Working independently and Helping the Main Contractor with a Design and Build Project
Main Contractor support
London, 2016, Working independently and Helping the Main Contractor with a Design and Build Project
Our client was a main contractor who was looking for assistance during a design and build project on an urban brown field site. This was a multimillion pound project and they were responsible for civil constructions, building shell and core, and the subsequent fit out. There were over 20 subcontractors involved in this project.
The company was looking for an independent review team that could verify the technical aspects of the project and ensure that all necessary standards were being met by their subcontractors.
The client contacted Whiston Solutions detailing their requirements. We built a bespoke team that covered several project aspects for them, including the technical elements, main construction and building services, and economic and corporate infrastructure. We made sure that everything was installed exactly as mentioned in the specification. Although our team worked independently, we were involved in the project from the concept stage through the construction and commission, and finally to the handover phase.
We kept a close watch on the project since its inception and were able to provide sound advice regarding various coordination aspects, keeping the end-user vision in mind.
We used our technical expertise and years of experience to help the main contractor maintain the required standards and fulfil their obligations towards the project. While we provided high quality results at the core, our services also proved to be financially beneficial for the client as we were able to bridge the gap between various subcontractors using our cross-clustering experience and the ability to span diverse roles.
We provided additional cross-clustering experience to the project team and helped in the swift delivery of the project. The main contractor was also able to maintain high standards throughout the delivery process. With our ‘clerk of works’ role, we were able to bring value and consistency to this project and quickly identify the typical costly mistakes.
The project was challenging but fun and the Whiston Solutions team enjoyed working on it. We look forward to working with our client again.