project and cost management

delivering your vision

Being part of one of the largest design and construction consultancies in the UK, enables us to encompass a global reach and provide specialist European project management knowledge, as well as full cost and contract management services.

Our core strengths span retail interior fit outs and supply chain management, as well as projects ranging from cutting edge student accommodation to schools, hotels, restaurant chains and offices. Streamlining efficiencies, reviewing design solutions and supply chain management are all areas that we excel in and we use our experience to deliver clarity, quality and a perfect product on time and on budget.

We provide a level of service that ensures delivery within required budget and timescales and in line with industry best practice. We have highly qualified Project Managers who are able to bring their extensive experience to bear on each and every project, in a considered and professional approach. Our client is the focus of everything we do and our staff work tirelessly to ensure success.

Our working practice employs universally accepted process structures and principles such as ISO 9001:2008, PRINCE 2 and RIBA.

Whether acting independently or as part of a client’s internal team, our offer is always
underpinned by a strong foundation in project programming, cost control and change management.

At the beginning of each Project, we ensure that we understand a client’s brand in depth in order to see things from their perspective. This enables us to adopt a well-informed and straightforward approach, providing imaginative solutions to complex problems.

Working closely with our Architecture and Design colleagues provides us with exceptional insight into the full project process from initial design through to delivery, giving us the knowledge to see a project from a 360 degree viewpoint.

At the very start of a scheme, we support our clients with Cost Management services that continue throughout the development’s lifecycle. From feasibility to detailed cost planning, value engineering and preparation of a final account, our team’s consistent and budget-aware Cost Management service delivers real savings and value, at all stages of a project lifecycle.

Our cost managers place great emphasis on the control of construction costs, which is achieved by the application of their expert understanding of current prices of labour, materials and plant, combined with a strong understanding and  appreciation of design objectives and early stage decisions. These collaboratively ensure the delivery of maximum value for our client’s investment.

Our cost management/quantity surveying services include:

• Benchmarking and efficiency studies • Capital allowances advice/tax depreciation
• Cash flow management • Change management • Cost modelling
• Engineering services cost management (MEP cost services)
• Escrow fund/account management • Procurement advice and documentation
• Project cost management • Risk and value management
• Strategic cost planning and estimating • Value engineering • Whole-life cost advice

Procurement advice is crucial to the success of any project or development. We provide clients with a procurement strategy that is in line with their vision, values and intended outcomes.

We provide timely advice on setting up and managing contracts to help avoid claims or to easily deal with any, should they occur. Supported by experience across many projects, our team works closely with our clients to meet their budget, objectives and outcome.

Our team prepares and manages all project documentation, including tender documents, consultancy agreements and other contracts for consultants, contractors and suppliers.

Our Contract Management Services include:

  • Procurement and Contract advice
  • Contractual and financial risk analysis
  • Audit of tendering documents
  • Contractual assistance in checking contractual documents
  • Writing of contractual letters, claims and contract variations
  • Cost audit and proposals for corrective action
  • Settlement of the final account 
  • Assistance in dispute resolution
  • Assistance to lawyers in compiling supporting arbitration files
  • Commercial settlement strategies and negotiations

• project management • independent advisor • principal designer
• programme management • contract management • risk management • project audits
• supply chain management • site administration • cost administration
• close down reporting • construction management • contract management
• cost management

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