Client: Metropolitan Housing Trust
Contract Value: £545,000
Services: Cost consultancy, preparing detailed specification of works, issue and analysis of tenders and full contract administration services.
The Chalkhill estate is a large development comprising mostly of low rise blocks of flats and some estate housing. Arun Associates were engaged to oversee works which entailed cyclical repairs and redecorations to both external and internal common part areas, asbestos removal, and fire upgrade works.
Arun Associates undertook a detailed survey of various buildings and prepared a specification of works. Areas of health and safety concern were identified by us such as the presence of asbestos materials to balcony ceilings and service cupboard panels. We also made the client aware of the lack of security and fire proofing within electric service cupboards.
We sought competitive tenders on behalf of our client recommending a contractor appointment. The works were monitored by Arun Associates at least twice a week and we attended weekly resident consultation meetings and monthly progress meetings, with minutes being circulated to the relevant parties.
One of the key project delivery strengths was our ability to assist Metropolitan with cost information pre and post completion of works, which enabled them to notify and quickly collect service charges from leaseholders.
Arun Associates are well experienced in preparing, planning and monitoring large projects ensuring that works are completed on time and within budget.