Completion on 68 King William Street

Looking over Monument station on the junction of King William Street, Cannon Street and East Cheap sits our recently completed project 68 King William Street. This mixed-use, landmark project now boasts idyllic views of the London Skyline, a new destination venue for London locals and visitors. The site was acquired by Black Mountain Partners and Ares Management Corporation in 2019 as a joint venture to revitalise this local landmark. Total Project Integration were appointed as Project Managers and Employer’s Agents on the redevelopment of this iconic building.

The video, created by Black Mountain, highlights the wonderful features of the building, however, in this article we will dive in deeper into the expanse of work and our involvement as TPI.

The building was formally home to House of Fraser before its closure in 2019. As part of the change of use application, Total Project Integration assisted the clients with obtaining the required S108 Licenses for a direct entrance from the subway to a new Gym facility on the lower ground, as well as the relevant licenses for an access door.

The retained façade has been delicately restored and maintained which opens on to a modern, refurbished reception area. An additional West and East entrances were created. Internally, the existing lift core was demolished and infilled; a new firefighting lift was also installed from basement to level 9 to provide access to the new users of the roof top bar.

The lower ground will be fitout with a top-quality gym, open to the public and the occupiers of offices on floors 1-8 of the building. The ground floor will be converted into a restaurant by a prestigious restaurant operator responsible for various fine dining spots around London. On the top floor, the plant has been relocated and 2465 square foot has been cleared to make way for a mezzanine bar overlooking the city’s skyline.

Sandwiched between these hospitality and leisure features are 8 floors of modern office space. All floors but the second have been finished as CAT A fitout with a stunning Atrium sweeping through floors 5-7. The 2nd floor had been refurbished to CAT B fit out and is acting as a show office to display the potential of each floor to prospective tenants. All communal areas have been fit out with high-quality facilities and sleek interior finishes.

Previously known as “the gateway to the city” in London, the revitalised, mixed-use building has now reclaimed its position as a hub for workers and tourists alike.

68 King William Street is a shining example of the mixed-use schemes Total Project Integration are involved in. From the high-end restaurant to the 8 floors of office space each aspect of this monumental, historic building was handled and managed with precision by the team. Despite the difficulties placed on the project by COVID-19 and other programme constraints due to a narrow access road in Central London, 68 King William Street was completed with minimal delay. We are pleased with the project’s completion and its new position as a high-end hub for London life.

Flying over Bizspace Ashford

Here at Total Project Integration, we are delighted to share the walkthrough of our recently completed project BizSpace Ashford. Using high-tech drone recording, we have been able to capture the team’s work on this new build enterprise centre, for our long-standing client ‘BizSpace’. Appointed in 2017, our team acted as Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Employer’s Agent and Principal Designers on this project.

We oversaw the construction and fit-out of the 3-storey Enterprise Centre in the heart of Kent. Along with a vibrant interior design package, which was produced by an external company, the project also included associated external works, specifically a new access road to the building and associated landscaping. The terrain presented its own set of challenges with extremely poor ground conditions which complicated the excavation of the new access road. Excess water resulted in heavily saturated ground which prompted an extensive redesign of the road and overall car park. We ensured this was done efficiently and ran parallel with on-site works, together with a temporary trackway solution which aided works to continue.

Another issue of note that we overcame was a delay in the Utility connection. This involved extensive liaison from our team to obtain the utility and approvals for external utility connections. An easement process was also required for the approval of the gas connection. Managing this project through National Lockdown in March 2020 and implementing revised site Covid working operations was a new challenging task for everyone involved but was executed efficiently by the whole team.

Despite the challenges faced, this new Enterprise Centre has been completed and shall assist with SME’s ability to obtain short term tenancy agreements for flexible working space. This landmark office building shall be a huge advantage to the industry during this post-COVID, hybrid-working world. We are glad to celebrate another successful project to add to our framework with BizSpace and look forward to future projects together in the pipeline.

Completion on Acacia Hall

Acacia Hall has been one of the most widespread infrastructure projects we have worked on to date, and we are glad to finally celebrate its completion. We were first appointed as Project Manager and Cost Consultants in October 2018 by Dartford Borough Council to assist with the project which had stalled during post tender negotiations. Over the past two years the scope of work has incapsulated many different aspects including demolition and refurbishment works for standalone buildings, highway modifications, re-lining the River Darent, construction and refurbishment of various car park areas, decorative gate installation and bridge refurbishment and new bridge construction. Despite the limitations of Covid and the breadth of work, our team used our expert knowledge and experience to skilfully bring this project to completion.

The Acacia Hall site began as a historic car park, surrounded by existing buildings, and located near a Grade II listed building (Mansion House). The beautiful River Darent also sweeps through the site, which presented further challenges when considering the ecological strategic implications. Taking over a project that is already in motion is difficult, however, following the dispensing of the existing consultants we swiftly managed the execution of the contract via a Deed of Variation and enabling works commenced in January 2019.

Works began with the demolition of several buildings surrounding the site, located in a publicly accessible area, and the refurbishment of two existing buildings inclusive of internal works and a creation of a new pond. The carpark was a mixture of resurfacing and new construction, but all were adapted for heavy HGV vehicles which totalled circa 350nr car parking space within the site. 2nr existing vehicle bridges and an existing pedestrian bridge were refurbished, together with a new build pedestrian bridge as part of the overall works, whilst always maintaining public access through construction posed various phasing challenges.

The two biggest challenges we faced were working alongside the River Darent and the highway which ran parallel to the site. The River Darent refurbishment works design commenced many years prior to the contract works. The brief was to ensure that the small section of the Acacia Hall River works ran as close as possible or parallel with the wider River Darent refurbishment works to minimise the associated temporary works costs. We presented cost advice on design solutions during the project and the works were completed successfully whilst ensuring minimal disturbance to the surrounding area.

We oversaw the modifications to the highway which were approved through a Section 278 agreement. The works included surfacing, kerbing works, road markings/ signage, soft landscaping and associated removal & clearance works. The scope was agreed through the County Council to ensure the works were deemed safe and low maintenance risks.

The overall refurbishment of the site has totally transformed this historic car park into a newly developed estate. The conclusion of the works improved pedestrian and motor traffic into the town centre and the site. The enhanced public amenity space is a vast improvement and has created a new community space and additional letting opportunities with the newly refurbished buildings and surrounding grounds.

We are glad to have worked on such an intricate project with Dartford Borough Council, please view the drone footage above for a snippet of this wonderful site.

Total Project Integration Achieve Investors In People Platinum Award

“We are proud of our people and their achievements.”

Total Project Integration, a former Investors in People (IiP) Gold Standard Employer of the Year, are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Platinum Accreditation against the IiP Standard by demonstrating our commitment to high performance through excellent people management.

The IiP Platinum Accreditation is the highest accolade that can be achieved against the Standard and is currently held by only 9 other IiP accredited organisations within our sector of industry, and 2% of all IiP accredited organisations nationally.

Commenting on the award, Jane Hewitt, Managing Director, said: “It is a remarkable recognition of Total Project Integration’s approach. It is a journey that started in January 2014, when Total Project Integration put people management and development firmly at the top of our agenda. This journey continues, and this specific milestone demonstrates Total Project Integration’s commitment to the ongoing development of excellent Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors. We are proud of our people and their achievements.”

We shall continue to uphold this Platinum level of excellence in our people management and will adapt swiftly and adroitly to any new challenges in an ever-changing workplace.

Double Fast-track Fitout Completion in Berwick Street

On the 18th June, the Total Project Integration team celebrated the completion of two further successful, fast-track office fitouts in Berwick Street. The fast turnaround from our appointment to the completion of the projects demonstrated our team’s diligent work as Project Managers, Employer’s Agents, Quantity Surveyors and Principal Designers on the two phases of the project for two separate clients.

Due to our extensive experience in the office sector, we were approached by our clients to oversee the fitout of their new offices, one of which was to coincide with the launch of a new company. This unique experience was to create high quality, flexible office space to support the next chapter in our client’s journeys. With this in mind, it was important to complete the projects on time. Due to our meticulous planning and crisis management the 4th floor programme took 40 days from start on site to completion and the 5th floor 46 days.

The ability to adapt to a new COVID 19 compliant way of working, and the new border restrictions were the main issues faced during the project. This was particularly demonstrated on the 5th Floor, as the new border regulations led to a delay in the furniture delivery. Therefore, to ensure the project was completed and to accelerate our client’s office move in date, temporary furniture was sourced to enable a prompt return to work.

Both floors have been finished to the highest quality, including bespoke joinery, mechanical & electrical design and installation, new kitchen, IT / AV fit-out, decorative artwork, Crittall glazing systems and furniture design and installation.

To see more please view the CGI walkthrough of 5th Floor below or see Projects for more information about our work in the commercial sector.

Bodmin Jail completion makes the frontpage of Building Magazine

“This building is the success that it is because we all worked together as a team.”

Total Project Integration are delighted to be part of the team who have successfully delivered the Bodmin Jail hotel and attraction.

This incredibly challenging, but absolutely stunning, project has been 6 years in the making.

Total Project Integration were appointed by Mallino Development Group as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Contract Administrator on the renovation and redevelopment of this historical landmark.

We are delighted to celebrate its completion and share the projects’ journey in Thomas Lane’s  Building Magazine article Bodmin Jail: Unlocking the potential of a piece of Cornish history.

Located in a commanding position in the centre of Bodmin, Cornwall this former jail is a stone’s throw away from the coast.

Originally built in 1779 and then abandoned in 1927, the construction of this unique hotel and new visitor attraction revitalises this historic, Grade 1 listed building.

The hotel refurbishment pays homage to its former life as a jail whilst the new architecture and interior design highlights and enhances the original retained features. A stay in the hotel is a stay in a former prison but with all the luxury of high – quality bedrooms created from the original cells, a modern restaurant and business lounge in the former Governor’s Hall, a Champagne bar, cafeteria and a soaring Atrium.

This large-scale project came with many challenges caused by centuries of neglect including industrial-scale fly–tipping, inherent structural defects exacerbated by a failed demolition attempt, granite walls dripping with water from years of exposure to rain, protected bats, a pigeon infestation, the COVID-19 pandemic, the buildings heritage status and a crucial need to successfully blend the old with the new to create a welcoming, comfortable, functional hotel.

We are elated to see the hotel and attraction finally opening its doors to the public this week.

In the words of our Director, David Hall, “This building is the success that it is because we all worked together as a team.”

An enormous thank you to everyone involved in this fantastic project including Mallino Development Group, Interstate Hotel & Resorts, Twelve Architects & Masterplanners, Arup, CField Construction and the hundreds of skilled tradesman and suppliers that worked so hard throughout these unprecedented times to deliver up this wonderful scheme.

Award-winning project Native Manchester reopens post lockdown

With the current lockdown lifting, the Native Manchester hotel has officially opened its doors to the public again. The 2019 Sunday Times award winning aparthotel opened in September 2019 after 2 years of redevelopment. Total Project Integration worked as Project Managers and Cost Consultants on this award-winning project.

The project involved the total refurbishment of a 19th Century former cotton bail warehouse in Ducie Street into a modern hotel, including 166 high quality apartments and 8 luxury penthouses. This 7-storey Grade II listed building is located in Manchester’s historic Northern Quarter and has now become a hub for hospitality and leisure in the centre.

The building, formerly known as The Place Apartments, had been a 106 bed apart-hotel which closed in April 2017 to undergo this major redevelopment.

Leading Aparthotel Developer and Operator, Native Group, recognised the demand for high quality, medium term living accommodation in the centre of Manchester and set-out to deliver this. Plans were made for a ground floor social hub to include an exciting range of additional facilities such as a high-quality bar and restaurant, coffee bar, mini-cinema, private dining, workspaces and a bespoke gym. The creation of these facilities presented a unique opportunity for the aparthotel to become one of Manchester’s “go to” leisure destinations.

Due to the changing requirements of the various ground floor tenants, the entire area was completely re-designed mid-way through the project. Consequently, in addition to our project management appointment, we were commissioned to agree the costs associated with this major variation in order to ensure the project stayed on programme and provided value for money.

The project was successfully completed in late summer 2019, providing 166 high quality apartments including 8 luxury penthouse apartments each with their own private outdoor terrace and ground floor social hub. Much of the original building features are still evident such as the wide cast-iron columns, cast-iron floor joists and brick barrelled ceilings. Additionally, a glass atrium roof was added which floods light into the public spaces.

Following its official opening, Native Manchester achieved the accolade of being awarded The Sunday Times Best Places to Stay 2019 – Regional Winner for the North of England. We are glad to see this notable aparthotel back up and running following a difficult year of COVID 19. To book a stay or to find out more about Native Manchester and other Native Neighbourhoods please visit their website: www.nativeplaces.com .

20 Year Sponsors of Weybridge Vandals RFC

“In Total Project Integration the Vandals have found a great partner.”

Last month saw the unveiling of Total Project Integration’s 2021 sponsorship for Weybridge Vandals Rugby Club. The club’s biannual magazine was published in March and can be viewed here: Weybridge Vandals RFC.

Total Projection Integration have been proud sponsors of the club for 20 years but the company’s connection to Vandals runs far deeper. Most notably Adam Bullett was 1st XV Captain at Vandals for 3 seasons and only moved on to play semi-professionally.  In fact, many of us at Total Project Integration have been part of the club’s family. David Hall was a long-time player since his 20’s, Adam Mullins played in his youth, Sergio Duque Del Rio and Luke Roberts have played for the senior sides and there is even a photograph of Laura playing as a ‘mini’.

Vandals first came into fruition in 1930’s as a new social side for students at the London School of Economics, however, following a relocation to Surrey and the welcoming of the local community it formed into the rugby club that stands today.  Located on Desborough island, surrounded by the Thames, on a site called ‘Brownacres’, it is now home to 3 senior rugby sides plus a Vets side. On top of the senior sides, Vandals includes ‘mini’s’ and junior sections across all age groups.

Weybridge Vandals is also home to thriving cricket and netball sections.

Visit here: www.weybridgevandals.com to find out more.

Club Captain, Steve Reed, commented about our continued sponsorship:

“Weybridge Vandals are incredibly proud to have Total Project Integration on board as a club sponsor. They have been involved with the club for many years, helping young players fulfil their potential as players and people.

Through friendships made over many years at the Club, former Vandals first team Captain Adam Bullett now finds himself working at Total Project Integration.

The Vandals pride themselves on being a club where friendships are made on the pitch, in the Bar, and with the local community and Businesses. In Total Project Integration the Vandals have found a great partner.”

It is true to say that Vandals runs in our blood at Total Project Integration, and so we are proud to support the club and those that play for them.

Total Project Integration donations to support Online Learning during COVID-19

“When schools stop, learning doesn’t.”- Walton Charity

At Total Project Integration we believe it is important to support the local community, particularly in trying times such as COVID.

As part of the Walton Charity’s ‘COVID-19 Appeal Fund’ Total Project Integration donated £5,000 to provide online learning access to the students at Three Rivers Academy, which was matched by the charity.  The donation to Three Rivers Academy provided access for their Sixth Form Students to a pilot subscription of e-learning platform Up Learn.

Up Learn is an all-in-one online education platform that provides students with everything they need to achieve top grades at A-Level, regardless of their starting point. Their content, including video lessons, interactive quizzes and exam practice papers, is developed by world-class educators using applied cognitive science. Their artificial intelligence personalises the learning experience by identifying and focusing on students’ weak spots. In the last two years, 97% of Up Learn’s students who completed a course achieved A*/A grades. For more information visit www.uplearn.co.uk .

At Christmas, using the monies from our Staff Christmas Party Fund, we made a further donation via the Walton Charity ‘Computer for Kids’ appeal to another local school, Bell Farm Primary. Through our donation, Total Project Integration were able to provide Bell Farm Primary with 30 new laptops and data packages. The ‘Computer for Kids’ appeal aims to provide computers to local children, who would not otherwise have access to these facilities at home, so that “when schools stop, learning doesn’t”.

Jackie Lodge, Chief Executive of Walton Charity, commented “The pandemic has thrown up lots of challenges for young people, in particular school closures and the sudden switch to online learning. Without access to a computer at home, many children risk falling behind.  We are very grateful to Total Project Integration who understood the urgency of the situation and stepped in to help us get more computers to local schools, enabling young people to continue learning.

 

For more information on Walton Charity’s work and how to get involved in these schemes visit their website here: www.waltoncharity.org.uk .

We wish all the students the best of luck during the pandemic and hope our donations provide them with support they need now and in the future of hybrid learning.

3D Tour of Dartford Valley RFC

Dartford Valley RFC (DVRFC) was successfully completed in the forth quarter of 2019.

The development of this greenfield site overlooks the Dartford Crossing, which has provided DVRFC with a state of the art facility to hold their home rugby games. Schools within the local area have the ability to also utilise the 3G rugby pitch, to provide their pupils with the facilities to play rugby and other sport activities.

The project, driven by Dartford Borough Council, seeks to provide the catalyst for improving grassroots rugby within the area, whilst also providing local residents a fantastic facility for community and social events.

Please click here to access a link to view a 3D virtual tour of the clubhouse and facilities provided.

Please click here for access to a promo video tour of the clubhouse and facilities provided.

To find out more about this project, please visit our project page by clicking here.

 

Breaking ground at Ridgewood Farm, Uckfield, East Sussex

Works to create new highways infrastructure commenced on site on 8th June 2020 at Ridgewood Farm in Uckfield. The project consists of the design and construction of a new junction and access route into the Ridgewood Farm Development from the A22, including the construction of a new roundabout directly onto the A22 Uckfield Bypass, between the Little Horsted and Copwood roundabouts, along with the construction of a section of single carriageway to a second, on-site roundabout and spur roads. In addition, a new vehicle lay-by will be created on the A22 Uckfield Bypass (north bound) to replace the existing lay-by taken out of service by the construction of the new roundabout.

The works are being carried out under 3 separate adoption agreements with East Sussex County Council Highways (S38 agreement, combined S38 & S278 agreement and a separate S278 agreement for the lay-by).

Total project Integration are providing project management, employer’s agent and quantity surveying services to our client, Welbeck Strategic Land. Our role included procurement advice, assisting with discharging pre-commencement planning conditions, tendering, assisting with the negotiations in relation to the section agreements and traffic management plans; as well as compiling the contract documents and managing the works on site, including regular stakeholder engagement.

Works are due to complete in the Spring of 2021 and will open up this site for the construction of up to 1,000 new homes.