Commercial & Office

Glasshouse

Client - Alderley Park Limited

Architect - BDP and Bridge Architects

RBA Role - Quantity Surveyor, Contract Administrator and Employer’s Agent

Project Description -

The £30m Glasshouse development is a mixture of refurbishment works to former laboratory and office spaces, together with new build works creating interconnected atrium space to what was previously an external courtyard. New build annexe pods create additional office accommodation, and enhance the appearance of the two main entrances.

The client opted to deliver the first phase of shell and core works (approx £14m), using Construction Management as the procurement route. This created an exciting opportunity for RBA to work in conjunction with the client’s construction team to procure works directly from work package contractors, and manage each element without the usual input from a main contractor.

The Construction Management approach gave the client a high degree of flexibility and the ability to make design changes throughout the scheme, without the contractual complexities of a more traditional Design & Build arrangement. Significant changes were made to the atrium design and annexe pods during the build, all of which were successfully managed by RBA and the client team without significant impact on time and cost.

Works have commenced with fit out works let in 3 contract packages for the 200,000 sq ft of office space, expected to be completed in 2019.

Glasshouse