Howell Goodfellow acted as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor on the 183,740 sq ft scheme, spread over 17 units. Our involvement commenced pre-site purchase through to completion. This project was unique, involving the removal of a former travel company HQ and call centre fit-out over four separate blocks. Each block was reinstated back to its original configuration to be used as warehouse/industrial units. Works included new external cladding, aluminium glazing and service doors.
Howell Goodfellow’s initial engagement was to provide an estimated project construction cost prior to the purchase of the asset. The estimate was calculated based upon limited sales particulars and a site visit. Following our client’s successful purchase, Howell Goodfellow produced the tender specifications and subsequently negotiated the contract sum with a suitability experienced main contractor.
During the alteration of services, it became apparent that over the former life of the units, numerous amendments and additions to the electric supplies had been undertaken to such extent that the services feeding 3 out of the 4 blocks were not reusable, requiring the installations to be stripped out and new services installed. A further complication on the site was Network Rail undertaking a 90-million-pound upgrade to the main East Coast line that ran adjacent to the site. Network Rail secured compulsory rights to use part of the site for their construction access and major infrastructure diversions. As part of their works, a diversion to a BT Openreach underground service was undertaken which ran across the entire front elevation of one of the blocks. The works were accommodated through cooperation and management of all parties involved.
The electric complications and disruption caused by Network Rail inevitably impacted on the programme, however this was mitigated wherever possible by focussing on units that the client had secured tenants for, therefore not impacting on rental income.
Howell Goodfellow carried out the role of Quantity Surveyors and Employer’s Agent on the detached production building for Elland-based KT Hydraulics Ltd, providers of complex hydraulic systems for the oil, gas, marine, water and process plant industries. The building included integral offices with a Gross Internal Areas (GIA) of 15,000 sq ft.
Howell Goodfellow were appointed under the role of Quantity Surveyor for the construction of 2 industrial units with offices, service yards, car parks and dock levelling facilities at Heywood Distribution Park. The scheme comprised a total gross internal area of 220,000 sq ft. Demolition to an existing unit was undertaken prior to commencement of the contract works.
Acting as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor, Howell Goodfellow facilitated the construction of a 57,299 sq ft purpose built egg processing and packing plant for Chippindale Foods Ltd, to meet the growing demands of the leading supplier of high quality local free range eggs to UK retailers and food service companies. The successful large-scale project also included new office facilities and the necessary associated external works, drainage and services.
Howell Goodfellow enjoyed acting under their appointment as Project Manager for the construction of 2 new industrial units with a combined area of 237,839 sq ft together with associated external works, drainage and services.
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