Boots – Corby

Shell and core adaptions and complete new retail fit-out to edge of town unit

  • Project Value: £550K
  • Project Programme: 3 weeks

Project Info

Project Overview

With a relationship spanning decades, J M Scully have long been a key service provider to the Boots Property team and have delivered hundreds of projects across the length and breadth of the UK for this stalwart of the High Street. We show above just a small selection of images from the hundreds of projects completed for Boots over the years.

With projects ranging in size and complexity the J M Scully team dedicated to Boots have delivered a vast array of project types throughout the years and a continuous focus on improvement time and time again saw this latest project bring a new challenge; how to deliver ‘lean construction’.

As one of three contractors tasked with trialling Lean Construction techniques, the team took on an Edge of Town project based in Corby, Northamptonshire and were asked to fully embrace all the systems and techniques associated with Lean.

So what did the team do and what was the benefit to Boots?

Overall, we achieved a 40% reduction in programme time through:

  • Zoning and batch size reduction
  • Collaborative master planning
  • Failure mode effects and analysis on critical path
  • Just in time deliveries
  • Pre-fabrication/off-site manufacture
  • Workplace organisation to provide what operative needed and only at the right time
  • Improved access to the work activities in genera

For Boots they achieved a reduction in programme from 5 to 3 weeks with vastly improved levels of quality and a significant reduction in snags through a right-first-time approach. The final account was ready early, the store was able to train and trade sooner and finally, and more telling the anecdotal evidence suggested a happier site where everyone truly worked as a collective and fully embraced the whole process from start to finish.

Take a look at the time-lapse to see this store come to life in just three weeks….

Timelapse Video