Fareham Innovation Centre – Phase 2 Extension, HMS Daedalus

Fareham, Hampshire

Project Details

Fareham County Council

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall Project Manager
Mike Day

TKLS – Nick Sherwood

£7 million

Pre-construction Period
13 weeks

Construction Period
39 weeks

Procurement Type
2 Stage Tender

Form of Contract
JCT D&B 2011

3440 square meters

Apprentices / Trainees

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.

Key Challenges

  • 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

“Fareham County Council enjoyed an excellent relationship with Morgan Sindall on this project, which was completed on budget and ahead of what was an already challenging programme. Thanks to Mike and his team for the tremendous effort put into the project and with minimal disruption to Phase 1.”

Colin Mitchell
Fareham Borough Council

Lessons Learnt:

The Good

  • Transparency around risk management, and active encouragement of collaborative working, mitigated the significant challenges faced by the team. Savings were made after contract formation, improving on budget, whilst delivering a high quality product within a live working environment.
  • Open book procurement, provided transparency and surety around and competitive costs and quality delivery.

The Bad

  • Too much reliance on utility companies during a major event ( Olympics) caused significant delays for the client. This was exacerbated by a lack of clarity around consultant/contractor roles and responsibilities.

SAVE / iESE Benefits & How:

  • Nominated glazing contractor went into receivership during the works. Miller Construction were able to introduce a supply chain partner immediately to deliver the project within budget and mitigate programme delays.
Gateway 1 First Joint Cost PlanGateway 3 Contract FormationGateway 4 Project Completion
Pre-Con Programme13 weeks13 weeks13 weeks
Construction Programme39 weeks41 weeks39 weeks
Client Team PerformanceContractor PerformanceEnd User Satisfaction
Gateway 389%87%
Gateway 492%89%85%

KPI Graphs
Average CCS score 89%
Cost per Sqm £894


Morgan Sindall

Ray Mcauly Framework Manager

Mike Day Project Manager

Oxford Innovation Centre

Stephen Brownlie Regional Manager (Solent)