A 25 month project involving a £2 million budget to resurrect a complicated Tudor and Gothic building, dating back to 1133.
The dilapidated structure had been left derelict for 45 years. Funding was provided by an Enabling Project which was approved after 16 years of planning negotiations. A Section 106 Agreement provided the mechanism by which funds were released with the local County Council Authority.
See video of start point: March 2014
Before & After
ASKARI worked with the owner who was established as the Main Contractor in order to take the risk of controlling the works. Direct employment of individual supplier companies and tradesmen was arranged.
ASKARI took the responsibility for all tenders, co-ordinating the day-to-day activity on site, purchasing all materials via newly set up project trade accounts. In addition, the appropriate Building Regulation, Health and Safety, Scaffolding, Listed Building, English Heritage and Archaeological inspections and approvals were handled.
This approach allowed the project’s finite budget to be put to best use in restoring the actual fabric of the building. Where key, defined packages of work were identified, a competitive tender process was held with a short list of specialist sub-contractors.
Site Project Management to ensure efficient use of of Trades and supplies, handling all day-to-day questions and construction challenges as they became apparent during the 25 month build project.
Expedient decision-making with engaged consultants on an ‘as needed’ basis to provide the technical answers and direction when handling specific design issues.
All quotes, expenditure and material purchasing managed in order to ensure timely deliveries and maximum productivity of workmen on-site. Provided liaison and co-ordination between Trades and regular updates with client, including budget commitments..
- Successful saving of historic house
- 5,000 ft2 over 3 floors brought back from the brink of collapse to provide 5* residential accommodation
- Project completed within budget – £1,950,000
- Project completed on-time between March 2014 to May 2016
- Grade 1 building saved for the nation