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Balgrayhill Environmental Improvements & Car Parking

These works were undertaken on behalf of NG Homes as part of our current framework for environmental improvements and adhoc environmental works. The project was to improve to the environment for the residents with the provision of additional core paths soft landscaping features, and introduction of aesthetically pleasing materials and structures to provide a more user-friendly environment, which is visually pleasing to the residents of the multi storey blocks.

The client had high expectations and aspirations for this area. At the outset, our winning tender was above the client’s budget of the original design and specification, but we worked closely with the architect, structural engineer and the client to value engineer the project. We worked as a team to bring the final design more in-line with the client budget, but still deliver a robust and high quality project to meet with the original aspirations, but at a reduced cost

Awards

Following a number of audits carried out by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the upgraded area at Balgrayhill multi storey flats recently achieved a gold standard, in recognition of the highest standards level of environmental quality.

The construction work on the project involved:

  • The removal of two reinforced concrete car parking structures with careful demolition to meet with the new required profile.
  • Demolition material was crushed on site and utilised as infill to form the new car parks.
  • Following removal of the existing structures we undertook to construct the creation of the new car parking with asphalt parking areas, mono blocking pathways and road markings.
  • New high quality feature stone faced retaining walls were constructed with bespoke decorative inscription, stairs and decorative steel pergola.
  • The new drainage was built as per designs, which required manholes, to act as a hydrobrake for the surface water run off.
  • New utilities were laid in co-ordination with the utility providers as well as new street and feature lighting to the trees.
  •  New feature hard landscaping and decorative paving.
  • Extensive soft landscaping completed the scheme to produce a more greener environment.

Client Satisfaction

Following completion we received the following recommendation from NG Homes:


“The team at Mackenzie Construction are extremely competent and have a very professional manner. They are very hard working, loyal and dedicated to their client’s brief and work within our Governance and Board processes. All projects were run in line with our planned works/maintenance procedures and the Mackenzie team worked very well with our housing staff and customers.
I have found that Mackenzie is a company with high levels of integrity, honesty, great knowledge and expertise of their trade. They solved our problems proactively and are always willing to go that extra mile for their clients, which was invaluable on this project and others for NG Homes. They have, on a number of occasions, worked out with their remit to assist the Association and are trusted implicitly to represent and protect the interests of NG Homes concerning all projects that they are involved in, for both design & build. They are well-liked and respected by our staff and our partners and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any employer.”

– Carmen Baird, Investment Manager NG Homes –

I have found that Mackenzie is a company with high levels of integrity, honesty, great knowledge and expertise of their trade. They solved our problems proactively and are always willing to go that extra mile for their clients.

Carmen Baird, Investment Manager NG Homes