Revitalising Urban Space Office Blocks into Modern Apartments and Commercial Units at Beaumont Court and Richmond House
Client: Randall Watts Construction Ltd.
Services: Quantity Surveying
Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Contract Form: JCT Design and Build
Construction Period: 30 months
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A renovation to repurpose two vacant office blocks as 280 contemporary apartments, with 5 ground floor commercial units and a residents'/commercial gym. Beaumont Court comprises 228 apartments over 10 floors and Richmond House 52 apartments over 7 floors.
Works involved demolition of the original façade and construction of the external envelope, which included rain screen cladding, aluminium windows, fabricated steel extensions and inverted roof system, as well as fire protection, all external works, internal fit out and two roof terraces.
Appointed from the initial stages of the project through to completion, pre-contract services included procurement of 30 subcontract packages, negotiation of contract terms and conditions (with final drafting of orders), and value engineering to meet the client's budget.
During the contract, services included:
- Preparing monthly payment applications and valuations
- Monitoring project cash flow
- Preparing monthly cost reports
- Contract administration
- Collaborating with the operations team
- Assessing and managing variations
- Claims and dispute management (where applicable)