Superb sequencing and logistics delivers a rapidly saleable office tower
12-14 New Fetter Lane, a 15-storey office building on the western edge of the City of London, was a project that
almost did not happen.
After its original planning in 2007 was delayed, first by the recession and then right-of-light issues, it was finally redesigned and commenced in Spring 2013, with project completion achieved in November 2015.
James Williams, a new recruit at Mace at the time, certainly had a challenging first project for the company.
Superb planning, sequencing and logistics were an absolute essential.
The team had an ambitious programme to deliver, which required extremely careful planning to meet tight budget and timing requirements alike.
Mace utilised Powerproject, its standard planning and project management tool, for the purpose.
Senior Planning Manager, Barry Hancock, told us: “This project required a lot of testing to try out different ideas.
We use Powerproject first to set up contract and delivery programmes, and structure them so that we can easily put things in and take them out, in order to explore different scenarios.”
Using the software helped the team to explore and plan ideas that would enable smoother progress and even accelerate certain critical milestones, such as getting the building weatherproof; to this end, Project Manager James Williams re-sited a crane originally to be situated in the boiler room, moving it to a concrete cap on top of one of the low-rise lifts.
This also accelerated progress on the mechanical, electrical and plumbing.