Client: North Lincolnshire Council
Commercial Contracts Manager: Simon Taylor
Site Manager: Paul Binnington
Following a competitive tender exercise GS Kelsey were invited to attend a tender interview having prepared the most economically advantageous bid. It was revealed that the project was actually over budget and that our input was required in order to assist value engineering for the scheme.
Our estimating and quantity surveying teams collaborated with the local authority counterparts and proceeded to find savings in the order of £300,000. From an initial tender value in excess of £2 million the contract was placed for £1.7 million. Careful redesign of a retaining wall proposed and a car parking area allowed significant savings to be made. Saving money on the external works without compromising the footprint and size of the building meant the end-user didn’t sacrifice any of the plans that had been made to generate some revenue and share the space with mobile health services.
The Hub itself is circa 500 square metres and contains a new library and break out areas for businesses and visiting health acre services. The gym has been re modified, renewable energy technologies installed and the existing leisure centre has been extensively refurbished. The foyer area has new floor finishes and has been redecoration throughout. Replacement reception counter has been installed and provision has been made for a new café after we finished structural works to facilitate this. Our site manager worked diligently in a live environment to ensure minimal disruption to the staff and service users. This contract was the final one delivered on an existing 4-year frame with the local authority. Thankfully GS Kelsey were appointed to a new six-year deal which extends to 2025. The early contractor involvement allowed this project to proceed when otherwise it may not have done so due to budget constraints.