BIM: Adapt BIM documents to appeal to each party

BIM: Adapt BIM documents to appeal to each party

The documents required to run BIM are guidelines that need to be adapted for each project. The documents should be adapted for each discipline based on what each group wants to achieve, providing a roadmap of how BIM will be carried out. View the final lesson learned in our series of 50 BIM Lessons Learned from an Innovate UK...
Sacrewell Mill heritage project wins three RICS East of England Awards

Sacrewell Mill heritage project wins three RICS East of England Awards

18th century watermill wins Project of the Year at RICS East of England Awards A £1.8m restoration of a grade II* listed watermill which was project and cost managed by Clarkson Alliance has recently scooped three industry awards including overall Project of the Year.  The 18th century Heritage Lottery Funded project near Peterborough was recognised at Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East of England awards on 11th May. Sacrewell Mill near Wansford reopened last July after a 12-month project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the William Scott Abbott Trust, which owns Sacrewell Farm. The mill, which before the restoration was listed on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register, also won awards in Building Conservation and Tourism and Leisure, entering the project into the RICS Awards Grand Final in London in October, where it will compete with other regional winners, including Hampton Court Palace. Mill Project Officer Jane Harrison said: “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to have won Project of the Year. It’s a testament to how well we worked together as a design team. “It was lovely to bring something that had been classed as ‘at risk’ back into use.” Clarkson Alliance worked with architects Purcell and building contractor, Messenger Construction on the heritage project. Managing Director of Clarkson Alliance Graham Clarkson commented: “Since the initial stages of supporting William Scott Abbott Trust with two successful rounds of Heritage Lottery Fund grant funding, through to delivering the project on time and within budget, this has been a fascinating and rewarding journey for ourselves and the project team we managed. “We are thrilled the project has achieved all...
BIM: Use BIM for best logistical sequencing

BIM: Use BIM for best logistical sequencing

BIM can be used to plan logistics during the construction phase.  It is often easier to visualise tasks when they are in 3D compared to looking at 2D plans so the optimum arrangement of activities can be identified more easily. View the latest lesson learned from our BIM research project funded Innovate...
New memberships increase by 100% after Archway Leisure Centre refurbishment

New memberships increase by 100% after Archway Leisure Centre refurbishment

London Borough of Islington and leisure operator and charitable social enterprise GLL has relaunched Archway Leisure Centre in Islington after extensive refurbishment.  The community has convincingly approved of the new facilities with new memberships increasing by 100% within the first two months of opening Clarkson Alliance was selected to provide project management, cost management, design and principal designer services for the scheme. Clarkson Alliance works in partnership with charitable social enterprises and Local Authorities to deliver their leisure strategies through optimising facilities.  The strategies devised often include increased participation to engage the community in a healthy lifestyle. We work with our customers to provide certainty of outcome for their projects and secure the future of their leisure strategies. Read...