Rowan Park, Merton Road | HCA/LB Merton/Wandle HA
(Project Monitor & Independent Certifier - 119 units)
Our role was to monitor the work for compliance with HCA funding criteria, including code for sustainable homes, LTH, space standards and secured by design.
Airey Miller has undertaken many similar projects for the HCA/Homes England, and the key is to ensure we maintain dialogue with the developer and design team, ensuring compliance pre-contract, not post construction.
Because of our approach and collaboration, we have become a recommended certifier, with many developers and house builders.
We have been successful in securing similar roles on other PRS schemes and have enhanced our service provision to accommodate due diligence for lenders/funders.
We also offer our PRS client’s representation at progress meetings during build process, certification of build stage payments, EWS1 via engineers and a snagging service to enhance the handover/soft landing process. We have also managed the defects process during the DLP to ensure the contractor meets their obligations and to assist the client with their resident management service.
Dollar Bay and Thomas Rd, E14, £61m | Citystyle Living (part of One Housing Group) and Mount Anvil (Joint Venture monitor role)
Dollar Bay was a JV providing 121 prime residential apartments in Canary Wharf, with the majority of the affordable housing element on a nearby site on Thomas Road providing a further 64 apartments. Our role was to act as JV cost and project quality monitor for the Dollar Bay development, maintaining sound relationships for future activity between the partners.
We oversaw the 'open book' approach and agreed the procurement of the key packages required to undertake the development.
Managing relationships and competing interests
We demonstrated through benchmarked examples based on our cost database resulting in an amicable and agreed approach and structure between the partners;
We worked collaboratively with the construction team and with a 'two eyes are better than one' approach, gained trust and respect ensuring that quality was met to the satisfaction of the partners and was fair and impartial; and
We also made recommendations and, through our in-house commercial and design management team, successfully reviewed value engineering proposals on various main packages.