Student Accommodation

Arbury Court

West London

Project Management
Cost Management
Employers Agent
Principal Designer

Arbury Court

Watts were appointed to negotiate a single source tender for a PCSA and subsequent Design and Build contract with a client preferred contractor to complete investigation works and construction works. The 8-storey steel frame student accommodation block was found to have no protection to fire of its primary and secondary steelwork throughout the building. Watts prepared a project execution strategy which allowed the client to maintain occupation of the building through sequencing shutdowns and moving occupants during the works, thus negating loss of income.

The works included fully stripping and reinstating ceilings and walls throughout where steels were identified. Watts carefully managed the process to minimise disruption on occupants while also executing the duties of Principal Designer under CDM to ensure safety for student occupants and workers. 

Description of services

  • Negotiated single source Tender with specialised contractor
  • Principal Designer duties under CDM
  • Co-ordination and management of Client Stakeholders 
  • Management of client design Team from RIBA stages 1-4
  • Prepared and executed JCT Design and Build Contract
  • Close management of works to minimise disruption to building occupants.
  • Rigorous and diligent change control procedures

Client: Confidential
Project Value: Under £5,000,000 
Date: 2021 - 2023

Find out more about this project and our wider services:

Paul McDonagh, Associate Director  
07875 468279