Fareham Innovation Centre – Phase 2 Extension, HMS Daedalus

Fareham, Hampshire

Project Details

Client
Fareham County Council

Contractor
Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall Project Manager
Mike Day

Architect
TKLS – Nick Sherwood

Value
£7 million

Pre-construction Period
13 weeks

Construction Period
39 weeks

Procurement Type
2 Stage Tender

Form of Contract
JCT D&B 2011

Size
3440 square meters

Apprentices / Trainees
9

Project Brief

Daedalus Enterprise Zone was designated as one of 11 initial enterprise zones around the country by the central Government. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) owned most of the land and ran a programme for the regeneration of Daedalus along with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH). Fareham Borough Council took ownership from the HCA that rest within the district of FBC.

In 2014/15 Fareham Borough Council constructed an Innovation Centre for new businesses, with Oxford Innovation assistance to provide business support services, enabling nurture and development. Due to the success of that building, a business case supported the construction of a Phase 2 extension.

The new extension consists of the construction of a two and three storey steel frame with composite panels and glazing to match the existing building with associated external hard and soft landscaping, providing a range of office and workshop spaces for local businesses as well as additional space within the Enterprise Zone.

“Fareham County Council enjoyed an excellent relationship with Morgan Sindall on this project, which was completed on budget and ahead of what was an already challenging programme. Thanks to Mike and his team for the tremendous effort put into the project and with minimal disruption to Phase 1.”

“The overall performance of Morgan Sindall was excellent in terms of communication, organisation, site management and consideration of other site users.”

Community Engagement

  • 9 Apprentices/Trainees exceeding Employment & Skills Plan
  • Developed an open and regular communication process with drop-in sessions for Phase 1 business users ensuring we achieved the “business as usual” deliverable.
  • 90% SMEs within 30 miles radius of site

Key Challenges

Developed a Pre-Construction and Construction programme with a completion of 19th March 18; Actual completion achieved 2 weeks earlier on the 26th February 18.

Chaired collaborative planning, programming and risk sessions throughout the Pre-con and Construction periods with Client, End Users and Morgan Sindall team in attendance.

Developed an open and regular communication process with Phase 1 business users ensuring we achieved the ‘business as usual’ deliverable

Project Takeaways

Our Success

  • Full team collaboration from appointment to completion
  • Fortnightly meetings with stakeholders during Pre-construction
  • Working on a live centre with minimal disruption ensuring
    ‘business as usual’
  • Drop in sessions arranged for existing Phase 1 users
  • Employment Skills Plan established and targets exceeded
  • Subcontractor engagement and collaborative meetings.

Our Learnings

  • Using lessons learnt from previous Phase 1 project design team

Value Added

  • At Gateway 3, total added value of £675,000 (9.8%)
  • At Gateway 4, this added value increased to £736,000 (10.5%)
  • Understanding the clients key drivers – finishing before end of March 18 was critical
  • Early order commitment before final design / price settlement
  • Change in construction for lift shaft & steel sequence optimized
  • Early surveys to limit ground risk (UXO, contamination and archaeological)
  • SME spend of 97% value and 90% within 30 miles of the site
  • Co-train site manager

KPI’s & Statistics

Gateway 1 First Joint Cost PlanGateway 3 Contract FormationGateway 4 Project Completion
Cost£6.96m£6.91m£7.03m
Pre-Con Programme13 weeks13 weeks13 weeks
Construction Programme39 weeks41 weeks39 weeks
Client Team PerformanceContractor PerformanceEnd User Satisfaction
Gateway 389%87%
Gateway 492%89%85%

Contact: Alan Smedley, Framework Director
Email: alan.smedley@morgansindall.com