LOCATION:

Strood Retail Park, Kent

VALUE/SIZE:

60,000 sq.ft / £6m

OUR ROLE:

Project Management, Employer's Agent, Principal Designer. A new build multi-use, development, constructed on the site of a former B&Q store. "Powell Williams has looked after this project for us from the start and we're extremely pleased with the professional way the team responded throughout, particularly to the challenges of amending designs during the project in order to meet new tenants' requirements. We can't fault the team's commitment to delivering our business plan ..." Paul Hillier, Ropemaker Properties Ltd

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Birmingham
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Chester
White Lion Walk
Guildford
Zara
Chester
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60-62 Northumberland Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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Manchester
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LOCATION:

Strood Retail Park, Kent

VALUE/SIZE:

60,000 sq.ft / £6m

ROLE:

Project Management, Employer's Agent, Principal Designer. A new build multi-use, development, constructed on the site of a former B&Q store. "Powell Williams has looked after this project for us from the start and we're extremely pleased with the professional way the team responded throughout, particularly to the challenges of amending designs during the project in order to meet new tenants' requirements. We can't fault the team's commitment to delivering our business plan ..." Paul Hillier, Ropemaker Properties Ltd

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LOCATION:

Xscape, Colorado Way, Castleford, West Yorkshire & 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, Bucks

VALUE/SIZE:

84,617 sq m (910,000 sq ft) in total

ROLE:

Leisure portfolio Acquisition Survey - a unique retail & leisure development which includes large indoor ski slopes, restaurants, bars and retail units.  We lead a team of consultants during the inspection and preparation of pre-acquisition reports.  On our recommendation, the sale and purchase agreement included the rectification of base build defects.  We monitored the works to successful conclusion consulting with the original design team.

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Xscape

LOCATION:

Astle Retail Park, West Bromwich, Midlands

VALUE/SIZE:

17,650 sq m (190,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey & Contract Administration - a mixed use retail park comprising of several retail units with high street frontage.   Following site inspection, we prepared our report in connection with the due diligence/acquisition process. As a result of our recommendations, the sale and purchase agreement included rectification of base build defects and allowed for representation during the end of defects process.

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Astle

LOCATION:

Idlewells Shopping Centre, Low Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

VALUE/SIZE:

13,005 sq m (140,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey & Contract Administration - Acting as lead Building Consultant we surveyed and reported on this shopping centre which was last refurbished in the late 1990's.  We subsequently specified and implemented a branding refurbishment of the malls, replaced defective mall roof glazing and refurbished the 260 space multi-storey car park to "Park Mark" standard.

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Idlewells

LOCATION:

Ocean Plaza, Marine Drive, Southport

VALUE/SIZE:

21,000 sq m (226,035 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey & Contract Administration - Standard Life looked to buy the long leasehold interest for this development comprising of a retail park, bowling alley, cinema, health club and restaurants.  Initially we undertook a survey to advise during the due diligence process for acquisition of the site.  We subsequently acted as landlord's agent in implementing enabling works, and assessing tenant's fitouts of vacant units.

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Ocean Plaza

LOCATION:

Princess Alice Retail Park, Princess Alice Drive, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

VALUE/SIZE:

10,000 sq m (107,732 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey & Dilapidations - We were appointed by Standard Life during the purchase of this out of town retail park with separate health club.  Post purchase, we advised the landlord during the preparation and negotiation of dilapidations, and also prepared the Insurance Fire Re-instatement Cost Assessment (FRCA) for the site.

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Princess Alice Park

LOCATION:

Star City, Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, West Midlands

VALUE/SIZE:

37,157 sq m (400,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey -  a mixed use leisure complex includes cinemas, bowling alley, casino and restaurants.  As technical auditor, we co-ordinated the professional team to review the vendor's reports.  Within our own report, we summarised key findings, budget costings and commented on the terms of appointment for the vendor's team of consultants.  We subsequently made a presentation to the client and their advisors to discuss the implications of our findings.

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Star City

LOCATION:

Tessuiti, 14-20 Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire

VALUE/SIZE:

1,857 sq m (20,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Landlord's Retail Reconfiguration - We lead the team during the inspection and preparation of pre-acquisition reports for the purchaser.  Our client looked to acquire the premises under a sale and leaseback arrangement.  We subsequently received instruction to reconfigure the internal retail & office accommodation under an Agreement to Lease.   At street level, the retail unit was split into three and the office accommodation above converted to create further retail space with the installation of escalators and lifts.

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Tessuti

LOCATION:

White Lion Walk, Guildford, Surrey

VALUE/SIZE:

12,076 sq m (130,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Planned Maintenance Programme - We have been involved with the development of this shopping centre for a number of years. Acting as lead consultant, we implemented routine repairs to glazed atriums, replaced automatic mall entrances doors, and administered general planned maintenance and repairs.

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White Lion Walk

LOCATION:

9-13 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire

VALUE/SIZE:

1,857 Sq m (20,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Retail Reconfiguration - A Grade II listed building, dating from the Victorian period.  We were appointed by the landlord to prepare and negotiate dilapidations on the outgoing tenant at lease end.  We subsequently acted as lead consultant in the reconfiguration of the internal layouts for the incoming tenant Zara.

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Zara

LOCATION:

Blackburn Shopping Centre, Church Street, Blackburn, Lancashire

VALUE/SIZE:

55,736 sq m (600,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey & Planned Maintenance - This Shopping Centre comprised of 2 multi-storey car parks, 5 department stores and over 100 retail units.  We advised the client during the due diligence process and prepared fire reinstatement cost assessment for the development.   Post completion, we prepared a planned preventative maintenance programme for the development, co-ordinating M&E and structural engineers.

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Blackburn

LOCATION:

60-62 Northumberland Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 7DF

VALUE/SIZE:

3,076 sq m (33,110 sq ft)

ROLE:

Landlord's Retail Reconfiguration - We provided feasibility and budget costings for reconfiguration proposals and assisted in agreement for lease negotiations with the tenant.  As lead consultant we acted as principle designers, cost & planning consultants and project managers for the pre-contract design and procurement.  We administered the building contract and agreed completion of the works. On completion we also reviewed and approved tenants fit out.

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60-62 Northumberland Street

LOCATION:

Cheetham Hill, Manchester

VALUE/SIZE:

5,953 sq m (64,000 sq ft) value £1,000,000 ex VAT

ROLE:

We acted as lead consultant for the design and procurement of the alteration works to subdivide a former Woolworths store into 3 individual units for in-coming tenants, including assisting in agreement for lease negotiations.

The project included strip out and rationalisation of existing services, new jumbo stud division walls, removal of existing entrances and formation of new retail entrances, provision of new mains services, and improved service access. We facilitated completion of the new units on programme and under budget.

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Cheetham Hill, Manchester

LOCATION:

Nationwide

VALUE/SIZE:

15 stores

ROLE:

Planned preventative maintenance and dilapidations 


Prepared summary reports in the form of Planned Preventative Maintenance identifying key repairs under the terms of existing leases in order that the charity could establish financial liabilities.

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Help the aged

LOCATION:

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa, Cheshire

VALUE/SIZE:

£1.2m Contract value / 52 bedrooms and leisure spa

ROLE:

Lead consultant in the repair and upgrading / refurbishment of this prestigious Grade ii listed hotel and leisure spa.

Following detailed surveys to assess the condition of the buildings fabric and structure, we devised and oversaw the repair and refurbishment of the entire hotel on a rolling program over 18 weeks. The internal refurbishment involved upgrading of bathrooms and bedrooms whilst the hotel continued to trade.

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Crabwall Manor, Chester