The Quadrant, Newburn Riverside

Contract Administration
The Quadrant, Newburn Riverside

BRIEF PROJECT PROFILE

Industry: Office
Project Value : £465,000.00
Contract Length : 14 weeks
Experience Gained : Contract Administration, Design and Specification, Health and Safety, Dilapidations

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

  • Acting on behalf of top developer UK Land Estates, the Building Consultancy and Project Management Department completed a high profile project, revitalising the Quadrant at Newburn Riverside, one of the Region’s first BREEAM “Excellent” rated office buildings, and which features a ground breaking natural ventilation system. 
  • Naylors involvement began with the assessment and negotiation of dilapidations with the previous occupiers and continued as Contract Administrator and lead Design Team member on the ensuing development. This work included the preparation and compiling of full specifications, drawings and general tender documentation and then controlling and monitoring the works on site to completion.
  • The scheme, though challenging, has achieved a dramatic effect with the financial investment creating a finished product which has already attracted a number of prominent occupiers, including BAE Systems, for whom our team also completed their office fit-out including new cellular offices, kitchen and break out areas.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY

  • Act as lead project manager/ contract administrator in managing the project and administrating the building contract and design team. 
  • Act as lead designer and CDM Co-ordinator to develop tender documentation and obtaining competitive tenders.
  • Obtaining all statutory consents for the repair and reinstatement works. 
  • Liaise with various members of the design team including the mechanical and electrical engineer in order to adopt a repair method which was adequate and compliant with statute. 
  • Assist the client in forming a plan of action to allow for the requirements of an incoming tenant, BAE Systems, completing the works whilst the building was partly occupied, thus limiting disruption and allowing income generation for the client due to the letting of the said areas. 
  • Developing and implementing an individual reporting and monitoring procedure throughout the works due the client’s specific requirements. 
  • Specifying various supplementary works’ packages during the main contracted works. Attended regular progress meetings to ensure that the design and detailing evolved in a manageable manner, maintaining the project budget. Issued contract instructions in a timely manner in order to instruct the contractor of all design and specification changes.

PROJECT RESULTS 

  • Regular meetings allowed further client involvement and development of the design to ensure the repairs were detailed and implemented, obtaining all statutory consents and required finish.
  • The scheme, though challenging, has achieved a dramatic effect with the financial investment creating a finished product which has already attracted a number of prominent occupiers, including BAE Systems, for whom our team also completed their office fit-out including new cellular offices, kitchen and break out areas.