Suspended Ceiling Refurbishment in Rotherham

Wilko Suspended Ceiling
Wilko Suspended Ceiling Rotherham
Suspended Ceiling Rotherham
Wilko Suspended Ceiling Refurbishment
Suspended Ceiling Refurbishment
  • Client: The Wilko Group
  • Sector: High Street Retail
  • Type: Specified
  • Procurement: Negotiated
  • Location: Corporation Street, Rotherham
  • Project Value: £20,000

The Project

Pacy & Wheatley Interiors complete a Suspended Ceiling refurbishment in Rotherham, Yorkshire for the Wilko group. We were approached regarding a roll out of full ceiling tile changes to the sales floor in various stores across the country. The works were undertaken out of hours, commencing as the store closed at 1800hrs and handing the store back to the duty manager at 6am. We had a phased programme to work to with designated areas of the store being allocated for each night. The works needed to be completed over 5 nights.

The tight programme was very challenging as it was not just a case of swapping ceiling tiles. This particular ceiling had originally been installed over 18 years ago and various areas of it were in a bad state of repair, there was a lot of remedial works to complete with the original hangers and fixings having either fallen off or were missing. The existing grid was also to be maintained, which again was in a poor state of repair. We were also requested to clean the grid as we replaced the ceiling tiles, this again was difficult and time consuming as the grid was very dirty and thick with black smoke stains caused by the heating and ventilation system. A large part of the works involved protecting the stock and gondola shelving from the dust and debris that fell from the ceiling once the tiles were removed. This required lightweight plastic sheeting to be used, removed and relocated to suit the phasing of the works. Once the existing plastic protection was removed following completion of the phased area we then had to carefully vacuum and clean down the flooring and shelving before commencing with the next phase.

This project although small in size was very logistically challenging as we could not send any plant or materials into the store during trading hours and there was also no room to place a skip. This meant that we had to physically collect pallets of tiles on a daily basis and deliver them to the store. We also had to fill our vans up every night with the old ceiling tiles and take them to a warehouse 10 miles away for disposal. This procedure was repeated every day until project completion. Health and safety was of paramount importance whilst these projects were ongoing as there was obviously working at height and lifting involved. This was managed very efficiently and resulted in a zero accident project being achieved.

The Solution

This particular store is set on a very busy high street and as detailed above very logistically challenging. The solution is that the store has now got what looks like a brand new Suspended Ceiling to the sales area resulting in a lighter and brighter feel when shopping here. The process was very well managed by P&W interiors working alongside Bardo Electrical who carried out lighting changes and Electrical safety work during the project. This was a very good team effort with everyone working together to ensure that the project handed over on time and on budget and to the clients full satisfaction. Another difficult and challenging high street project handed over with zero accidents achieved.

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