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Keble College embarked on a project to redevelop its Acland Site on the Banbury Road providing 255 units of en-suite accommodation and some 2,100 m2 of research/office space, along with a café, lecture theatre, common rooms, seminar rooms and gym. The development is the equivalent of a new graduate college. Ian Bridge Consultancy were engaged to assist Keble College in the procurement of a project manager for the scheme.
The largest single college project undertaken in Oxford in the past forty years
A key selection criteria was to demonstrate a collaborative approach to the role with proper oversight and quality control, required by the Governing Body. During meetings with The Warden and Bursar we established a brief which was converted into a tender package for appropriately qualified, pre-selected candidates. Each candidate was asked to undertake a “health check” of the scheme and invited to formally present their findings and fee proposals at interview with The Warden, Bursar and ourselves. Our assistance to the College with their procurement of a project manager followed guidance prescribed by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Guidance Note: GN107/2013). The process panel enabled them to procure a suitably qualified project manager to sit between the College, the design consultants and the contractor with executive authority to instruct them.