Rame Consulting Limited is currently appointed to act as Project Manager for the development of Brandauer Student Village located in Birmingham. The scheme will be built on what was formerly the old Brandauer Works factory – a Grade II listed pen factory that has been derelict since 2000. The scheme aims to be opened for the start of the 2022 academic year.
The scheme provides 335 units comprising 180 studio apartments and 156 bedroom clusters.
The scheme also benefits from many high quality amenity spaces, including a dining area and party room, a cinema space, a gym, and study rooms.
Students can also benefit from outdoor spaces such as a central courtyard and a mix of green space and external dining.
Rame led the technical team through pre purchase due diligence which resulted in proposed amendments to the original permitted scheme. The procurement system selected recognises the challenges of working with a heritage asset as well as the delivery of new sections of the development within reasonably constrained site.
Rame Consulting were appointed by McLaren Property as Project Manager for the development of this new Student Accommodation building in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.
This scheme was located on the site of a 1970’s office building and an Edwardian public house. The key to success was the early demolition of existing structures and the removal of ground obstructions prior to the appointment of the main contractor.
The development was comprised of cluster apartments. The development also incorporated a significant level of amenity space, including meeting spaces, film viewing areas and a gym.
Rame Consulting Limited was appointed by Reining Limited to act as Project Manager for the development of Paul Street East Student Accommodation. The client entity was a joint venture between McLaren Properties and Apache Capital Partners. The Rame role included the review of existing site reports and the identification of additional site investigations needed to complete pre purchase technical Due Diligence. The role then extended into the management of the appointment of the design team, the discharge of pre commencement planning conditions, the amendment of the planning permission to meet the needs of the developed design, the development of tender stage information, procurement of the works through a Design and Build Contract, and acting as client project manager throughout the delivery process. The key to success was the need to manage a large number of third party issues with the site; including 44 party wall awards, obtaining scaffold and oversailing licenses, and the relocation of a network substation on site during construction whilst maintaining 100% capacity into the local High Voltage (HV) network.
Sustainability features include PV and Gas fired CHP.
The success of the scheme was dependent upon the careful management of a number of third party issues including the removal and replacement of a network substation, a large number of party wall awards, scaffold licenses and oversailing agreements.