Sterling Projects Division
Sterling Projects Division looks solely, as the principal contractor / main contractor, after for all the works within Sterling for values up to £1.5m. Turning over £5m per annum, we specialise in commercial, retail, education, health care and petrochemical.
The Core management team has a wealth of experience in delivering and completing successful schemes for a range of clients within the above-aforementioned sectors. Our competency, capability and competitiveness continue to see Sterling being awarded repeat business from our existing clients as well as being awarded new buisness with new clients. Sterling can deliver what is required for your construction needs.
our works - project division
Alt Bridge School - May 2020
Client: Knowsley MBC
Contract: 8 weeks
Challenge: Refurbishment of various areas around the site, during term time, with school fully operational.
Solution: Works were programmed in a phased manner, with us closing off small isolated areas at a time to minimise any disruption to the students and the school’s daily activities. Works to each area were fully completed, snagged and handed back to the school for operational use, before the next area was closed off for refurbishment.
Client benefits: Sterling provided the most cost-effective solution to the client, having secured the works following a competitive tendering process. Furthermore, Sterling’s phased approach of programming the works ensured that refurbishment works to a considerable amount of the school’s premises were completed with minimal disturbance and pupils studies were unaffected by the works.
"....................I am writing to thank you on behalf of the Governors and staff of Alt Bridge School for the excellent work you have done in our Wellbeing Hub.
Staff and Governors are delighted with the space and the quality of the finished project.
Your staff have been so professional, helpful and patient. It has been a pleasure working with you all!!
We look forward to working with you on future projects."...........................
Marie Freeman - School Business Manager - Alt Bridge School
Castle Kennedy - April 2020
Client: Certas Energy
Programme: 2 weeks
Challenge: Replacement of damaged concrete slabs and drainage across the entrance and exit to the site whilst ensuring depot remains fully operational.
Solution: Works were completed in 2 phases, closing off and replacement half of the entrance/exit at a time and fully reinstating the area and allowing the new concrete to cure before reopening and closing off the opposite half.
Client benefits: By completing the works in phases Sterling were able to keep the site fully operational allowing access and egress for fuel tankers at all times, therefore ensuring no detrimental effects on the client’s business activities.
Certas Three Cocks - February 2020
Client: Certas Energy
Programme: 35 weeks
Challenge: The client required a full redevelopment of their existing dated fuel storage depot located in the Brecon Beacons. The employer’s requirements were for the design and construction of a new fuel storage facility including non-permeable bund, filling and offloading point, parking facilities and a new permanent office structure to replace the current outdated portacabin style office.
Solution: Being vastly experienced in civils for the fuel industry and with a fantastic tried and tested materials supply chain, Sterling was able to complete the civil engineering element of the project completely in house, to a very high standard whilst also being the most competitively priced bidder to the client. Works were completed to a very tight and non-negotiable deadline to accommodate the arrival of the new fuel storage tanks and associated mechanical pipework. In keeping with local buildings and in accordance with the planning conditions, the new office building was completely designed and constructed by with the help of our trusted network of specialist subcontractors under full management of supervision of Sterling. Again, Sterling was able to offer the most cost-effective solution to the office building in a competitive tender, keeping costs down through careful management and efficient organisation of the various trades and utilising our own labour where possible.
Client benefits: We provided our client with the most cost-effective submission in a competitive tendering situation. Having worked with Certas Energy for many years, they were fully aware of our high standard of work and our ability to bring projects in on or ahead of schedule. We provided a client with a fixed price and removed any risk to them of cost overruns whilst also handling the design aspects of the office building.
PLP Knowsley - January 2020
Client: PLP Properties
Programme: 12 weeks
Challenge: Construction of new bell mouth entrance roadway to a proposed 800,000 sq.ft distribution development with heavy road traffic, a single entrance to one way system of a large industrial estate and works taking palce on tight road bend.
Solution: Moss Lane is a busy and main arterial route for road traffic serving Knowsley Business and Industrial Parks. The works were carefully staged in four phases ensuring all traffic movements were maintained without road closure. This enabled us to complete the drainage, mains sewer connections, kerbing and road surfacing without disruption to local facilities. Complying with strict Council working hours we could complete the contract with very little disruption with local retailers and residents.
Sterling completed the contract on time and now, with the careful and strategic planting of shrubs and bushes, showcases the site for future tenants and investors.
The project was not without its challenges. The new bell mouth crossed over a series of high/extra high voltage cables, water and telecommunication services. As the contract was started early November, a works embargo was placed on us by the service providers meaning there could be no service disruption or diversions permitted. With the tight restrictions imposed upon us and close liaison with the service providers and designers, we were able to lower and protect all services with no disruption.
The success of the project was apportioned to the clear and concise communications between Sterling, the client, designers, service providers and Knowsley Council.
“Sterling Services won a tender to carry out some key infrastructure works for PLP on a large, strategic development site in Knowsley. We found them to be competitive, very pragmatic and they shared our vision for delivering benefits for local businesses and workers. They finished on programme and we were extremely happy with the results. I’m hopeful we can work together again in the near future”.........................
Keith Wilson - Development Director - PLP, Peel Group.
ADLIB Audio - November 2019
Client: Adlib Audio
Programme: 28 weeks
Challenge: Adlib Audio design, manufacture, lease, sell and maintain all aspects of audiovisual and staging equipment distributing and installing over the UK and Europe. As part of their ongoing expansion, Adlib had purchased a new head office and warehouse in Knowsley, the site of the former Bosch building. The building which had sat empty for a prolonged period of time had unfortunately been subject to vandalism and theft. However, to ensure to company’s growth was not restricted, a non-negotiable move-in date was set, despite a large number of repair works, adaptions and expansion of the building still being required for it to be fit for purpose. Adlib Audio contacted Sterling and following numerous design and cost meetings, Sterling was employed to deliver the required works.
The first and most pressing issue was installing a full new electrical supply throughout the building as the existing cabling had previously been stolen. Sterling undertook the design and installation of the complete new electrical installation throughout the building including upgrades to the site’s transformers. Completion of these works provided power to the existing fire alarm, CCTV and air-con systems enabling them to be tested and subsequent repair works and services to be carried out ensuring all systems were in good working order.
With the offices and warehouse areas now lit and with power, Sterling carried out alteration and refurbishment works to the existing office spaces and welfare facilities including DDA compliant alterations and new fire escape routes.
To minimise future security risks, Sterling constructed a large internal storage area, segregated from the main warehouse area complete with new external roller shutter installations to facilitate out of hours loading and unloading of delivery vehicles. Internal walls were constructed in masonry with appropriate fire stopping and oversized internal fire doors to segregate each storage area. New lighting and security systems were installed throughout, isolated from the other areas of the building.
With the urgent works now complete and our client moved into their new premises. Sterling was instructed to design and construct a new 6000 sq. ft 2 storey extension to facilitate a new manufacturing workshop. To minimise disruption to the operation of the now busy warehouse, the works were completed externally before knocking through into the main building just prior to completion. With the exception of a challenging foundation design due to the building footprint running over an existing underground culvert, the relatively simple project was completed on schedule, under budget and fulfilled all of our client’s requirements.
Client benefits: Sterling provided a solution that suited the clients budget. We were able to take on all of the design responsibilities for the scheme as well as obtain planning permissions. Sterling took on all of the risk and promised to deliver what our client required, in line with their non-negotiable deadlines.
"Sterling Services provided a complete solution from Documentation to Delivery. This included an 11,000-volt installation, new plant room and transformer and a new 3000sq ft extension with mezzanine floor. Our £650,000 budget was met, and the works were conducted on time.
We really do recommend them……….An Honest Contractor!"...............................
Andy Dockerty - Managing Director - Adlib Audio
Heskin Court - September 2019
Client: Halton Housing Trust
Programme: 28 weeks
Traditionally, HHT outsourced the construction of its new homes to main contractors. However, this method only allows for minimal input from themselves post design stage. For this scheme, an innovative design, a fast approaching completion deadline and the desire by the client to ‘self-deliver’, gave way to a new approach.
With Halton Housing Trust acting as both the client and main contractor, HHT chose Sterling as their partner to help them achieve their project goals. Sterling were procured to provide management assistance services in addition to the completion of various work packages in the construction of 8x new homes.
Work packages included but were not limited to:
Site strip and site preparation
Drainage installations incl. attenuation
Drylining and Plastering
External Works incl. kerbing, paving & landscaping
Solution: For this innovative scheme, half of the homes were constructed using a modular solution, and the other half using timber frame. Both of these packages were procured directly by HHT using specialist subcontractors. With the exception of the M&E installations, which were installed by HHT’s framework M&E contractor, all other works were completed by Sterling. Despite only being contracted as a subcontractor on the scheme, Sterling provided a constant present on site throughout the build, assisting the site manager, providing guidance as required and overseeing and organising all aspects of the project.
Client benefits: Having previously provided a similar project partnership role for the client, HHT were confident that Sterling were both comfortable and capable of undertaking such an unusual role and working relationship. Having provided the lowest bid price during competitive tender, the client was then confident they were to receive a quality service at the best price possible. All works packages were completed within budget and to a high quality. Furthermore, HHT benefited from Sterling’s project management experience and guidance throughout, enabling them the opportunity to use the project to train members of their own staff and enable them to gain experience of a larger project that otherwise would not be possible.