The Council is seeking to procure employers agent and project management services to deliver 1 of its residential development projects: Parkside and Braeside described below.
The Braeside and Parkside area consists of approximately 168 properties (85 % social rented) that are ‘Stent’, BSIF Prefabricated Reinforced Concrete (PRC) type non-traditional properties which are classified as ‘defective’ dwellings under the 1985 Housing Act. Council Officers undertook an internal inspection of the properties in 2009 and it was established that the dwellings have a life span of 15 years. The area was built in the 1950's when housing density was not seen as a priority and compared to today's urban design requirements, the land is considered to be underutilised, and in addition the environment is somewhat tired. In short — poor housing set in a poor environment with an unproductive use of a scarce resource.
The existing Phase 1 area contains 20 units and has been chosen because the existing housing stock on the plot is currently being used for Temporary Accommodation and as such is quickly available for site establishment. The site is also 1 of the prime plots on the development being adjacent to Heathervale Recreation Ground and therefore will be a benchmark for the future development in terms of its quality and its successful placement will generate buy in from residents for future phases.
It is anticipated that up to 62 units 2 bed units could be accommodated in the Phase 1 area. The units will be available for a mix of social, affordable and market rent.
The value of the construction works has been estimated to be 13 900 000 GBP including professional fees.
The Council is seeking specialist employer's agent and project management service to undertake the works as required to deliver the project in accordance with the attached specifications and documents.