Whitefriars office building refurbishment project - Bristol
2018 - 2019
Survey & Report Specification & Tender Contract Management Project management during the Execution of Works. Acting as CDM Principal Designer for the client throughout the project
Lift Upgrade - Full replacement of all 7 lifts
Whitefriars is situated in the heart of Bristol City Centre, this landmark building was built in in the mid 70s and has recently undergone major internal refurbishment to create modern contemporary office space. Upgrade of the lift systems is the next chapter in the success story.
TUV SUD Dunbar Boardman have collaborated with the Berkley Estates team in the delivery of this exiting project. Our phased approach means that control is never lost, ensuring the right decisions are made at each milestone. Major lift refurbishment or replacement in a fully occupied high-rise building is always going to be challenging. Our experience and ability with this type of project helps guide our clients through the process.
Phase 1 Survey & Report We visited site and carry out a detailed survey of the existing lift equipment and site conditions, followed by a detailed technical report including comment on the condition of existing equipment and compliance with modern standards. Options were given for the future life cycle of the lifts including modernisation, budget costs and programmes.
Phase 2 Specification & Tender We work hard with the client Team to agree the most suitable design and options to establish the final scheme. We have carried out Traffic analysis to ascertain the optimum configuration of the lift systems to suit the current and future building population including size of lift, contract speed and control system used. The technical design specification for the project was submit for competitive tender to the market. Followed a full analysis of the returns and detailed discussions with the contractors the best solution was found.
Next Phase underway
Phase 3 Execution of Works We take care of the appointment of the selected lift contractor and prepare contract documentation. Throughout the project we manage all contractual elements including financial applications and certification.
We liaise with the client team and contractor to approve drawings, finishes and design information during the procurement period. Provide project management during the crucial installation works. Finally, at the end of the installation we carry out a full witness test and quality appraisal on completion of each lift.
There is continued monitoring of the performance of the lifts during the 12 months defects liability period to ensure the new equipment carries on delivering first class service.