Project Details

Baily Garner are appointed as project managers and Quantity Surveyors to deliver the scheme from RIBA stage 1 through to completion at RIBA Stage 6. Baily Garner are also separately appointed at Clerk of Works to oversee the quality of the delivery of the project. As such we are responsible for the following activities:

– Coordinating the FRAEW (as carried out by Hydrock)

– Coordinating the design phase, production of Specification/ER’s and Planning application (as carried out by DMWR Architects)

– Managing the Tender Process

– Submitting fully costed scope of works to the BSF

– Issuing Contract documents and managing the works under such documentation

KEW phase 1 and phase 2 have been identified as having combustible materials within the external wall build up. As such KEW RTM Ltd lodged an application with the Building Safety Fund to remedy the external facade.

KEW is a mixed use development containing approximately 243 apartments over a range of storeys located in Birmingham City Centre. The development is located on the canal waterfront with only 3 elevations across the 2 phases being accessible by road.

The building is eligible for the Building Safety Fund due to being over 18m and having the following combustible materials:

– Timber cladding

– Spandrel panels

– PIR insulation (Likely to be class E)

This project is working solely with the Building Safety Fund. The client found themselves in the unusual position of being able to choose between the Consolidated Advice Note (CAN) route or the PAS FRAEW Route. Baily Garner were responsible for coordinating the other consultants to ensure that the client received the best advice on which route to take – identify pro’s and cons of each.

Timescales are a particular challenge on Building Safety Fund projects due to the urgency to remedy the works. This project requires the engagement with the Canal and River Trust due to the proximity of the canal. We are required to ensure that any works undertaken do not pollute the water ways.

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