80 Flats, East Kilbride
_BCC were asked by Aitken Developments to Project Manage the construction and Development at Law Place East Kilbride.
The developer was keen to provide quality accommodation and a building with Architectural merit within a tight budget for Flats in the area based on sale figure of £140,000.00 for a two bed Flat.
_BCC were instructed to go to tender for phase 1, a block of 20 flats with the original Architect DTA. The design was worked to the budget retaining the overall concept and producing large picture frames of granite cladding to 3 facades.
Internally; negotiations with Porcelanosa for 20 bathrooms, 20 en suites and 20 kitchens was successful. The client was persuaded that the introduction of these elements in the design will enhance his portfolio of projects and set the standard for phase 2 of 60 flats on the adjacent site.
The final Architecture for Phase 2 has not been determined and the client is working with Nord on other projects. Nord may be invited to complete the design of phase 2.
Phase 1 was carried out with _BCC arranging all separate trades in a construction management style contract to ensure , quality, cost and design criteria is met and there are no contractual disputes with large construction firms.
Phase 1 was completed April 2008