Unite the Union, Hotel, Conference & Education Centre, and Regional Offices


Scope of Project:

A new development of new buildings and the refurbishment of an existing historic public house to retain the conservation of the area. Parking amenities will be provided by the construction of 200,000 sq. ft car park facility. The main building is a new purpose built 7-storey hotel consisting of 195 rooms, reception area, a restaurant and bar, gymnasium, and 45,750 sq. ft of conference and meeting area facilities with a capacity to accommodate 1000 delegates. The conference centre consists of a sky fold partition allowing the facilities to be divided into two large halls with state-of-the-art audio and visual facilities, with an additional 22 meeting rooms of varying sizes to comfortably accommodate delegates ranging from 10 to 150 persons. A 5-storey adjoining building provides 55,260 sq. ft of office accommodation for approximately 225 Unite the Union employees with secure, underground parking facilities for 72 cars. In addition, a local public house, the Black Horse, is to be completely refurbished to be reopened as a wine bar also specialising in craft beers with the addition of a restaurant.

Scope of Works from SSC:

SSC were brought on board to assist with the development of the Pre-construction Information Package alongside the Principle Designer. We helped ensure minimal residual hazards for the project delivery and future maintenance, assisting with the development of the Project H&S File, and ensuring that Purple Apple Management were fulfilling their legal duties under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. We also completed 1 audit per month and compiled a report highlighting on site health and safety issues which could then be used to ensure the site remained safe at all times.

Project Name :

Unite the Union, Hotel, Conference & Education Centre, and Regional Offices


Purple Apple Management Ltd


SSC have engaged with both management and operatives on site to identify both good safety practice and areas which require further improvements to meet with our client’s expectations. Our H&S consultants have used their expertise and capabilities to engage with the relevant members of staff to ensure safety remains paramount and the culture is a positive H&S culture.