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Over 2000 dedicated people nationwide
Providing critical infrastructure for the UK
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IKEA Properties Investment Ltd

IKEA Highway Works

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Delivery of highways infrastructure in Sheffield city centre for IKEA’s 20th UK superstore.

Works included widening the roundabout and approaches at M1, J34 (Meadowhall) to create additional lanes, multiple S278 works along A6178 arterial route into Sheffield to increase network capacity and construction of an access road and entrance for the new store. Hard and soft landscaping immediately adjacent to the new store was also provided. The contract also required extensive new services and diversions, including installation of a district heating main through our site to the new store, new connections for water, electricity and communications and a 600m BT diversion.

Key Information

Project

IKEA Highway Works

Client

IKEA Properties Investment Ltd

Value

£3.7m

Delivery Business Unit

Highways

Benefits at a Glance

Strategic highway works for high-profile 35,000sqm IKEA superstore, which created 480 jobs for local people.
Hard and soft landscaping to enhance store’s appearance
Collaboration and coordination with multiple stakeholders to meet project timescales

Customer:

IKEA Properties Investment Ltd – a property investment firm that provides rental units in the UK for IKEA retail businesses.

Challenge:

To deliver essential new highways infrastructure in Sheffield for a new IKEA superstore, which would see an estimated 900 extra vehicles every hour in the Lower Don Valley. The highway improvements formed part of the planning conditions set by Sheffield City Council for the new store and needed to be constructed to precise timescales, to fulfil these conditions in time for the store’s opening in September 2017.

Solution:

With the scheme involving improvements to both Sheffield City Council and Highways England’s networks, we held regular meetings with both authorities to discuss and gain approvals for traffic management and to ensure works were inspected and adopted by both parties.

The scheme also interfaced with multiple stakeholders and third parties, including the enabling works contractor for the new store, the store building contractor and adjacent businesses. We adopted a collaborative approach, liaising regularly to coordinate works and programme requirements and to maintain accesses to each site and adjacent businesses.

Results:

Working collaboratively with other contractors and project stakeholders ensured our client’s requirement to open the new store in September 2017 was achieved.

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