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Drees & Sommer have been appointed by Clarion Housing Group to deliver cost management services on the development of new residential accommodation for their Media City site. We have been appointed by Latimer Developments as Monitoring Surveyor, to oversee the successful delivery of the Development Agreement. This included the liaison between the Funder, Developer and Contractor in relation to approval of monthly financial drawdowns, provision of programme updates and ensuring compliance of the Development Agreement’s requirements.

Latimer Developments is funding the construction of new residential accommodation under a Development Agreement with Glenbrook Property as Developer, who have appointed Bowmer & Kirkland as Contractor. The project comprises two apartment blocks of 13 and 16 floors respectively providing a total of 280nr apartments, shared residents’ lounge, low level roof-top terrace and shared break-out / coworking space adjacent to BBC in Media City, Salford Quays.

Due to its size, this scheme is a high-profile project for Latimer and therefore has drawn significant stakeholder input. As a consequence, the team have liaised with Latimer’s Sales and Marketing teams in relation to product specification, variation of works, improvements to basic provisions, etc. to ensure required changes are agreeable to all parties and instructed in sufficient time. There has been a phased handover to enable fit-out of a Sales and Marketing Suite at ground level, as well as a subsequent show apartment.

The project remains under construction with the concrete frame due for completion in September 2021. The Sales and Marketing Suite is to be handed over (as a shell) in November 2021, show apartment in February 2022 and the two blocks phased thereafter.

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