G&T was appointed in 2015 by a Joint Venture between UK developer Ballymore and Malaysian developer and investor EcoWorld. The project involved the completion of detailed design with planning amendments and delivery of two towers of 50 and 55 storeys using construction management.
These towers will provide 767 residential units, including 25% of affordable and shared ownership. On the lower levels, the scheme is to provide a cinema, automated car parking, wet leisure and spa, gym, retail and commercial space and an energy centre.
G&T led the design team through the completion of Stage 3 by identifying 180 critical project issues and agreeing a programme and resolution for these to be closed out prior to Stage 3 being progressed. A part of this was the requirement to submit a significant planning amendment (Section 73) which included a viability reassessment and numerous wind mitigation and daylight studies and incorporation of additional saleable space. This has been successfully concluded culminating in further saleable units.
Following the lessons learned in Stage 3, we recommended a 3D clash detection process, which has been successfully implemented by the design team by eliminating all clashes at the end of Stage 4 and is now being progressed into Stage 5 to de-risk the project for the client.
We worked with the JV in developing and implementing project and construction management standard operating procedures which have supported the procurement of over 40 trade contractors. This has required a fully detailed procurement and design programme to be developed and managed.
The project started on site in Q1 2016 and is expected to be completed Autumn 2020.