Identity Consult were appointed in early 2016 as Project Managers and Employer’s Agents for the Geo Sciences project which consisted of the refurbishment and extension of the existing building on the main campus in Ormskirk. The project delivered new specialist rock crushing laboratories and research space for the University’s Geology and Geography courses.
Identity Consult were instrumental in developing a procurement and contract strategy that ensured the challenging programme and budget parameters were met. We recommended that the University’s Term Maintenance Contract was utilised, which enabled an established supply chain of sub-contractors to come on board to deliver a high quality building in challenging timescales at agreed rates. This ensured we achieved both programme and cost certainty on the project.
The project team were appointed to the project in March 2016, requiring a start on site in June 2016 with handover in September 2016, demonstrating Identity Consult’s ability to deliver to constrained project timescales whilst maintaining cost and quality, with only 6 months from appointment of the team to project completion. Despite the tight timescales and the logistical challenges, a very high quality facility was delivered on time and under budget.
Identity Consult operated in a spirit of openness and collaboration with the entire supply chain, including the design team, Principal Contractor and sub-contractors, through regular risk and design workshops. This proactive approach to sharing and managing risk meant that issues were managed in partnership for the betterment of the project.
I would not hesitate to recommend Identity Consult as a provider of Project Management and Employer’s Agent services. Their ability to foster a sense of teamwork and motivate our professional team of consultants, contractors and sub-contractors, allied with their strategic focus and can do attitude, means they are a key factor in the successful delivery of the University’s Capital Programme.
David Oldham, Director of Capital Developments, Edge Hill University