Brett Aggregates help deliver Pinewood Studios extension
50,000 tonnes of primary and recycled aggregate supplied for film studio development contract
CONSTRUCTION of a £200 million extension to Pinewood Studios is moving forward at a rapid pace and Brett Aggregates have been involved in the first phase of the project, working with Hillstreet Construction to meet a tight delivery schedule.
The Pinewood Studios Development Framework (PSDF) is a major scheme that will see the addition of five new stages, 10 workshops, production offices and associated infrastructure and landscaping, significantly expanding the capacity of Pinewood Studios to accommodate major feature films, television programmes, commercials and other screen-based productions.
‘We worked with Hillstreet Construction right from the tender stage,’ explained Daniel Haw, Brett Aggregates’ sales manager for London and Home Counties. ‘Together we designed product and logistic solutions that helped Hillstreet to win the contract, and that collaboration has continued successfully throughout the project.’
A mix of primary and recycled aggregate (approximately 50,000 tonnes) has been supplied by Brett Aggregates to the Pinewood Studios contract to date and around 19,000 tonnes of engineering material has been taken out and will be reused in a restoration project at the company’s Park Lodge site.
‘This has been a real team effort,’ continued Mr Haw. ‘From the operations team at Park Lodge, to the transport department in Faversham and the whole London and Home Counties sales team, our people have worked closely with Hillstreet Construction personnel to enable the successful delivery of this major contract.’