management and QS services
Cost managing an initial £1.2bn budget reducing through value engineering to circa £565m
In 2012 until 2014 Linked Commercial Services (LCS) managed the Engineering Asset Replacement budget at Heathrow Airport (HAL) on behalf of our client EC Harris (ECH.) The initial budget of £1.2bn was reduced due to CAA and airline pressure and savings of £435M were realised to achieve a mutually agreed budget circa £595m.
HAL has a large, complex and ageing asset base. Many assets are approaching or beyond their design life, which could potentially lead to unsatisfactory performance, risk of failure and or non-compliance. The root cause of these changes included:
To avoid a detrimental impact on overall passenger experience, airline operation and ability to operate the airport effectively and safely, HAL employed EC Harris who in turn LCS were able to assist in the development of the portfolio management.
LCS worked closely with portfolio managers, development managers and maintenance engineers on the ground. The objective was to achieve a satisfactory outcome for all parties based on the required business plan.
LCS had responsibility for the following areas and systems:
Developing a multi-million pound mixed commercial use project from conception to conclusion
LCS has a wide and diverse background, with experience managing a variety of construction projects from pre-contract preliminary stages through to completion.
An example of this is New Street Square in London, a mixed-use commercial development that our individual experiences have been involved in the MEP management. The development includes offices, retail and restaurant units, and ground-level routes; including a public square, admin office and attractive retail and leisure facilities.
This project was a multi-million pound Land Securities development that took a number of years to develop from conception to conclusion. In total it consists of a 22,000 sq. ft. retail area, 671,000 sq. ft. office area and a further 200 sq. ft. of additional space, totalling 693,200 sq. ft.
If you’re undertaking a similar development, why not contact us to manage the MEP part of your project through from conception to completion, on time and on budget.
Project managing a co-location fit out for a major data centre
LCS were engaged to project manage and fit out co-location areas at a major data centre. This 50,000m² data centre (90Mw) is carrier neutral. Allowing clients to connect to providers of their own choice, as well as various Internet exchanges and Tier 1 Carriers who provide direct access to the global IP backbone.
Main features included a structural steel frame, concrete floors (with a typical floor loading of 10kN/m²) and metal-faced cladding and glazing.
Redundant power had to be achieved at a minimum N+N redundancy supply and an impressive mains load capability of 36MVA at 50kV.
Cooling requirements were at a minimum N+1 redundancy on chilled water-cooling to meet industry-accepted standards and keep within energy efficient parameters.
In addition to all the usual protection that a world-class data centre provides.
LCS personnel were able to provide valuable cost control and contractor management to our client, who up until the point we were engaged were handing out purchase orders for work with no defined scope and/or schedule, and were being taken advantage of by contractors.
We were able to independently gain the trust of both client and contractors, ensuring we could mediate situations to an amicable conclusion, completing works efficiently. The client still implements our processes to this date.