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Projects

The Projects Team is managed by Director of Estate Development, Stephen Duddridge. The Director is supported by an Assistant Director, Paul Yeoman. 

Major/Capital Works

Capital projects are administered by projects teams within the directorate:

  • Assistant Director Paul Yeoman.
  • Project Manager Jon Simcock supported by Project Engineer Nigel Griffin. 

The project teams are supported by a Clerk of Works team.

They have a responsibility to manage all Capital Works projects from the initial enquiry to the settlement of the final account. 

This includes the following:-

  1. Liaise with client schools and directorates to establish their requirements for a project and translate these requirements into a comprehensive project brief, defining cost limits, building standards and time scales;
  2. Utilising the above brief, commission external consultants, from the University's approved list. Liaise with and monitor their performance during the project;
  3. Ensure that adequate drawings, specifications and bills of quantities are prepared by the consultants to allow tenders to be sought;
  4. Prepare contract documentation based on JCT or other appropriate forms of contract and act as the "contract administrator" ensuring that all procedures comply fully with the University's Standing Orders and Financial Regulations;
  5. Ensure the project is managed in accordance with the contract and is implemented to time and within agreed budget;
  6. Check all valuations of works carried out "on site", interim and final accounts prior to authorisation;
  7. Provide progress reports for Project Groups and Estates Committee.

Minor Works

Project Manager Paul Roberts, Project Officer Peter Bourne, Project Engineer Electrical John Crofts and the Project Engineer Mechanical Howard Clubb have the responsibility for the design and management of all new minor works projects from the initial enquiry to the settlement of the final account. 

This includes the following:-

  1. Liaise with client schools and directorate to establish their requirements for a project and translate that into a comprehensive project brief;
  2. Prepare budget estimates for submission to the relevant school/directorate;
  3. Carry out surveys as necessary to allow preparation of tender drawings and specifications;
  4. Prepare tender drawings and specifications to cover complete building/electrical/mechanical installations, ensuring compliance with University's Standing Orders and Financial Regulations;
  5. Supervise all tender invitations;
  6. Supervise contracts and contract staff and resolve any queries/problems which may occur during the course of the contract;
  7. Carry out valuations of work carried out "on site" and check interim and final accounts;
  8. Provide progress reports for Project Groups and Estates Committee.

Information on Current, Future and Past projects can be found here.