At Smiths we pride ourselves on delivering projects, regardless of size, at the best price and in a professional manner.
The new grandstand project was awarded to main contractor Kier at an original total value of £45 million. The contract encompassed the construction of new member’s facilities, new bar areas, additional toilets, improved viewing of the course and parade ring and additional grandstand capacity for 6,500 people together with a new Royal Box. The new grandstand replaces an original building constructed in the 1920s.
Four operatives from Smiths Demolition team were challenged with dismantling and disposing of nine redundant exhaust outlets from the engines which had been removed from Netheridge Sewage Treatment Works, Gloucester. They had previously been used as a backup if power failed to the main pumps. The dismantling process involved chain lifting blocks, pallet trucks and an overhead crane.
Smiths Event Waste Management Team provided 600 wheelie bins, 4 RCV's (waste collection lorries) and 4 Groundhog/ Gators (4x4 small tractor vehicles) with trailers to ensure that the site was kept clean throughout set up, event days and breakdown. Smiths ensured that the site was prepared for the expected 1500 Exhibitors and 150,000 visiting public during the 3 day events.