Sacrewell Farm Heritage Project is Finalist in RICS Awards 2016 Grand Final

Sacrewell Farm Heritage Project is Finalist in RICS Awards 2016 Grand Final

A Mill House in the country’s top 8% of listed buildings, is a finalist in the national RICS Awards 2016 Grand Final at London Hilton on Friday 14th October. The £1.8million project at Sacrewell Farm in Peterborough, part of the William Scott Abbott Trust (WSAT), is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. WSAT selected Clarkson Alliance to lead the team and provide project and cost management after seeking to restore the 18th Century mill and return it to greater prominence at the Quality Assured visitor attraction. The project has already won Project of the Year, Conservation and the Tourism and Leisure categories at the RICS East of England Awards 2016 in May. Since reopening, the project has achieved its outcome of increasing visitors to the...
Clarkson Alliance wins Outstanding Customer Satisfaction award at Constructing Excellence London & South East Awards 2016

Clarkson Alliance wins Outstanding Customer Satisfaction award at Constructing Excellence London & South East Awards 2016

Clarkson Alliance is delighted to be awarded the Outstanding Customer Satisfaction award at this year’s Constructing Excellence London & South East Awards. The coveted award was presented last Thursday at the annual Gala awards dinner at Lancaster London. Over 560 construction industry professionals attended the awards ceremony which has quadrupled in size since 2011. The award was made based on our approach to providing outstanding customer service which entails Finding out what is really important to our clients Developing and agreeing clear objectives based on these findings Undertaking stage-end reviews with the project team to keep on track and draw out lessons learned and; Conducting six-monthly face-to-face reviews with each and every customer. “Clarkson Alliance made a positive decision to do something different to improve their customers’ experience” said Ian Bailey, Director of category sponsors Artelia UK.  “The judges were impressed by their strategic approach to drive a collaborative team to deliver outstanding customer satisfaction. They clearly demonstrated their use of feedback from face-to-face client reviews to drive continuous improvement.” Our performance review process began in 2011 and is continuously refined. Early on, Clarkson Alliance established that customers employ the services of an external Project Management consultancy to ensure their project is delivered on time, within budget and that the completed facility delivers the required outcomes. However as no one single individual is responsible for the success or failure of a project, contracting to ensure outcomes not wholly under your control is always a risk; a risk to customer expectation and a risk to future business. As delivering projects is a team pursuit, Clarkson Alliance developed a strategy for Project Management focused on making sure that...
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...