Parliament House – BSF Cladding Remediation Project

  • Client: Rendall & Rittner, Homeground & Adriatic Land 9 Limited
  • Services: Investigations, Due Diligence, Employers Agent, Project Management, Contract Administration, Clerk of Works, Fire & Structural Engineering, Cost Consultancy, Principal Designer and Planning Permission
Capital was commissioned by managing agents, Rendell & Rittner on behalf of the clients, Homeground & Adriatic Land 9 Limited to manage all stages of the Building Safety Fund application for the replacement of the external cladding panels and combustible insulation behind to Parliament House. Parliament House is a mixed-use 23 storey high-rise tower in Vauxhall, South London.
Contract Value:
£12m
Dates:
March 2021 – March 2023
Contracts:
JCT Design & Build Contract
Capital was appointed as the multi-disciplinary consultant to provide full professional service from inception to completion.  Our services included, Employers Agent, Fire Engineering, Cost Consultancy, Project Management, Structural Engineering, Architectural services, Contract Administration, Principal Designer & Clerks of Works.

Our appointment also included for the initial investigation works to the existing external wall system and for a compliance review of the block to determine eligibility for the Building Safety Fund application.

We were also responsible for appointing a specialist cladding contractor, under a pre-construction services agreement via a cladding contractor’s framework.

 

Services

  • 01
    Investigations & Due Diligence
  • 02
    Employers Agent & Project Management
  • 03
    Contract Administration
  • 04
    Clerk of Works
  • 05
    Fire & Structural Engineering
  • 06
    Cost Consultancy
  • 07
    Principal Designer
  • 08
    Planning Permission

Our role included production of the employer’s requirements and contract documents, appointment of sub-consultants, management and coordination of the design team, validation of the contractors design proposal (in agreement with our chartered structural and fire engineers), agreement of the contract sum (via our independent Quantity Surveyors), administration of the BSF application on behalf of our client, obtaining planning and building regulation approvals, management of health and safety / CDM requirement (principal designer role), contract administration of the works, agreement of quality control procedures, site sign off and handover procedures, included the issue of an EWS1 form on completion of the remediation works.

Planning Permission was achieved via a full plans planning application submission and Building Regulation approval via an external Approved Inspector. The project was given BSF funding eligibility and is due to start on site in March 2022 and be complete by May 2023.

The block was subject to a Building Safety Fund application and presented many challenges in formulating a design solution and agreeing an appropriate access solution given the proximity of the block to the adjacent railway line and the limited space around the block to position scaffolding and a site set up

Patrick Madigan Project Director for CapitalPCC

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