Wakemans acted as Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Advisor on behalf of developer Salmon on the Award Winning, 3 Glass Wharf development located in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

The completed £30 million building is occupied by one of the 13 teams that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has set up as part of its regional centres programme.

Commanding a prime city centre location close to Temple Meads railway station, the building comprises 15,000m² of Category A office space across seven storeys plus a basement with secure parking for cars and cycles as well as separate showers and a locker room. The highly sustainable building has been constructed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and provides a modern, airy working environment for HMRC’s staff.

3 Glass Wharf was built by Wates Construction on a brownfield site that was previously home to a glassworks. The building’s design reflects its former use, with glass facades, floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades affording panoramic views over the Brunel floating harbour. A feature glass artwork designed by artist Terry Haggerty graces the Harbour Wharf elevation of the building façade overlooking the harbour and railway.

The development has been awarded the Best Commercial Development Award at the Bristol Property Awards 2020.

Client:

Oak Trading

Role:

Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Advisor

Description:

Wakemans acted as Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Advisor on behalf of Oak Trading on this project to provide new community facilities in the Melbourne area of Chelmesford.

The project began with the demolition of the old scout hut and the construction of a large two-storey hall incorporating a kitchen, office and meeting room.
Funding for the scheme was spearheaded locally by Melbourne Project with additional financial support from Chelmsford City Council. The new building will provide a new home for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of the 8th Chelmsford Scout Group, and will be put to good use by a wide range of local groups.

Client:

Kier Property

Role:

Employer’s Agents, Quantity Surveyors

Description:

Kier Property retained Wakemans as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyors to work on this £35m project to refurbish Middlesex Guildhall located in Westminster Square. The grade II listed building accommodates the Ministry of Justice and the UK Supreme Court.

This extremely high profile and complex project began with a complicated consultation and planning process.

Construction work included asbestos removal, the sympathetic repair of structural defects, and the removal and reinstatement of architectural features and antique furnishings.

There is a public exhibition area within the building. The entrance of the court in Westminster Square, will become a part of the ‘World Squares Project”, and site inspirational sculptural artwork.