We were contacted by the team at JP Mackie & Co. to assist with their ongoing expansion to several pharmacies in and around the greater Glasgow area. This involved the procurement of existing vacant retail units and converting them to bespoke modern pharmacies with state-of-the-art technology, robotic dispensers and 24/7 prescription collection for customers.
The project works here were completed on their unit in Cardonald which is now used as their base for operations. M&Co. purchased 2 adjoining spaces and we were asked to strip both back to their shells, install new structural concrete floors to facilitate the installation of the heavy robotic equipment and create new structural openings to suit the new pharmacy layout.
The existing concrete floors were too high and not structurally capable of taking the new loading so they had to be broken out using a combination of a pecker mounted to a mini excavator and hand breakers.
Due to the volume of material being excavated we employed the use of conveyor belts to remove the material to the rear car park for disposal. We then reversed the operation to import type 1 sub-base for the new concrete floors from the car park area. The new floors were installed using a concrete pump in one visit.
We also discovered a significant basement void to the rear of the property which required some underpinning and a mass concrete infill to stabilise and allow future development of the first floor area into office space.