Arcus were appointed as project managers for the construction of the health and wellbeing centre in Little Hulton. The scheme required the coordination, monitoring and reviewing of design team information including the management of stakeholder approvals. The presence of several client/end user stakeholders required a high degree of client management to ensure approvals were obtained at key milestones.
Due to the procurement route of Design and Build, over 50 design items required consultation with various stakeholders over a short space of time including 4 GP practices, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, IT and infection control. This was a carefully managed process and items were prioritised at monthly meetings to ensure there was no delay to the contractors lead-in times for various packages of work.
During a critical stage of the project, the contractor reported that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the window manufacturer would only prioritise essential projects. This led to Arcus promptly obtaining essential project letters from the NHS and issuing them to the contractor to prevent delays associated with ensuring the building was watertight. The project si due to be completed in 2021.