Eglinton Medical Centre

  • Client: Medical Centres Scotland
  • Role: Cost Consultancy / Employer’s Agent / CDM
  • Value: £1.36 million
  • Programme: March 2014 to November 2015
  • Procurement: Design & Build
  • Location: Irvine, Scotland

Project Description

The proposed works comprised of the construction of a new one storey medical centre facility which had to comply with HAI-SCRIBE requirements and associated site works, including the provision of car parking and bicycle storage.

Our Role / Scope

This £1.36m project reached a successful conclusion in November 2015.
Doig+Smith were appointed to provide full cost consultancy, Employer’s Agent and CDM services. We worked collaboratively with the Design Team and Contractor through costing stages to reach a negotiated Contract Sum. Analysis of key elements and their cost impact on the overall budget was consistently reviewed to ensure the Client received value for money during the negotiation period.

Throughout the construction period, Doig+Smith issued Instructions for variations to the contracted works and provided full cost consultancy services including the processing of Valuations, submitting monthly Cost Reports to the Client and agreeing a Final Account figure. The CDM role required regular visits to site to ensure they construction works were compliant and regular reports were submitted to the Employer’s Agent.

Technical Capacity

The team comprise of the following:

  • Lead Quantity Surveyor / Employer’s Agent
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • CDM Co-ordinator

Benefits To Client

  • Close consultation between the Design Team and Contractor from the early stages of the project allowed for a collaborative approach to ensure the proposed works aligned with the Project Budget whilst optimising the functionality of the building for the Client.
  • Extensive value engineering and analysis of certain aspects of the design was conducted to ensure the brief, budget and most efficient construction programme was achieved and did not compromise the design.
  • Clear definition of the scope of works from the outset of a project is key in ensuring the entire project team is aware of the end goal and what actions each team member must complete to achieve the desired outcome.
  • The collaborative approach adopted on this project mitigated the effects of scope change, however it is essential to be clearly defined at an early stage to avoid abortive work.