Background

 

Delivery of a residential led mixed-use scheme including a 6,500 ft² library.

Initially owned by the London Borough of Dagenham, this mixed-use site was developed to provide the borough with a brand new residential development, consisting of 82 affordable, shared ownership and private residential units. The residential scheme, which was transferred to Southern Housing Group via Bouygues Developments, sits adjacent to new civic and commercial facilities.

Our Role

Stace worked with the architects to successfully secure planning permission for the Centre, before being appointed as both Cost Managers and Planning Supervisors for the construction of the new mixed use development which included a 5 storey library (6,500ft²), service desk and one stop shop for Barking and Dagenham.

Stace worked directly as Project Managers and Cost Consultants for Barking and Dagenham Council to procure the fitting out of the library facility. This facilitated an early access for the fitting out works and allowed the library to open at the same time as the PC of the residential works above.

Our Impact

The anticipated level of project funding was limited and involved input from two joint venture partners. Stace helped the Local Authority to review the overall budget strategy, showing clear benchmarks cross referenced with similar buildings, to confirm that value for money was being achieved.

The project was completed on time and within budget and the new development has been designed and constructed with a sustainability led focus to achieve: affordable unites that comply with Design and Quality Standards 2007 which require units to achieve full points for Security from Category 8 of the Code of Sustainable Homes, Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 and Lifetime Homes standards.