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Lambourn Road,

Oxford

When we were approached by Oxford City Homes to project manage a £5.8m development of 24 bungalows which had become structurally unsound we were able to bring our extensive knowledge and experience of working with NEC3.

The proposal was to build 38 new, mixed use dwellings to provide not only additional space, but also to adopt energy efficient technology advancements. The scope also included the associated external and highway works. In return, for affordable rental rates the residents would benefit from under floor heating, PV solar roof panels, increased insulation, water heated by air source heat pumps and utility levels monitoring.

The completed project meets the Building for Life standard and Lifetime Homes standard which means that very little adjustment is required as the needs of residents change, either through age or disability.

Oxford City Homes chose us because of our collaborative approach to risk management which meant we were able to provide clarity over contractual responsibilities. We also always analyse the business case in detail and seek to increase the return on the capital investment wherever possible and in this case, the project was delivered substantially below budget thanks to considerable procurement savings.

Services Provided

Clarkson Alliance provided project management and cost management services.

Value £5.58m

Client Oxford City Council

Contract NEC Option A

Lambourn Road is one of the much needed new housing developments in Oxford. Clarkson Alliance provided us with good advice and steerage whilst supporting us with project assurance for this scheme. Mike brought a lot of knowledge about contractors and also the market place. He provided us with a good second opinion and his knowledge of the NEC contract was particularly helpful. We are pleased that there were no additional costs to the project budget for Lambourn Road.

Bruce Thompson

Planned Operations Manager, Oxford City Council

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