The process may start with appraisal of the various site options, including refurbishment of existing premises if the client decides to stay in situ. IPM can participate in a due diligence review of the premises and contribute positively to the lease negotiations. IPM can prepare the client’s brief and recommend the competitive appointment of the professional team which best suit the project’s objectives. A procurement strategy giving various options is prepared at an early stage, together with a programme and outline cost plan.Once the design team has been appointed, we will manage the design process to produce a coordinated design solution which meets the client’s expectation and budget.Tender documents will be prepared together with a pre-tender estimate, and competitive tenders obtained from suitably experienced contractors. We use a structured scoring system and interviews to select the appropriate contractors for the project. We manage and coordinate the construction process to ensure that the works are completed to the highest quality, including the integration of client direct items.We will assist with the procurement of client direct items such as the IT infrastructure and furniture. A detailed overall cost plan and programme will be prepared and regular reporting undertaken against the budget and key milestones. Any risks will be identified and managed, and a strict change control process will be implemented. As the project progresses we will assist with internal and external communication. We will also plan the physical move or office refurbishment in detail, liaising with and coordinating internal and external resources.
IPM have an excellent track record in managing fit-out and refurbishment projects, whether large or small. All our projects have been completed in accordance with client’s brief, on schedule, and on or under budget. We are currently managing the chiller replacement and new VRV instalment in the 1st floor offices of the John le Fondré Departure Hall. To enable the works to take place efficiently, this involves the phased decanting of the Airport management team into alternative locations for the duration of the works. This has required detailed pre-planning and agreement with the Port Executive Team.
For more information or an informal meeting, please do not hesitate to contact our Director, David Mason, who will be happy to provide an honest, no-obligation appraisal of your future premises requirements.
At Independent Project Management (IPM), we offer public and private sector clients, honest, detailed and personal attention for a range of infrastructure and property projects. We have a wealth of experience and a proven track record in delivering projects within budget and on schedule.Fit-out might include moving your commercial organisation into a new building, or it may be a matter of refurbishing your existing premises.IPM involvement can start at any stage, but involvement earlier in the process enables us to offer the best chance of positively managing and achieving the client’s desired outcome.