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St-Johns-Hall

ST JOHN'S HALL

The refurbishment of a Grade II listed council building within the centre of Penzance. The new facility houses a relocated library, a new adult education facility, one stop shop, registrar’s office and Council office space for 170 Council staff.

Bodmin-Council-Offices

BODMIN COUNCIL OFFICES

Construction of a new Council office building to accommodate 675 staff at Beacon Technology Park, Bodmin. The project included creating flexible working space for Council workers and the inclusion of an Adult Education centre and a BT Cornwall call centre.

Pydar-House

PYDAR HOUSE

A large Council office refurbishment in Truro for 570 Council staff. The Pydar House refurbishment involved creating new Council office space and other Council services including additional space for the Cornwall Development Company, a revised reception area including Truro One Stop Shop, Revenue and Benefits and Cornwall Housing.

Enterprise-Centre

ENTERPRISE CENTRE

A 5000 sq.m new build office development with associated car parking. The 3 storey large office development within the University’s Whiteknights Campus comprises of offices, conference rooms and associated facilities, ICT Suites, Reception areas, Cafeteria, meeting rooms and staff break out rooms with kitchen facilities.

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OUR MISSION

Our MISSION is to help you reach peak performance by providing management services that lead to lasting beneficial changes to:

  • The way that you are structured
  • The goods or services that you provide
  • The working methods that you use
  • The data that you rely on
  • The technology that supports you
  • The building or estates that you work in

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GOT A QUESTION? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do you get projects done on time?

Time is the one resource on a project that, once lost, you can never get back. Here are the 5 actions which we take to ensure that your project finishes on time:

  1. We make sure that everybody on the project is made conscious of the importance of doing things on time - so that they can provide the right resources for timely completion.
  2. We start with the programmme; initially with little detail and a lot of assumptions about what may go wrong! We allow time for the things which we cannot foresee now. As we learn more about the project, we put the new detail in the project and replace our assumptions with accurate forecasts of the time required for each activity.
  3. We consult widely so that every party gets to see what they need to provide to others - and crucially what information they will need (and from whom) so that they can do their job on time.
  4. We produce very clear information on the programme - which is computer aided - and we encourage people to “shout” if they do not understand it.
  5. We resist change to scope of the works strongly (particularly during construction), so that delays are avoided.

If we stick to these 5 actions, in our experience, the project can be completed on time.

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How do you keep projects within budget?

It is vital that a project is completed within the budget. Here are the 7 actions which take to make sure that this happens:

  1. In the first few days of a project we establish what we the Client wants and the programme within which it is required - these are the two main drivers of cost.
  2. As the design develops, we discuss the content of the project with the designers and test their confidence in the adequacy of their design.
  3. We also discuss the state of the design with the Quantity Surveyor and ascertain their confidence in the adequacy of their costs.
  4. Before it goes to tender, we take the designers and quantity surveyors through a lengthy checklist designed to establish whether there are any gaps or exclusions - these are usually items on which there are options about who does the design.
  5. Assuming that we find gaps or exclusions, we ask the team to establish a cost for each of them.
  6. Having completed this exercise, the only thing that remains to be done is to add a contingency sum for things that are “unforeseen and unforeseeable”.
  7. As the project progresses, we maintain strong discipline on cost control.

If we stick to these 7 actions, in our experience, the project can be completed within budget.

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