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2024 | High Rise Accommodation

Andrew Ziadi
Bugler Developments

Construction of 58 apartments in a pair of nine-storey blocks, completed in 103 weeks. 

Sometimes the logistics challenge – the seemingly straightforward movement of operatives and construction materials into and out of a site – can end up strangling a programme. But while this scheme was adjacent to the A40 and 100,000 vehicles a day, and shared a slip road with what may be the busiest petrol station in the country, not to mention very little storage area on site and a tightly confined offloading zone, Andrew Ziadi organised, planned and managed his way to success rather than strangulation. 

About the Project

Central Parade, London

Construction of 58 apartments in a pair of nine-storey blocks, completed in 103 weeks. 

Sometimes the logistics challenge – the seemingly straightforward movement of operatives and construction materials into and out of a site – can end up strangling a programme. But while this scheme was adjacent to the A40 and 100,000 vehicles a day, and shared a slip road with what may be the busiest petrol station in the country, not to mention very little storage area on site and a tightly confined offloading zone, Andrew Ziadi organised, planned and managed his way to success rather than strangulation. 

With no margin for logistics error, Andrew drove a perfectly executed strategy of just-in-time deliveries. He accompanied it with careful planning and co-ordination of specialist design information and procurement of materials, and effortless workforce motivation. The result was not just a project completed on time, to budget and to a high-quality standard (recognised by an LABC Bricks Award), but the filling station remaining operationally unhampered throughout the entire construction period. 

Andrew also delivered impressive value engineering. By screeding the ground floor only, and using an acoustic underlay stuck directly to the concrete on the upper floors, he saved cost and programme not just on the floor works, but also on the concrete frame, which now had less steel to support.