The main challenge was to deliver the project swiftly from our initial appointment. The Procure 22 framework allowed us to do so, as a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) can be agreed before the project has been fully designed. This allows construction to start earlier than a traditionally tendered project would, but relies on strong risk management and strict change control measures being implemented as set out in the contract, for successful conclusion.
Additional works were instructed by the client, such as the replacement of external doors and a gable end, due to the condition of the existing building. This along with some of the floors and fire doors didn’t comply with the specification, causing a slight delay. The contractor was able to resolve these immediately, but it did take time to get different trades back to site.