Client: North Lincolnshire Council
Contracts Manager: Andrew Kelsey
Site Managers: Tim Hamilton
Quantity Surveyor: Kym Godward-Large
The previous building on the site, on the edge of the Market Place in Crowle, had been derelict for a number of years and this development represented the final stage in the regeneration of the centre of Crowle.
Kelsey were engaged by North Lincolnshire Council after a competitive tender exercise. Pre-contract value engineering between our Quantity Surveyors and the councils design team reduced the tender thus saving the council money.
Sympathetic designs were adopted and materials used to ensure the new flats and shop units were in keeping with the historic market towns appearance. Building on such a tight site in a heavily populated area meant that close attention had to be paid to public walkways and thoroughfares. We minimised the disruption to the market square by deploying non-working foreman who managed the risks on a daily basis.
A number of complications were overcome on site through continued collaborative working methods and the close working relationship with North Lincolnshire Council is typified by their acceptance to allow us to train our future managers on the project.
The project has proven a great pilot on how we wish to train our site managers in the future and the cooperation from the council was fundamental in the trainees learning process. Allowing him to attend site progress meetings and involve him in key decision making processes has proved beneficial for the individual and the project after it was completed on time and under budget to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.