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Navigating Logistics and Strict Restrictions: HMP Modular Building

Shanco, renowned for its expertise in groundworks and large number of operatives with Security Clearance, was contracted to provide essential groundwork services and new service trenching for a CAT C Prison facility. 

The Project

The project involved the installation of foundations to receive a 3-bay modular laundry / welfare building within the prison facilities. This case study focuses on the complex logistics and stringent security restrictions faced by Shanco during the execution of this critical project.

The client, a government entity overseeing correctional facilities, required a state of the art laundry /welfare facility within the CAT C Prison. The objective was to enhance the prison’s infrastructure while adhering to the highest security standards.

Overcoming Challenges

One of the biggest challenges was the security and restrictions protocols the prison environment demanded to be adhered to. Shanco had to comply with stringent background checks for all personnel and adhere to specific prison guidelines, ensuring the safety and security of both the workers and the prison inmates. Another challenge we had to overcome and adapt to was the limited access points and designated entry times – which changed daily. Coordinating the delivery of heavy machinery, materials and concrete wagons within these constraints required meticulous planning and execution.

The project had a tight 2 week lead time so Shanco had to streamline its processes to meet the timeframe without compromising on the quality of work, despite the complexities involved.

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The Approach

Shanco conducted thorough site surveys and engaged in meticulous planning. Every logistical detail, from the timing of the deliveries to the movement of equipment, was planned in advance to minimise disruptions to the prison’s routine operations. Shanco ensured that all its personnel underwent rigorous background checks and security training to allow for a smooth process once we were on site. The team strictly adhered to the prison’s regulations, demonstrating professionalism and reliability throughout the project. 

To overcome site constraints, Shanco utilised innovative construction techniques, optimising the use of available space without compromising safety standards which was highly commended by the facility. Regular communication with the prison authorities ensured that Shanco was always aware of any changes or additional security measures. This open line of communication facilitated the smooth execution of the project.

The Results

Shanco’s expertise, coupled with their attention to detail and commitment to security, led to the successful completion of the 3 – bay modular laundry / welfare building within the stipulated time frame.

The Shanco team’s ability to navigate the stringent security protocols and logistical challenges at the CAT C Prison showcased their professionalism and dedication to quality workmanship. This project stands a testament to Shanco’s capabilities in handling complex construction tasks under the most demanding circumstances.

Navigating Logistics and Strict Restrictions: HMP Modular Building
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