Client: Wilmott Dixon
Customer: Liverpool John Moores University
Service: Mechanical and Electrical
Project value: £6.5m
Project completion: May 2021 (Est)
Kimpton were awarded this project following an in-depth competitive tendering process undertaken by the main site contractor, Willmott Dixon. Following the award of the contract, a 12-month pre-construction exercise was also completed. The estimated final value of the project to Kimpton is approximately £6.5m, demonstrating our capacity to deliver large scale projects in both mechanical and electrical work.
The project involved the completion of full mechanical and electrical works throughout the buildings. On-site operations began, following a design process in conjunction with Willmott Dixon’s own team.
There are several sections to the contract, including refurbishment to both occupied and unoccupied buildings, along with the construction of a new build extension to one of the buildings within the site boundaries. Kimpton were responsible for all aspects of the M&E works although there were partnerships with subcontractors for specialised operations in both ducting and electrical.
One of Kimpton’s most experienced contract managers, Paul Cooper, has been in charge of the project on-site, since the award was made, and has ensured that the whole M&E provision has progressed to schedule, despite the challenges that operating a site throughout the COVID crisis has brought.
Paul has been supported by an Electrical Project Manager and three SSSTS Supervisors ensuring that day-to-day operations went according to plan. All five of the above were based on-site within the Willmott Dixon offices, which facilitates easier communication between teams. Daily operational updates were held to discuss the previous day’s activities and schedule work for upcoming days.
With our team on site reaching a peak of 70 engineers (including subcontractor staff) during the project, weekly site meetings also provided higher-level input into overall planning and scheduling.
Two of our subcontractors are based in Liverpool and one based in Queensferry but employing local staff for the electrical works, contributing to the social value being driven via the contract. In terms of the supply chain, we also drove local spend through the use of Liverpool depots for materials, principally on the mechanical works side to ensure mileage is minimised.