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Royal Mail Uplift Programme

Royal Mail selected VolkerFitzpatrick to improve 18 of its sites across the South of England as part of a national framework.

Since privatisation, Royal Mail has embarked on a programme of continuously improving efficiency and sustainability of its properties across the country.

VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed as the contractor responsible for delivering the modernisation works for 18 sites across the South of England to help improve operational efficiency and sustainability.

Typical projects range in value up to £3.5m and include small works, refurbishments of existing buildings and fit outs to newly acquired premises.

The framework requires Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) to encourage a whole-team approach. Close collaboration with Royal Mail, consultant partners and our supply chain ensures that all design and build solutions are as cost effective and time efficient as possible.

One key success achieved has been a 70% lighting energy saving resulting from upgrading the lighting to LED. Working collaboratively with the project team, we identified this potential area of improvement and value engineered a highly efficient LED system, which is now used on all projects.

All works are successfully delivered with minimal disruption, meet programme and budget and achieve the highest standards of safety and quality.

Facts and figures

  • Client:
    Royal Mail Group Property
  • Value:
    £16m (year one)
  • Duration:
    Five years
  • Location:
    South of England
  • Project categories

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