Vickery Holman work closely with clients throughout the whole development process, from initial concept design and specification to managing the contract through to completion.
Vickery Holman work with clients to bring their building concept designs to life using AutoCAD drawings and specifications, which can be passed to the builder or which we can project manage in-house to suit the client’s requirements. We work with structural, mechanical and electrical engineers to ensure designs are buildable, sustainable and visually appealing.
Vickery Holman undertake the project management of schemes, providing services tailored to suit the client’s requirements. This can be provision of a full in-house service, whereby Vickery Holman will employ and be responsible for sub-consultants, such as mechanical, electrical and structural engineers. Alternatively, we can undertake the design and project management in liaison with client directly employed consultant engineers, or the client’s in-house engineers.
Vickery Holman can also undertake pure project management: providing project management as a stand-alone service with no other design involvement. We would provide the professional advice and management of the design team on behalf of the client.
Vickery Holman can assess proposed schemes, from small extensions and refurbishments to large multi-building developments, to provide budget costs that aid feasibility studies and design processes.
In addition to writing specifications and producing drawings, Vickery Holman can tender projects to contractors and let the contract on behalf of a client. We then administrate the project as an independent party to monitor progress, quality and expenditure and ensure both con-tractor and client adhere to the requirements of the building contract. We are familiar with both the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and NEC suite of building contracts.
Vickery Holman provides inspection services and reports for funding institutions on the progress, cost and implications of schemes being developed by the banks’ customers. We have advised on a range of schemes, among them housing estate developments; multi-occupancy tower blocks; and newbuild schemes in addition to a marina development. The build cost of such schemes ranges from £500,000 to £16m.
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
The CDM Regulations 2015 apply to all projects. On projects meeting certain criteria, the role of the Principal Designer is required, which is usually undertaken by the company or professional specifying the works.
Vickery Holman provides this role as an integral part of the project requirements.
On projects where Vickery Holman have no design or project management involvement, the separate role of CDM Advisor can be provided to assist the Client and the Principal Designer in meeting their statutory obligations.
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- Your Party Wall obligations and neighbourly matters e.g. access?
- The value of your finished scheme and obtaining a valuation?
- The most appropriate contract for your project ?
- The ongoing maintenance of your asset?
The building surveying team, located across our four offices in the south west, undertake due diligence project monitoring for funders on a range of new build and refurbishment projects ranging from fruit processing facilities, large scale housing developments, prestige single dwelling and conversion and refurbishment of listed buildings. The initial reporting exercise reviews all construction related aspects of the proposed scheme including planning consent, technical reports, build cost information & programme, the professional team, procurement method and the form of contract and proposals for collateral warranties. The resulting Risk Schedule provides a quick reference status report for the principal project elements and is updated as the project progresses and further detailed information becomes available. Interim reports are provided on a monthly basis following site meetings with the project team and inspection of works.
The Team for Project Management
Case studies for Project Management
Specialist Centre catering for Autistic Students – Monteray House, City College Plymouth Vickery Holman were requested by City College Plymouth to design and project manage the building of a new teaching space specifically for autistic students. The College’s requirements were to provide independent learning facilities for eight pupils. The pupils would require one to one […]
Improving Lives Plymouth (formerly the Plymouth Guild of Voluntary Services) are a very long-standing client of Vickery Holman and we have worked together on a number of schemes of minor refurbishment. With an expanding operation, ILP need to expand their office accommodation and other space provision whilst modernising the exterior of the building to enable […]
Vickery Holman were commissioned by Winter Rule Chartered Accountants (new PKF Francis Clark) to review their existing site with a view to a need for increased space After searching for several sites within Truro it was decided that the existing site should be considered for redevelopment. With an increased direct parking requirement as well as […]
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, fire protection measures have become of increasing concern to tenants and landlords. Many Landlords looked more closely at whether their premises provided suitable fire retardance and whether there was adequate protection for occupiers and users of buildings. The Plymouth Barbican Trust are a long-standing client of Vickery Holman and they […]
“The Ridings” is a large late Edwardian waterfront property on the Salcombe Estuary. Vickery Holman were employed to take forward a scheme for the refurbishment of the house to include a new two storey extension, a new driveway and the creation of a one bedroom apartment in the grounds. The house is used for summer […]
Vickery Holman worked with the school to obtain the required performance brief and then sought tenders from roofing contractors for the purposes of submitting information to the Department of Education, Funding and Skills to obtain funding. Part of the exercise entailed determining how much insulation was already on the existing roof via core sampling and […]
What Is A Construction Management Plan? In the construction industry it is important to know what a management plan is, how it works in action and the benefits of having one when undertaking any building project. Undertaking a construction project of any size is often a daunting prospect for clients unfamiliar with the complex requirements […]