Graham Ellis Associates (GEA) were commissioned by The Sigma Trust on behalf of Monkwick Junior School for an urgent Fencing Upgrade Project.
An intrusive and comprehensive survey was carried out, to identify the areas of the fencing which were in need of urgent repair/replacement.
An intrusive survey was carried out, which indicated 644m of the fencing area needed to be upgraded to assist with Health and Safety at the School and needed an immediate replacement. An initial budget was set of £70,000.00 to include replacement fencing and safety gates.
Scope of Works
GEA were tasked with providing the most cost-effective solution to deal with the defective fencing and the problems encountered at the School.
The Protek 1000 ‘General Mesh’ system was adopted, which would increase the fencing height to 2.4m and 3.0m.
The works comprised the following:
- Removing the existing fencing..
- Installing the new Protek system.
- Removal of shrubs and bushes.
- Installing new Protek Automated Gate to the staff front car park.
- Installing new automated pedestrian gate to reception.
- New Paxman card readers and system linked to reception.
- Installing new double gate to staff read car park and single pedestrian gate.
Start Date: 2nd September 2019.
Project Duration: 24 Weeks
Completion: 3rd March 2020.
Project Value: £68,611.60
The Professional Team
GEA were appointed as Contract Administrators, Quantity Surveyors, Principal Designers and Project Managers for the Construction Phase.
Fees were charged at 10% of the Contract Value for Professional services, the cost of which were included in the funding application.
The services provided by GEA on this project were as follows:
- Surveying the existing fencing and gates.
- Preparation of Specification, Description of Materials and Workmanship.
- Agreeing fencing specification with Client.
- Advice on Procurement and Contractor Selection.
- Analysing Tenders returned, preparing Tender Report with recommendations.
- Monitoring Contractor’s Progress on site.
- Cost control – Interim Valuation payments and Financial Statements.
- Monitoring Health & Safety on site.
The End Result
The project was completed to an excellent standard of workmanship. The project was completed within the specified contract sum, with the School being kept fully informed with monthly financial reports during the construction phase, as to the anticipated final cost.