Project Management & Quantity Surveying
Introduction At Capita Symonds we understand the challenges and the importance of meeting the demand for affordable housing. We strive to find more innovative and creative ways to deliver housing on-time and on-budget. Over the past 5 years Capita Symonds Birmingham Office has successfully delivered over 2,000 social housing dwellings across Birmingham and the West Midlands for a range of Housing Associations and Local Authorities We are extremely proud to have formed part of Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) new build housing programme that won the overall prize at the 2011 UK Housing Awards as well as the ‘Grand Prix’ and ‘Best use of Housing in Regeneration’ categories at the ‘Regeneration and Renewals’ Awards 2011. The Capita Symonds team have developed a reputation for success and are now taking this same model to other local authorities. Our Keys to Success… • Client Relationships – by creating strong relationships with the client, residents and other key stakeholders the team were able to effectively manage individual needs and maintain the project progress. • Creative and Innovative thinking – developing unique new financial models enabled development to be brought forward and provide rented housing ‘DebtFree’. • Strong and Efficient Leadership - The processes set out and implemented by the team ensured consistent delivery on time, on budget and to demanding specifications. Capita Symonds is one of the UK’s largest multi-faceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. We have over 4,000 staff at 50+ offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that we are able to add value to any project, regardless of size, complexity or sector. We do much more than simply delivering projects; we design, manage and partner, building strategic relationships with our clients and delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio. We support them at all stages of a project or programme, and our understanding of the key risks and challenges means that we direct effort where it is most needed. Capita Symonds are a wholly-owned division of The Capita Group Plc, a FTSE 100 member and the UK’s leading provider of integrated professional support service solutions. As part of a company with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn, Capita Symonds offers its clients a sound prospect in a challenging market. There are three operating divisions within Capita Symonds: Design and Infrastructure, Real Estate and Regions. The Real Estate division brings a major player into the property sector that is genuinely different to anything the industry has seen before.
> The Library of Birmingham Location Birmingham Client Birmingham City Council Start December 2007 Completion July 2013 Value £193m Contract type NEC 3 Services provided Project Management Cost Management CMDC Services
Capita Symonds was appointed as Project and Cost Managers on the new £193m Library of Birmingham and The REP Theatre transformation project. The project is a central part of Birmingham City Council’s 20-year, £17bn ‘Big City Plan’ programme and will deliver ﬂagship facilities for culture in the city centre, supporting social and economic regeneration and encouraging tourism. Designed by Dutch Architects Mecanoo, the new Library will comprise of 10 ﬂoors, 9 ﬂoors above ground and one below ground, and is expected to attract up to 10,000 visitors per day. The development will also include a new ﬂexible circa 300 seat studio theatre which will be shared by both the library and the adjoining Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Capita Symonds was originally appointed to manage the preparation of the complex business case for the project, before being selected as project and cost managers. Since then the team has led an international design team competition that resulted in Mecanoo’s appointment, and an OJEU selection of the delivery contractor for which Carillion was selected.
As a centre for knowledge, the new Library will be able to use the power of information, learning and culture to change people’s lives, developing their skills, knowledge and potential. The new library will use emerging technologies to make the wide range of resources and services more accessible, to more people. The new Library of Birmingham is due to open to the public in July 2013.
“Rewriting the book”
> Housing Sector Profile Services Provided Financial Appraisals Masterplanning Business Case Support Site Investigation and Surveys Full Design Community Engagement Statutory Consultations HQI and Code Assessments Planning Consent Value Engineering Contract Management Clerk of Works CDMC Project Management Employers Agent Cost Management Handover and Defects Inspections Final Accounts
Over the past 5 years Capita Symonds Birmingham Office has successfully delivered over 2,000 social housing dwellings across Birmingham and the West Midlands for a range of Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Capita Symonds is extremely proud to have formed part of Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) new build housing programme that won the Overall Prize at the Chartered Institute of Housing 2011 Awards as well as the ‘Grand Prix’ and ‘Best use of Housing in Regeneration’ categories at the ‘Regeneration and Renewals’ Awards 2011. Capita Symonds projects for BMHT include a mix of social and affordable rent and outright sale dwellings. Recent projects include: • Local Authority New Build Phase 1 Programme – 129 social rented units • Local Authority New Build Phase 2 Programme - delivery of 164 mixed tenure dwellings • Public Land Initiative - 234 mixed tenure dwellings using ‘Gap Funding’ • Property & Regeneration Fund - 61 mixed tenure dwellings • Cross Subsidy Model of 92 mixed tenure dwellings scheme
2012/15 ARP Bid – secured grant funding of £6.7m
Capita Symonds offer a full range of professional services enabling clients to select the appropriate support tailored to their individual needs for each programme or project.
“Tailored service, delivering award winning affordable housing projects”
> Calthorpe House Location Edgbaston, Birmingham Client Lloyds TSB/Calthorpe Estates Start September 2007 Completion March 2009 Value £20m Procurement method Design and Build Services provided Development Monitoring Awards Sustainable Development of the year, West Midlands Insider Awards 2008
Capita Symonds provided Development Monitoring on behalf of Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets Property and Calthorpe Estates for the £20m landmark Calthorpe House development. The 107,044 sq ft of Grade A sustainable office accommodation has been built to the highest specification and designed with the environment and energy efficiency in mind. In every aspect of its design and construction, Calthorpe House was conceived as a building that would exceed current legislation for eco-friendly developments. With a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, a B rated Energy Performance Certificate and significant annual energy savings, Calthorpe House heralds a new future for commercial office space in Birmingham. Located at a prominent gateway to the city, the eight storey building includes car park and landscape zones and ﬂoor plates up to 22,000sqft. Capita Symonds works included completion of initial commercial review, site visits, monthly progress reports
incorporating expenditure, programme and risk assessments and project completion evaluation review.
“Eco excellent city centre grade A office development”
> Caterpillar Visitor Centre Location Desford, Leicestershire Client Caterpillar UK Start October 2007 Completion July 2008 Value £2.5m Contract type JCT Traditional Services provided Project Management Cost Management Full Design Team Services
Capita Symonds was appointed by Caterpillar (UK) to provide full Design services and Project and Cost Management services for the delivery of their new £2.5m visitors centre at their UK based Headquarters in Desford Leicestershire. Capita Symonds worked closely with Caterpillar (UK) to develop the scheme from conception through to feasibility, completion of site surveys, procurement of contractors and construction of the new facility. The new state of the art, ﬂagship visitor centre has created a sophisticated platform within Europe for Caterpillar to showcase their latest products and machinery in an environment that reﬂects the core qualities of the Caterpillar brand. The new visitor centre with a steel and glass interior incorporates a mezzanine ﬂoor level overlooking the product showroom. Large glazed panels are used to create an open and spacious environment with enough room to welcome groups of up to 55 people.
The new visitor centre also provides modern office and conferencing facilities incorporating the latest technology.
“Prestigious, state of the art, ﬂagship visitor centre”
> RJAH Orthopaedic & District Hospital Location Oswestry Client The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Start June 2005 Completion Ongoing Value £10m Contract type Design & Build JCT Services provided Project Management Quantity Surveying Lead Consultant Cost Management
Capita Symonds has worked with RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital over a number of years, successfully completing projects of varying size, value and complexity. We have provided a range of services including Lead Consultancy, Project Management and Quantity Surveying. Recent projects include: • Management of a 6 Facet estates review and development of an Estates Strategy for the Hospital. • New £300K Helipad project including aviation consultation, specialist lighting, covered walkway, external works and new helicopter landing base. • Completion of £300k Privacy and Dignity works within various patient ward areas. • New £5m modular build Short Stay Surgical unit, complete with 4 orthopaedic operating theatres and associated clinical/non-clinical areas. • New £1.2m Theatre Sterile Supplies unit including conversion and extension of existing areas to accommodate the new facility.
• Refurbishment of existing clinical and non clinical areas to accommodate the relocation and reconfiguration of existing services and staff. • Demolition of existing redundant Nurses Home building. • Construction of a new £2m Main Entrance facility complete with visitor support services, waiting areas, retail units, café, toilets, offices and conference rooms. • Construction of new £0.6m Visitors Car Park facility
Capita Symonds is currently working with the Trust as Lead Consultant, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor for the delivery of a multi-phased programme of works referred to as ‘Redesigning the Hospital’ which includes:
“Redesigning the RJAH Hospital to deliver outstanding patient care”
> Sports Direct Warehouse Locatoin Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire Client Sports Direct Start July 2011 Completion July 2012 Value £11m Procurement Method Design & Build Services Provided Project Management Employers Agent Quantity Surveyor
Capita Symonds was recently appointed to provide Project Management, Employers Agent and Quantity Surveyor Services on a £11m new build warehouse development for Sports Direct. The project will deliver a new 37,000m2 warehouse facility in Shirebrook providing storage and associated office facilities witihin the development. Capita Symonds has worked closely with Sports Direct to create a tailored project for the warehouse, making sure the unique occupier objectives and specific business operation needs are met. Capita Symonds has fully managed a tender process for the procurement of contractors and is carrying out on-site surveys prior to construction and has adapted the project plan to provide further storage capacity to accommodate the recent growth in Sports Directs internet based point of sales. The new facility will be built with 3 ﬂoors with the first ﬂoor providing high rack storage facilities and a mezzanine level above. The warehouse is designed to provide a state of the art storage facility and is set to achieve a BREEAM “very good” rating upon completion.
“Tailored project planning to deliver unique occupier objectives”
> YMCA West Bromwich Location West Bromwich Client West Bromwich District YMCA Start January 2011 Completion Phase 1: September 2011 Phase 2: Ongoing Value Phase 1: £1m Phase 2: £9m Contract type JCT Design and Build Services provided Employers Agent Project Management Cost Management CDMC Services
Capita Symonds is currently working with the YMCA West Bromwich District as part of their £10m Western Gateway redevelopment proposals. Providing, Employers Agent, Project Management and Cost Management and CDM Coordinator services Capita Symonds has managed the production of the project in accordance with the clients functionality requirements, maintaining a live site throughout the duration of works and successfully engaging with key stakeholders at all stages, including those neighbouring the sites development. Phase 1 of the redevelopment is associated with providing a £1m new build Community Hub facility consisting of 3 large rooms built on separate levels which provide modern and spacious facilities as well as a new nursery on the ground ﬂoor and youth centre on the first ﬂoor. The project included the demolition of existing residential properties to accommodate the new building. The project successfully achieved practical completion in September 2011. Capita Symonds is currently working with the YMCA with respect to the planning of Phase 2 of the redevelopment which
is to include the £9m expansion of the YMCAs existing facilities enhancing the Public Cafe, Gymnasium and meeting spaces and providing office, training and enterprise centres to be accessed by residents and public. The core element of the scheme will be the creation of 89 one bedroom residential units. Detailed planning consent has been secured and the project is currently awaiting formal funding approval.
“State-of-the-art Day Nursery and Youth Centre facilities”
> NEC HVAC Location Birmingham Client National Exhibition Centre Start February 2006 Completion Ongoing Value £10m Contract type JCT Design and Build Services provided Cost Management
Providing Cost Management Services Capita Symonds has worked closely with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham on the replacement and upgrading of existing heating and ventilation systems serving exhibition halls to improve thermal conditions and support the replacement of R22 refrigeration HCFC gas. The scope of works included the renewal of existing roof mounted air handling systems, introduction of new internal gas fired radiant panel systems, upgrading of existing roof mounted electrical distribution systems/sub stations and reinstatement of control systems, etc. Due to the nature and logistical challenges of the project, the works are required to be completed during the site’s 12 week summer recess period, increasing the need to deliver projects on time. To date Capita Symonds have successfully completed 4 phases of the project on time and within budget with works taking place over 4 summer periods. Design works are now to commence on Phase 5 with the further replacement of 13 units.
“Consistent delivery of projects on time and within budget”
Contact For further information on any of these projects please contact: Capita Symonds Ltd York House 38 Great Charles Street Birmingham B3 3JY T: 0121 212 3535 F: 0121 212 3545