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Costain Newent – Severn Trent Water

Value | £56,000

Form of Contract | Hire



Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, was awarded a place on Lot 1 of the Capital Delivery Framework by Severn Trent Water, as part of the delivery for its c. £2 billion capital programme for Asset Management Period (AMP) 7. The contract is set to run from April 2019 and go on to 2020-2025 with potential to extend a further 36 months undeterminably. This is a huge project for Costain and is worth up to £250 million over the five year period. To support the Costain development team throughout the process, Elliott supplied them with smart spaces.



Due to Costain being awarded a long contract, they had some specific requirements that Elliott were pleased to meet. After looking into the process, design created a hybrid construction out of Moduflex and Mono Block units. This included six Moduflex bays to create open plan meeting rooms and five Mono Block bays to create a canteen, changing room, Shower, WC, plus an open plan office and meeting room.

The Mono Block range that Elliott designs is specially developed to include a number of energy saving features to reduce energy costs while still providing comfortable and robust surroundings to the workforce. In remote areas such as where Costain have been working, it’s vital that energy saving features are put to use so that the cabins can remain self-reliant. Elliott also offers a full turnkey solution with the delivery of the cabins so that they can be useful straight away. Costain decided to make full use of this beneficial feature and chose to have the cabins fully furnished. Elliott provided high quality, robust furniture for the cabins office spaces, meeting rooms, canteen and changing rooms. This furniture is built to last, no matter how many work boots go back and forth through the door. Costain also hired emergency lighting, flood lights, an initial wash room, Deb skin safety, generators and a dehumidifier.



Costain chose Elliott because of the flexible approach that encompasses the company. This means designs can be tailored to suit very specific requirements for individual sites. The Turnkey solutions also prevented Costain from the cost of the mark-ups associated with sub-contractors. As the Moduflex and Mono Block bays were designed to efficient, Elliott will have saved Costain energy throughout their contract with Severn Trent. The space provided enabled the construction workers on site to remain comfortable throughout the day which helped them complete the project to the agreed timescales with no risk to their health and safety.


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