Project management of repairs to fire damaged garage

Client Name: Jaguar and Aston Martin

Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Services: Project Management, Reinstatement and Repair Works, Health and Safety, Contract Administration


The Brief

Following a fire at the Jaguar and Aston Martin garage in Welwyn Garden City Brasier Freeth was appointed to project manage the reinstatement and repair works of the garage..

The Project

The Brasier Freeth Project Management team negotiated a tender with the main contractor due to tight timeframes. The Landlord’s and Tenant’s insurers both instructed their own independent loss adjustors. Prior to the fire damage, the property contained an asbestos cement roof which was replaced during the repairs along with all vertical cladding to elevations and the mechanical and electrical installations. The contract value of the repair and reinstatement works was £500,000.  From undertaking an initial survey of the fire damaged property, Brasier Freeth developed a full design Specification with the assistance of a Structural Engineer and M&E Consultant before tendering and negotiating this with the main contractor. Brasier Freeth also undertook the role of Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015 assisting with Health and Safety of the works during the design, pre-construction phase, submitting the F10 notification and monitoring the works through to completion where we assisted with the development of the Health and Safety File. During the works Brasier Freeth provided contract administration services chairing weekly progress meetings with the main contractor, client representatives and the design team. We were responsible for issuing all instructions and certificates etc. required in accordance with the Building Contract and administered the project through to completion.

The Result

The overall programme lasted for 12 weeks. Despite the repairs, the showrooms remained trading throughout the full duration of the works. Our team successfully designed, procured and administered works in a timely manner to ensure the tenant could start trading again from the workshop, but more importantly ensuring the works were undertaken to a satisfactory standard in accordance with current Building and Health and Safety Regulations.