Pinnacle London

  • Client: Brookfield Multiplex
  • Role: Cost Management
  • Value: £500 million
  • Programme: 2008 - 2011
  • Procurement: Bespoke, along the lines of NEC3
  • Location: London , England

Project Description

The project comprises a 287.9 metre tall tower in the City of London. Located in Bishopsgate, the building, previously known as Bishopsgate Tower, is named the Pinnacle by the developers and the Helter Skelter by everyone else due to it’s distinctive spiralling design. The skyscraper has 3 full and a further part-sub basements and rises 60 floors above ground providing 80,420m² of retail and office space and a restaurant 220m above street level.

The building is on a very tight city centre site with difficult access (busy traffic and pedestrian thoroughfares) with limited storage space on site for delivered materials and components.

Our Role / Scope

Preparation of Bills of Quantities for all works packages to allow Brookfield Multiplex to tender the project. The level of Billing required packages to be prepared “beyond” the requirements of SMM7, introducing all Main Contractor requirements including sub-contractor preliminaries, temporary works, measurement of all labours, etc.

...previously known as Bishopsgate Tower, is named the Pinnacle by the developers and the Helter Skelter by everyone else due to it’s distinctive spiralling design

Technical Capacity

The team comprise of the following:

  • Director;
  • Lead Quantity Surveyor

Benefits To Client

  • Tight city centre site: As the project is within a very restrictive site within central London, the working methods employed required to take account of this. Access was difficult and site space was at a premium requiring “just in time” deliveries to the site, careful planning of on-site storage, and efficient site management and operations. We were able to bring our knowledge of working in similar situations to ensure adequate allowances were made within the Bills to ensure that when tenders were returned they were fulsome and robust
  • Cost and Design Management: During the Billing of the Work Packages we were given the opportunity to challenge the design detailing, and the extent and method of carrying out the works. Our proactive approach ensured the Client achieved best value.