Project Tags Prima Uno Projects

Murphy Group

Prima Uno implemented a new change control process for the client created tender and what if programmes, NEC advice and forensic planning services.


Prima Uno provide a specialised managed project controls service and planning/project controls training to LLWR in Cumbria.

Commonwealth Games

Prima Uno assisted clients with Forensic Planning services on a programme for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

London 2012 Olympics

Prima Uno assisted CLM the Joint Venture between CH2M Hill, Laing O’Rourke and Mace plan and programme the SBH (structures, bridges and highways) project. SBH is the largest project for the 2012 Olympics with a budget of over £700 million. SBH interfaces with every other project on the Olympic site such as the new Wind Turbine, Stadium, Aquapark and all the venues & facilities which are needed to support the London 2012 Olympics. It currently has 11 contract works packages to deliver the Olympic Infrastructure.

Wembley Stadium

Prima Uno provided project controls and planning solutions to the main works contractor Multiplex.

Designed by Foster and Partners and Populous (then HOK Sport), it includes a partially retractable roof. A signature feature of the stadium, following on from the old Wembley’s distinctive Twin Towers, is the 134 metres (440 ft) high Wembley Arch. With a span of 317 metres (1,040 ft), this steel arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world. The stadium was built by Australian firm Multiplex at a cost of £798 million. The old Wembley closed in October 2000, with demolition originally intended for that December and the new stadium due to open in 2003. After delays to the project, with demolition first started in September 2002, the old Wembley was not completely demolished until February 2003, with the new stadium scheduled to open in time for the 2006 FA Cup Final. After further delays, the stadium was delivered nearly a year late, leading to legal disputes between WNSL and Multiplex, who ultimately made a significant loss on the project. The stadium was handed over on 9 March 2007. Budget £900 million.

Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport

Prima Uno were the planning consultants assisting Faithfull & Gould and BAA on the construction of Terminal Five.

Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 was one of the largest infrastructure and construction projects in Europe. It comprised of a complex 16 major interconnecting projects and 140 sub projects.

The scope included a new main terminal building, two satellite buildings (each the size of Heathrow Terminal 4) and a new control tower.

Construction began in September 2002, with earth works for the construction of the buildings foundation. In November of the following year, work started on the steel superstructure of the main terminal building. By January 2005 the nine separate tunnels needed to provide road and rail access, and to provide drainage, were completed. In March of the same year, the sixth and final section of the main terminal roof was lifted into position, and in December the building was made weather proof. This roof could not have been lifted with conventional cranes because it would have penetrated vertically into the airport’s radar field. Therefore, the roof was assembled on the ground using smaller cranes, and then lifted into place by eight custom-built towers, each fitted with two hydraulic jacks to pull the roof up. At peak there were around 8,000 people working on the construction site, whilst over the life of the project over 60,000 people have been involved. Over 15,000 volunteers were recruited for a total of 68 trials lasting from September 2007 until March 2008 to test the operational readiness of Terminal 5 prior to its opening.


Dubai Meydan Racecourse

Prima Uno assisted as expert witness on a delay and termination of contract claim for The Meydan Group. We investigated the Extension of Time claim and wrongful Termination of contract.

The Meydan Racecourse consists of three main components: Meydan Marina, The Meydan, and The Grandstand, which includes 2 horse-racing tracks, a 60,000-seat grandstand, a hotel, restaurants, a museum, and a car parking facility.

The project is part of Meydan City, which also consists of Horizons, Godolphin parks, and Metropolis.

TAK is the project’s architect and Joseph H King Company is the racetrack surfaces design consultant.

Construction of a 7.5 million real estate development including:

  • 2 tracks
  • A 60,000-seat grandstand
  • A hotel
  • More than 10 restaurants
  • A museum
  • A theatre
  • Meydan Marina (including a marina, cafes, and restaurants)
  • The Meydan (including a hotel, a spa, and restaurants)
  • A 10,000-car parking facility

In September 2009, Meydan Group signed a USD 27 million Islamic financing facility with Emirates Islamic Bank to fund part of the racecourse development.
Meydan Racecourse officially opened in March 2010.

Isle of Grain Liquefied Natural Gas

Prima Uno were the planning consultants for reviewing and creating tender programmes, assisting education in implementing the NEC 3 contract.

CB&I John Brown awarded Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering (BBCEL) the civil works package for the Grain Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Expansion Project.

Grain LNG Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid Transco plc and is currently constructing a LNG importation and regasification terminal at the Isle of Grain in Kent. Grain LNG Limited will own and operate the terminal. CB&I John Brown is the EPC contractor for the project.

The projects scope covers the construction of three concrete LNG tanks measuring 193,000m3 each. This will create a total storage capacity of 770,000m3 of LNG at the Grain site. The new tanks will be the largest of their kind in the world.

The work also involved associated process civils foundations, earthworks, roadworks, concrete building foundations, concrete tanks, concrete trenches and pits, culverts, drainage, paving and underground utility systems.

GBM Joint Venture AMP 5 Thames

The GBM Joint Venture was formed in 2008 by Galiford Try, Biwater Treatment and Mott MacDonald to specially bid for work in AMP 5 Programme at Thames Water. Prima Uno assisted GBM with planning and project controls expertise to help plan the design and build of £280 million worth of projects in north and south London for Thames Water over the next 5 years.

A handful of projects include:

  • Hammersmith Water Pumping Station  & Sludge Pumping Station
  • Walton Water Treatment Works
  • Hampton Water Treatment Works
  • Kempton Water Treatment Works
  • Coppermills Water Treatment Works

London Underground Ltd

Prima Uno assisted on a consultancy basis for Transport for London to plan and cost the works which would contribute to the CTP programme.

Cooling the Tube Project (CTP) was a 5 year programme with a budget of £439 million. The programme is aimed to deliver cooling solutions with the LU Infrastructure or on its rolling stock and comprised of work covering; civil and structural engineering, mechanical and electrical equipment and systems, rolling stock and ventilation systems.

The Cooling the Tube programme has been established to implement solutions that will tackle heat on the LU network, both now and in the future. Higher heat levels are due to service increases (including planned line upgrades) and the consequent increases in energy consumption, which generates heat as a by-product. The problem is compounded by heat absorbed into the earth and clay surrounding the tunnel walls.

  • 2007 project management and project creation commenced
  • 2008 Quick wins: summer 2008 campaign rollout
  • 2008 Victoria line mid-tunnel vents – start on site
  • 2008 Euston ticket hall chiller
  • 2009 Quick wins: summer 2009 campaign rollout
  • 2009 Victoria line – first four mid-tunnel ventilation
  • shaft upgrades
  • 2009 Evaporative cooling trial complete
  • 2012 Victoria line mid-tunnel vents: all sites
  • commissioned