01 October 2010

Project STAR, Cobham



Project summary
 

  • Region: Dorset
  • Value: £10,900,000
  • Contract terms: ECC Option C
  • Contract length: 61 weeks
  • Procurement: Design + Build
  • Completed: October 2010
  • Awards: Midas Project Operations Manager nominated and highly commended for CIoB (Chartered Institute of Building) PM of the Year
  • Customer Satisfaction: 93%
  • Site features and challenges: Service diversions, high level of design involvement
  • Community: The M+E contractor on the project employed two work experience students from a local college

As main contractor Midas assisted the client with assessing four potential re-development options, considering design, programme and cost. The project, agreed by the Cobham board, comprised the construction of a bespoke fuel pod test rig, fuel farm facilities and a 4,000m² office block (UK Headquarters), plus the renovation of a factory to provide 3,635m² of production and office facilities. The refurbishment works comprised the demolition of a first floor office, creating an area of the factory at the full building height. All M+E services were replaced. The completed facilities are served by new / adapted car parking and covered cycle stands, and surrounded by landscaped areas. Several project elements were handed over early to facilitate the client’s occupation of the buildings. A project partnering charter was signed by Midas and the client.

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