Daedalus Enterprise Zone was designated as one of 11 initial enterprise zones around the country by the central Government. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) owned most of the land and ran a programme for the regeneration of Daedalus along with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH). Fareham Borough Council took ownership from the HCA that rest within the district of FBC.
In 2014/15 Fareham Borough Council constructed an Innovation Centre for new businesses, with Oxford Innovation assistance to provide business support services, enabling nurture and development. Due to the success of that building, a business case supported the construction of a Phase 2 extension.
The new extension consists of the construction of a two and three storey steel frame with composite panels and glazing to match the existing building with associated external hard and soft landscaping, providing a range of office and workshop spaces for local businesses as well as additional space within the Enterprise Zone.
- Works must be complete by the end of March 18 to facilitate discounted business rates
- Ensuring the running of the current centre is not affected and ‘business as usual’ is maintained throughout the works
- To match the existing centre and not to be seen as ‘an extension’ with all spaces to be designed to be ‘agile’ i.e. flexible and adaptable
How these were delivered
- Developed a Pre-Construction and Construction programme with a completion of 19th March 18; Actual completion achieved 2 weeks earlier on the 26th February 18.
- Chaired collaborative planning, programming and risk sessions throughout the Pre-con and Construction periods with Client, End Users and Morgan Sindall team in attendance
- Developed an open and regular communication process with Phase 1 business users ensuring we achieved the ‘business as usual’ deliverable