The University of the Arts London (UAL) is poised to appoint a quantity surveyor to work with its house resource for a future £50 million and plus fit out contract on the Elephant and Castle project.
The appointment is about two weeks ago and on record as “immanent.
About six months ago UAL took on Gop Kandola from consultancy RLF as an in-house resource and now he is to be backed up by an external resource too.
Part of UAL’s estate
Allies and Morrison is the architect on the shell and core of this scheme. It is within the London Borough of Southwark and is a land swap for shell and core property with developer Delancy which is one of the organisations, like Lend Lease, working with the London Borough of Southwark to regenerate part of the Elephant and Castle area.
UAL will be the anchor tenant for Delancy and this will be a campus for the London College of Communication, space for the UAL archive and special collection centre. Gardiner & Theobald is the cost manager for this Delancy scheme, which has a £250 million budget. Contractors are being appointed for two £40 million fit outs category A, B & C.
Allies and Morrison, working with O’Donnell & Tuomey, is also the architect on the other major shell and core project. O’Donnell & Tuomey is also working on the Sadler’s Wells and V&A building.
“We also have East Bank at Stratford Waterfront which will be our London College of Fashion campus, says Mark Farthing, programme director (major capital projects) at UAL.
“We have just started construction. We are on site. Mace is packaging up the works for various large sub contractors as project and construction managers, he says.
“In the background will have on going maintenance work and other smaller bits and bobs but they are the big jobs.
That last thing was that sort of thing Faithful + Gould were taken on when that programme management office was set up?
“No that was estate condition survey work across the existing portfolio. A refresh of our assets. That’s a different team form me working on that.
So when will that fit out happen?
“We are still mapping out the programme. For that 440,00 square feet fit it’s still about three years down the line.
So getting the front end right?
“That’s right. It’s a five year project so there is three years of shell and core construction before we go on site. So we should have a strategy in place for the fit out in a couple of years time.
All this started way back in 2016 with the two third party developers towards the complete rationalisation and reorganisation of its estate.
When these are complete UAL will then be able to dispose of or convert between five and ten redundant sites for other uses like student housing for redundant estate within the London Borough of Hackney.
In March, 2017 Consultant 3PM was appointed to provide an audit assurance function for six years in respect of monitoring work on the two developments. At that time they were expected to cost a total of £350 million.
Camberwell College of Arts’ imposing concrete Sixties building on Peckham Road will be transformed with a new glass front and public courtyard. It will have a £50 million revamp that will see its distinctive “brutalism” exterior made friendlier and more welcoming. Stephen Marshall Architects is the lead designer and Clearspring is the building services engineer. Hollybrook is the developer. The college will also get a lecture theatre, studios, library and gallery. The college’s first hall of residence will be built behind the site at a cost of £35 million.
Mace is actually the project and construction manager for the Stratford Waterfront scheme comprising the V&A East museum, Sadler’s Wells East theatre, London College of Fashion campus and BBC venue and was appointed in August 2018 by University College London as principal contractor to deliver Marshgate 1.