The Landlord for this project had a fairly open brief from the outset and the works were procured on an open book basis due to the need to get the premises ready for occupation with all haste. Sandycroft received a fixed uplift on costs to cover profit and overheads and provided cost projections at all stages of the project. The works comprised alterations and improvements to three business units in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent to create small modern premises suitable for the tenant, Protyre Motorsport, who are a leading supplier of performance car and motorsport tyres. The existing units were very tired and largely dilapidated and required recladding, new welfare facilities, carparking, fencing, gates etc.
Design and Construction Challenges
- Open brief with scope of works changing constantly throughout the programme.
- Asbestos contamination
- Working alongside tenants’ sub-contractors
The project was ultimately completed in time for Protyre to take occupation in accordance with their programme. The premises have been improved considerably and the work to deliver the finished units represents real value for money vindicating the negotiated open book procurement route in terms of both value for money and deliverability.