Buchanan Centre

  • Client: North Lanarkshire Council
  • Role: Project Manager / Quantity Surveying / CDM Co-ordinator
  • Value: £16.2 million
  • Programme: 91 weeks
  • Procurement: Scottish Building Contract With Contractors Design May 1999 Edition (2004 Revision)
  • Location: Coatbridge, Scotland

Project Description

Design and Construction of a new build four storey mixed-use facility including demolition of existing structures on site. The mixed-use healthcare and public services facility comprised public library, “First Stop Shop” for NLC council services, dentist training facility & dental practices, GP practices and a specialist mental health facility.

Our Role / Scope

Project Management, Cost Management and CDM Co-ordinator role.

In order to maintain relationships with surrounding businesses it was necessary for Doig+Smith to vary their management approach to micro-manage some aspects of the projects. A hands-on approach was taken to manage part of the enabling works which effected surrounding business.

Technical Capacity

The team comprise of the following:

  • Project Management Director;
  • Lead Quantity Surveyor
  • CDM – Co-ordinator

Benefits To Client

  • Experience working in town centre locations: Proximity of surrounding buildings and town centre location placed constraints on the design and construction of the building and the specification of the materials. Restricted site in town centre location.
  • Stakeholder involvement included: Employer, Joint Venture Partner, 3 Council End User Departments, 6 NHS End User Departments.
  • Change control: Strict change control procedures were required to manage the aspirations, requirements and desires of the various stakeholders. At the outset of the contract, limited investigation works were possible for a number of reasons, issues encountered included, contaminations, asbestos, unrecorded services, structure retention and underpinning.