This project involved creating nine new homes, of various types and designs. We were brought in to help our property developer client as a result of our previous relationship with him and the architectural practice who were also working on the scheme.
The buildings were part of a small residential development in the centre of an attractive semi-rural Oxfordshire village a few miles outside Oxford. An existing barn was converted into two separate dwellings and then seven new build houses were constructed on the same site.
Each house was constructed using high quality natural materials. These included stone, timber cladding and clay tiles and each property was designed to have its own unique character so that the development sat easily within its environment.
As each of the properties were unique, the project needed a high level of oversight. Our client was an experienced property developer, so was aware of the risks of delays and overspends to his profits and understood the need to monitor projects of this nature very closely. We had already worked with our client on a previous project and so he asked us to help him ensure that he achieved the quality of finish he needed and that the construction phase of the project went smoothly.
Working closely with the architects, the property developer client and the main contractor, CLPM were appointed as the Contract Administrators for the project. We coordinated the construction of the development for the client and their architect, and helped ensure that any queries or issues were dealt with quickly. Our role involved liaising closely and regularly with all parties and visiting the site and meeting with the contractor to check the build quality, progress to program and the approve the invoices for payment.
The project was completed on time and to a high standard and the development is now seen as an asset for the village community.
CLPM Services used by our client:-
Contract Administration with Project Management role with main contractor with site inspection.
CLPM have been involved in projects at an early stage where they have helped to refine the budget and assist in identifying the most efficient way of procuring a project. On other projects they have taken on a more traditional project management role. We run in parallel in terms of our responsibilities but because CLPM are able to take on the financial issues and get more involved on site it takes the weight of our shoulders.
The Anderson Orr Partnership, Oxford (architects for the project)