Royal Mail South Shields delivery office completed in 23 weeks

VolkerFitzpatrick recently completed a 23 week design and build project to construct a new 1,200m2 delivery office for Royal Mail.


The structure comprises an industrial unit and office space, with an external yard for Royal Mail vans. There are also kitchen and welfare facilities, along with staff car parking spaces and a bicycle shelter.

Preparing the landscape
Piling work began on the brownfield site in March 2017, followed by construction of the building’s steel frame. The unit was then cladded and photovoltaic panels were fitted to the roof as part of the BREEAM requirements of “Very Good”. The team also delivered hard and soft landscaping to the areas surrounding the delivery office.


A tight turnaround
The principal challenge on this project, was delivering the facilities to a high standard, within a limited time period. The site team liaised closely with both the client and the local planning officer to meet the challenging project programme. 

The works were successfully completed in September 2017, allowing Royal Mail a higher degree of flexibility when planning their move into the new space.

Exemplary results
Mark Philips, operations director for VolkerFitzpatrick, said: “I am delighted with the teamwork that was demonstrated on-site. This collaborative approach delivered exemplary results for the project as a whole.”