||Quantity Surveyor, Cost Consultants and CDM Coordinator
||Diocese of Hallam
||Completed November 2015
Richard Fletcher Associates were appointed by the Diocese of Hallam to undertake the role of Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant and CDM Coordinator on a scheme procured under the JCT Minor Works building contract with Contractors Design. The project involved the construction of a new build extension to provide additional meeting room space with an internal store, new corridor space used to display key religious features and also the internal alteration / refurbishment works to upgrade the existing kitchen facility. The contractors design element under the contract was for the associated M&E services.
Acting as the clients quantity surveyor / cost consultant, constant liaison with the client and design team was maintained at all times throughout the project, appraising design development and advising on the financial effect of all variations and work changes to the clients budget from inception to practical completion. The financial report forecast was prepared and issued each month which logged all instructed variations issued and advised the client on the anticipated final account value, giving the client cost certainty throughout. Further roles and responsibilities covered under our professional service was as follows;
- Advising on procurement routes
- Preparation of JCT tender documentation & production of schedule of works
- Tender analysis & reporting
- Value Engineering (V.E)
- Preparation of JCT contracts and associated documentation
- Interim valuations & Monthly financial report forecasts
- Negotiation and assessment of variations
- Final account negotiation and completion
- Assisting contract administrator
Due to various design changes and alterations made to the original scope of works, the key focus of the project was always timescales and budget. Through carefully monitoring and financial reporting, the project was completed under the client’s budget.
One of the main challenges on the project in respect to design and coordination was that the church was to remain fully operational throughout the entire project duration and disruption was to be kept at a minimum. Careful planning from the design team and monitoring of any contractor downtime costs ensured this was achieved.