Barrow Health Centre was half new build/half existing building. The building will be used predominately as a doctors surgery but will also have physio areas, special children’s ward & a large boots pharmacy.

In the existing building high level walls including feature walls/ceilings, existing window screens which had been repaired and were listed, existing detailed cornice picked out in feature colours, skirting boards, staircases & large existing sash windows

In the new building new walls including feature walls, woodwork, ceilings & anti slip epoxy paint concrete floors in plantroom

We began the job with difficulties at the very start when we arrived on site as a lot of the services had been fitted in the existing building making it very difficult to reach the tops of walls, we overcame this by utilising scaffolds & long reach brushes(strikers).The existing building also had damp issues within the walls which we overcame by liaising with the client once the damp issues had been rectified & applying stain block to the affected areas-even once we had completed areas there was still some affected areas came through but we managed to pick up all the areas & handed over on time for client inspections.

Health & safety was well controlled on this project by ESH. As a minimum, each operative had to have as a must to get on site-CSCS card, Manual handling training, Asbestos Awareness training, Face fit tested along with suitable masks. Generally, areas were well maintained although towards the end of the project (as most construction sites) there were many areas that had been filled with materials and equipment.

Story decorating group handed over this project successfully & utilised our internal handover system which we worked closely with the client on & they signed off each area as it was fully completed. This was maintained right the way through the job & also painted the perfect picture as to where we were with progress each week to make sure we maintained programme.

This job was planned efficiently & ran pretty smooth. The finish is fantastic & looks really sharp and is definitely a project to be proud of which will serve the Barrow community & further beyond for many years to come.

Project Name:

Barrow Health Centre

Client Name:

ESH Construction


Painting walls, ceilings, woodwork including existing heritage window screens, epoxy floors & listed external railings

Length of Contract:

7 months