Kier Ventures Limited
Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyors and Independent Certifier.
Wakemans were employed as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor on this £10.5 m project.
Located on a former industrial site Lower Milehouse Lane in Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffs, the works included the remediation of the whole of the site and construction of 80 residential units comprising 22 no. 2 bed bungalows, 20 no. 2 bed houses, 21 no. 3 bed houses, 2 no. 3 bed corner houses and 15 no. 4 bed houses, including all associated drainage, external works and services.
The project was designed and developed to meet and achieve the following housing standards: NHBC Cover, Minimise waste, Protect the ecology, Secure by Design, HQI, Design and Quality Standards, Lifetime Homes, Code for Sustainable Homes – Level 3, Building for Life – 16 out of 20.
A proportion of the properties was let to Sanctuary Housing Association.
Wakemans have worked for Travelodge in a multi-disciplinary role since 1996, we currently manage the hotelier’s Pre-Contract work and a range of projects including new build hotels, conversions, extension, and refurbishment schemes.
Over this time Wakemans have built a strong collaborative ethos with the hotelier, which enables us to be sensitive to the hotelier requirements and we are assisting Travelodge with a dedicated team of Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Building Surveyors, with a wide brief to augment Travelodge development and progress and build its brand in the marketplace.
Our current remit includes:
Wakemans have provided Contract Administrator and Building Surveying services for the Sixth Form College, Solihull, and we continue to be retained by them on a series of schemes. Our recent projects have included:
- Internal Refurbishment, space planning and new suspended ceilings to facilitate improvements to M&E Services including additional data provision and air conditioning. Wakemans provided a Contract Administration Service.
- Solar Gain Assessment and energy efficiency options – Hampton Building.
- Art and Design Building classroom reconfiguration.
- CIF Funding Proposal.
- Hampton Building Solar Gain Project.
- Blythe Building, Classroom refurbishment.
- New Build Feasibility Proposals.
Travelodge Hotels Limited employed Wakemans as Tenant’s Agents on this new concept flag ship hotel project located in central London.
The hotel has become the jewel in the crown of the budget hotel group’s portfolio of over 550 hotels, across the UK and Europe. The Aldgate property which has 395 rooms across nine storeys and a Bar Café is currently the largest Travelodge in Britain.
The hotel is aimed at both business travellers and tourists and is situated in the heart of the Capital’s business district and within walking distance of famous attractions, including the Tower of London, London Bridge, Petticoat Lane Market and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The hotel chain’s new ‘budget chic’ brand unveiled earlier this summer, Travelodge Plus offers more amenities, greater style and comfort with new look standard rooms and ‘premium economy’ SuperRooms.
Work began on the £26 million development in Middlesex Street with the demolition of a former commercial building and the creation of a new pedestrian thoroughfare. The building design was ‘cut back’ to allow for rights of light.
Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Advisor
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.
Contract Administrator, Principal Designer
Wakemans were employed as Contract Administrator and Principal Designer on this £1 million fit out of a new production facility and offices for Hofer Powertrain one of the world’s leading providers of hi-tech automotive engineering consultancy services.
In a joint venture with ElringKlinger, Hofer Powertrain Products UK has been set up as a new UK subsidiary, operating out of the completed advanced engineering centre at the Solihull business park.
Hofer signed a 15-year lease on Unit 1 at the Connexion campus at Blythe Valley Park. Wakemans managed contractor Intex Projects to fit out the new 47,000ft² production development space which has been purpose built for the manufacture of a new hybrid transmission system.
The project was completed on time and within budget.
Oak Trading Company Limited
Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and Party Wall Surveyor.
Wakemans are employed on this £1.3 m scheme in a multi-disciplinary role including: Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveying and Party Wall Surveyor.
The project commenced with the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 3 storey building containing 7 no new apartments and included the refurbishment of an existing 3 bedroom maisonette.
The project was particularly challenging because of its proximity to adjoining buildings in addition to its busy London location. The project programme had to keep disruption to local residents and businesses to a minimum, and extreme care was necessary to avoid damage to adjoining structures during demolition and construction. The existing facade to the stable yard was preserved as an interesting feature to the new buildings situated behind.
Travelodge Hotels Limited
Wakemans Building Surveying Team were appointed as Contract Administrators to manage this project on behalf of Travelodge Hotels Limited. The existing hotel required extensive works to preserve its grade II listed facade, windows and architectural stonework, which was showing significant deterioration and structural damage due to factors related to weather damage, age the hotel’s general state of repair.
Following an extensive survey recommendations were made to repair any damage, preserve architectural features, and enable a plan of ongoing maintenance to the exterior of the hotel.
Wakemans managed a major programme of works to the building including: significant structural repairs, replacement of sections of existing steelwork, the provision of new thermal insulation to wall cavities, re-cladding, re-roofing, replacement and repair of bay windows, canopies and repair to architectural ironwork. The interior of the hotel had suffered water damage and therefore the hotel needed refurbishment throughout many rooms. The contract value of these works was £700,000.
Worcestershire County Council
Wakemans undertook this project on behalf of Worcester County Council, whilst engaged on their professional services framework as Quantity Surveyors.
The £2.8 m new build facility provides the school with eight state of the art laboratories, a science preparation room, a professional development room for staff and student teachers, offices and independent learning spaces for Post 16 students.
–The professional team included: Architects Jacobs and Main Contractors Kier Construction.