refurbishment.

The project comprised of complex structural repairs and major upgrades to the building fabric to two large farmhouses which form part of the estate of our client, Horizon Nuclear. The farmhouses have been vacant for a substantial period of time and close collaboration with the local conservation officer and design team ensured that existing details and repair methodologies were respected. The scheme also included significant propping and temporary works due to the level of dilapidation to elements of the project and liaison with natural England over protection of roosting bats.

These large farmhouses have been sympathetically refurbished with new log burners, building services, kitchens, bathrooms and ff&e and will shortly be available for long term let, we are delighted with the standard of finish we have achieved and look forward to completing further schemes across the estate.

Grant Jefferies – Managing Director commented: “These two farm buildings have enhanced our portfolio of refurbishments to Grade II listed buildings set within rural locations. Through close liaison with the Conservation Officer we have sensitively improved the quality of the existing facilities which will be utilised by new tenants”.

Bray & Slaughter achieve new international health and safety standard

We are pleased to announce that on 10 April 2019, Advanced Certification concluded their audit of Bray and Slaughters Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and have awarded us the ISO 45001:2018 accreditation. This award follows another RoSPA Gold award received in 2018 in recognition of our commitment to Health & Safety.

ISO 45001:2018 is the latest international health and safety standard, established in 2018 to replace OHSAS 18001:2015. It provides a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.

The new standard also broadly addresses the needs and expectations of various stakeholders, and guides companies in getting their employees to participate extensively in health and safety.
Whilst some of the requirements within OHSAS 18001 have been retained in the new standard, ISO 45001:2018 uses a high level structure featuring terms, definitions, headings and text common to all management system standards allowing easier integration when implementing multiple management systems. This enables us to align ISO 45001:2015 with our other accreditations, ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management.

Other changes include an emphasis on leadership risk based thinking as well as participation and consultation of decision-makers and workers to ensure the management system covers what is needed and is communicated effectively to all involved.

Matthew Cooper | Health & Safety Director commented:
“The occupational safety and wellbeing of our people and everyone that we collaborate with in the course of our business is our utmost priority. Bray & Slaughter are focused on continual improvement to ensure we maintain our position as a safe contractor. Our robust systems, policies and procedures are instrumental in the receipt of this award. Securing the ISO 45001:2018 certification is an important milestone in our journey and one that we are extremely proud of”.

Works have commenced on Bernard Ireland House for the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

We have recently commenced works at the Royal United Hospital on the extensive refurbishment and extension of Bernard Ireland House.

When completed the works will provide new therapy and group rooms, supported bedrooms and offices. Our ability to plan and co-ordinate activities while adjacent buildings remain operational will be tested. There are a number of site constraints, logistical challenges and temporary works packages to overcome during this £2.8m fast track project, which will complete in Autumn 2019.