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Northwood HQ

Supporting facilities management

The project

Skanska UK provides a complete facilities management solution for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Northwood HQ site in Hertfordshire.

The challenge

The projects contain a range of challenges such as historic buildings, security, logistical challenges, poor ground conditions.

The solution

We supported a number of complex problems faced by two estates that have been developed over a number of decades, including:

  • Foundations for temporary structures
  • Review of safe access equipment
  • Drainage investigation and modification
  • Temporary works design and coordination
  • Leading multidisciplinary elements of work to ensure coordinated outcome
  • Post installation inspections
  • Extended scope of work to assist site team in achieving programme
  • Scrutiny of third-party design

The outcomes

Quality assurance

Our designs were delivered to current standards including client specific design requirements.

Optimum delivery

We worked collaboratively with project subcontractors to enable optimal delivery of the works.

Collaborative BIM use

We hosted live sessions when looking at complex problems with multiple constraints to ensure that a holistic solution was arrived at first time around.