DBK provided Cost Management and Employers Agent services to Gallan Developments in respect of the first phase of their 220,000 sq ft mixed use hotel, retail and leisure development adjacent to the Bull Ring Shopping Centre in Birmingham City Centre.
The first phase comprised a 210 -bed Travelodge Hotel incorporating a restored 19th Century Listed Building (42-45 Upper Dean Street) which fronts a central atrium covered courtyard and reception area for the hotel.
The overall mixed use development will comprise a further 340-bed hotel, 18,000 sq ft of retail units and 10,000 sq ft of offices (a unique two storey, fully glazed flagship office address to be constructed above the heritage building), restaurants and bars.
Karen Wilson, Director, Gallan
“DBK has been providing cost management, project management, CDM Coordination, Building Surveying, Residential Consultancy and Utilities Consultancy services to St Modwen for over 15 years. We employ DBK on a variety of projects throughout the UK ranging in value from £2m to £200m and across the full property sector mix. They work closely with the design teams to ensure our projects are delivered on time and within budget.”
Stephen Burke, Construction Director, St Modwen Properties PLC
“DBK have provided cost management, project management and CDM Coordination services to Graftongate since 2005. Our Amazon project is the largest we have undertaken to date and DBK provided us with the best professional advice and assisted us in administering and project managing the scheme to a successful conclusion – on time and on budget with a highly satisfied tenant.”
Phil Silk, Director, Graftongate Developments
Trent & Dove have been working with DBK for 5 years as our Framework Consultant Employer’s Agents and Project Managers for a wide range of new-build and refurbishment projects, with varied tenures. DBK’s Affordable housing expertise, understanding our funding criteria, development parameters and consultation with our stakeholders has meant that both Trent & Dove and DBK project teams work well together to establish and deliver a shared project vision. We have achieved continued success by being able to build on the attitude and approach provided by their team.
“This approach has led recently to the successful completion of the £8m“state of the art” Chestnut Grange Extra Care project in Burton upon Trent .The scheme received high levels of stakeholder praise and 100% satisfaction from the new customers”.
Chris Jones, Head of Development, Trent and Dove Housing
DBK have been working with us for over 4 years and have recently been re appointed on our panel of consultants. DBK provide us with Cost Management and Employers Agent services on a variety of projects ranging in value between £20 and £50 million. We engage closely with the DBK team from the initial cost planning feasibility stage of a project to financial close and then through the construction phase to completion.DBK provide us with proactive and accurate services throughout every stage of the project.
Paul Goddard, Group Construction Director, UPP
DBK has provided due diligence and cost advice at acquisition and has worked alongside us in developing strategies and legal frameworks for the delivery of high value complex mixed use and residential developments in the London business. DBK has delivered Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying services along with a CDM coordinator role. It is clear that the DBK residential team has significant experience and a thorough understanding of the product and, as importantly to us, residential development generally including business planning, sales processes, building management and customer care. This has been invaluable in their understanding of our business drivers and the successful delivery of a focussed specialist service.
Allan Hunter, Commercial Director, Redrow, London
We have been working with the DBK team for over 10 years, their proactive approach to project and cost management has been key to our continuing success as a business. They are committed, passionate and always look to add value to our schemes.
Dan Gallagher, Managing Director, Stoford Developments
Commenting on the latest data hall handover in Amsterdam:
“Once again and in no way underestimating the challenge a very well done for this further milestone. Only through DBK’s meticulous attention to customer care and detail has this been delivered.”
Matthew Horne, Regional Senior Project Manager, Europe, Global Switch
DBK is a leading UK-based project management and cost consultancy that offers a wealth of expertise in all sectors of the built environment.
The award winning independent partnership has been operating in the property and construction marketplace for over 40 years. We employ around 100 staff across four strategically located offices.
Value added services include building surveying, health and safety / CDM, utility solutions, sustainability, corporate services and affordable housing consultancy.
We work with an extensive range of clients. These include property developers, publicly funded bodies, end users, education organizations and local authorities.
Sector experience includes residential, industrial, data, office, retail, affordable housing, education, hotels, mixed-use, student housing, and health and medical care.
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