Shell construction of KFC and Costa Coffee restaurant units at Handsworth Road, Sheffield – CDM Principal Designer appointment

RJD Associates (North West) Limited have been appointed as CDM Principal Designer by QFM Group on a development project that involves constructing 2no single storey shell restaurant units and associated external works. The KFC unit will be a drive-thru restaurant with a floor area of approximately 322m² and will be constructed with a prefabricated steel frame superstructure with gable columns, cold rolled purlins and cladding rails, built of a reinforced concrete raft foundation. The external walls will be clad in a combination of horizontally profiled cladding, microrib composite panel cladding and stone cladding, with glazed shopfront windows, external doors and KFC signage. Within the unit, internal walls and partitions will be constructed along with 2no drive-thru windows. The roof will be formed with a mono-pitch structure clad with a single ply roof membrane, with an overhanging soffit detail on the front elevation with built-in downlights. The Costa unit will be a drive-to a restaurant with a floor area of approximately 186m², which will also be constructed with a prefabricated steel frame superstructure with gable columns, cold rolled purlins and cladding rails, built of a reinforced concrete raft foundation. The external walls will be clad with microrib composite panel cladding with glazed shopfront windows and external doors. The roof will be formed with a low pitch roof structure surrounded by a parapet detail with an overhanging soffit on the front elevation with built-in downlights. The scope of works includes constructing a drive-thru lane around the perimeter of the buildings, car parking and circulation space, forming hard and soft landscaped areas, constructing foul and surface water drainage systems including an attenuation tank, installing mains services, and felling the existing trees to the northeast site boundary.

The site is located on the junction of the B6200 Handsworth Road and Richmond Park Road in Sheffield at approximate OS grid reference SK 40379 86746 and is roughly rectangular in shape covering an area of approximately 0.2 hectares. Ground levels across the site fall gently towards the north, with the site comprising vacant scrub land with gravel and tarmac surfacing across most of the site with grass/scrub surfacing and vegetation along the site margins, with a line of trees along the northeast boundary. There was previously a warehouse building on site that was demolished circa 2002, following which the site has been vacant.

Key health and safety considerations on this project include managing the overlap between the construction works and the adjacent land uses, traffic management, temporary works, preventing unauthorized access to the construction site and undertaking construction works within 10m of an adjacent gas installation. RJD Associates look forward to working alongside the project team to ensure a successful delivery of the scheme.