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Old Barn Lane, Kenley

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Service

Project Management,

Contract Administration,

Cost Consultancy

Project

Demolition of existing storage facility

& construction of 128 apartments over 5 blocks

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Value

£18m

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Delivery of project in challenging circumstances

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Overview

The programme included:
 

  • Demolition of the existing historic storage facility

  • Implementation of a decontamination and remediation strategy for the site

  • Diversion of an existing surface water culvert to facilitate development

  • Construction of 128 apartments over 5 blocks and associated servicing, parking and landscaping work

  • Offsite s278 works
     

The site was bounded by roads on two sides, existing residential on another side and the railway line to the other. Quoinstone were involved with negotiations, seeking appropriate approvals from the multiple parties involved and ensuring that the contractor complied with those approvals.

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Challenges

There were a number of challenges that Quoinstone's expertise and hands-on approach helped overcome during the programme:
 

  • Challenging weather during the early stages of the project, when forming foundations and substructure, put pressure on the programme.

  • Quoinstone managed the phased handover of completed blocks whilst continuing infrastructure delivery and construction in other phases.

  • There were multiple party interests to maintain and serve throughout the programme. To avoid programme delay, Quoinstone acted as the main point of contact throughout the programme to help build relationships.

Results

Completed on time and to budget

Despite the challenges this development faced, the site was completed within the cost and programme parameters set by the client.

Building sold to Affordable Housing provider

Building fully forward sold to Affordable Housing provider during the project construction works