On Site to Completion
The diversity of our skill base enables us to undertake a wide range of activity during this phase of a project. From the continuation of traditional roles, we undertake post-contract contract administration including the cost consultancy function.
We can also provide clerk of works and site inspectors. We undertake the project monitor role for funders, JV partnerships and multi-party special purpose vehicles. Our role can also include a project and financial certifier roles to support both funders and developers to meet their respective commitments.
Project monitor/certifier role;
Clerk of works/site inspectors;
JV project manager role;
Digital recording of fire stopping;
Principal project manager;
Principal designer and fire engineer services; and
Provision of building safe case data;
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.
Park Central, Birmingham, £41m | Crest Nicholson (independent certifier)
Appointed to act as agent and independent certifier to work with Developer and PRS client to ensure smooth handover of 339 units in 6No blocks and ensure compliance with funding and contractual requirements.
Ensure handover of 6No blocks to PRS client’s satisfaction and in accordance with ERs;
Ensure safe access achieved and compliance with statutory requirements met, checking all handover paperwork is in place to meet contractual obligations; and
All technical information circulated digitally within project team, so handover achieved satisfactorily
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.
The Featherstone, Bunhill Row, EC1, £16.2m | Southern Housing Group (EA)
The development is a flagship scheme for Southern Housing Group in a prime residential area of Central London delivering high-end private sale, shared ownership and affordable rent dwellings. The specification and finishing standards contained in the contract were tailored to demanding levels to achieve the required end sales values.
key issues and how they were managed
The contractors programme was exceptionally ambitious from the outset, this resulted in delay and claims from commencement. Through accurate records we were able to defend such claims for time and mitigate cost implication;
Provisional sums were contained within the contract to the value of £1.2m. These were to be managed through a strict change control procedure; and
quality issues were resolved by increasing our CoW inspections to 3 days a week to better monitor the quality and programme, this proved to be successful.
Airey Miller’s expertise, professionalism and attention to detail have helped in achieving a viable scheme
M. Leggat - Dover District Council
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.