HMS Cambria, CardiffClient: Morgan Sindall Construction
This state-of-the-art £11 million facility was created to serve as the operating base for three maritime reserve units – HMS Cambria, the Royal Marines Reserve Detachment Cardiff and Wales’ University Royal Naval Unit. It replaces a 40-year-old facility in Penarth, Barry with several training and classroom suites, a fitness room, administrative facilities, accommodation for up to 50 people and a large multi-purpose dining room.
Morgan Sindall Construction appointed RACS following a successful tendering process. One of the challenges RACS faced was the location of the training kitchen on the first floor. With a lift not at that time commissioned, the equipment had to be lifted via a temporary site hoist one piece at a time; a time consuming and tricky operation. The second challenge was that all stainless had to be manufactured from a special grade of stainless steel due to the building overlooking a dock (where the corrosive seaside atmosphere would have caused rust if ‘traditional’ steel had been used).
Upon completion, Phill Church (Morgan Sindall’s Supply Chain Manager) provided RACS with positive feedback to all at RACS, stating ‘Just a quick message of thanks, on behalf of Morgan Sindall Construction, to all of your staff who supported us in the delivery of the Catering Equipment on our recent HMS Cambria Project in Cardiff Bay. We were impressed with the quality and delivery of the scheme and your performance KPI’s reflect this, with scores well above our targeted benchmark. Please pass on our regards to all those on site that installed the equipment in a professional, expedient and safe manner. We look forward to working with you again in the near future’.
RACS continues to work on other pipeline projects for Morgan Sindall Construction and will remain committed to achieving the very best results.