Installing replacement doors at a government facility in Felixstowe saw Rhino Site Systems working alongside several sub-contractors that were completing civil works and external painting. With multiple elements of the project ongoing at once, the teams worked in collaboration, over a three-week period, to bring the site up to the appropriate standard.
A government facility in Felixstowe required a set of electrically operated doors, as the originals had been in situ since 1999 and needed replacing. Originally manufactured by Rhino Doors, highlighting the exceptional lifespan and quality of the firm’s doors, the client needed the products to be CPNI approved due to the site’s sensitive nature.
The site is a secure storage location for materials that have been seized by Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs and the National Crime Agency. Rhino Site Systems was appointed to conduct the installation work and bring the site back up to standard.
The pair of electrically operated doors supplied were CPNI approved, designed specifically to secure the unloading bay for vehicles delivering seized materials. Rhino Site Systems’ installation supervisor had previously worked on the site, as he had been an apprentice at Rhino when the original doors had been installed, demonstrating the longstanding expertise of the field team.
The installation itself took place over three weeks and saw Rhino Site Systems coordinating its operations with several sub-contractors. With several elements to the project, it required meticulous planning and attention to detail to ensure its timely conclusion for the client.
The team removed the old doors at both ends of the compound, with 24-hour security in place during the installation. The civil engineering contractor then dug out the old ground rail and prepared the floor for the installation of the new doors, before a separate contractor repainted the frames and canopies.
The mechanical installation was then completed, along with the electrical installation, before the new ground rails were concreted in.
Following completion, a handover meeting was held with the client to evaluate the project. The client stated that the project “couldn’t have gone much better and all parties worked together to ensure that the original timescale was adhered to.”
Rhino Site Systems not only installed and commissioned the new doors but has now signed a long-term maintenance contract with the client to ensure that the new doors are in operation for as long as the previous ones.
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