LSA @ WOODSIDE PAVILION

Overview

We volunteered to design and implement structured cabling & CCTV on this beautiful new build Pavilion at Woodside Park in Lymington. The implementation works were completed during a complete rebuild project working under a principal contractor’s Construction and Design Management Regulations 2015 (CDM).



The Challenge

We volunteered to do the CCTV & Infrastructure Fitout for the Lymington Sports Association’s new build Woodside Pavilion. This is a charity that’s very close to our directors’ hearts. We had a wide ranging brief, from CCTV through to structured cabling through to liaising with Openreach to ensure that a building 250m from the nearest road was able to get fixed line broadband. As always with the third sectors, budgets are difficult. Funds invested in overheads are funds that don’t go into the charitable sector, so the requirement of achieving best value for money is never more paramount.

As part of the work, we worked with key stakeholders, including the landlord, Openreach, the charity itself, community stakeholders, another charity & the main CDM contractor to ensure that the provided solution met all parties’ wishes on budget & on time. The main challenge for us was ensuring that all parties were able to agree on a workable solution.

THE SOLUTION

Broadband ConnectivityThe building is located in the middle of a public park, 250m from the nearest road. It had never had any form of communications and cellular signal is particularly poor on this site. The freeholder of the public park was unwilling for overhead telegraph poles to run across the park as they felt it would spoil the visual landscape. Openreach quoted a cost in excess of £10,000 to provide an underground duct to service the building. As part of our extended relationship with Openreach, we were able to have a third party contractor undertake the underground duct work, obtain wayleaves from both site freeholders and ensure the schedule of the various parties worked alongside each other. We were then able to deliver Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) being more than adequate for the requirement.

Summary

We were able to work within the CDM Regulations, and the charities timescales leading to a successful opening with all services in place. We wish the charity all the best as it gets on with its sports mission in Lymington. We also implemented Voice Over IP (VoIP) allowing voicemail messages to be retrieved remotely.