This project was an ambitious community arts capital development for the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell in the West Midlands. The programme for design and delivery took place over a period of 9 years and involved many different specialists, local agencies and parternships in it development and realisation.
Alex McLennan was initially appointed as as integrated arts manager for the interactive gallery and continued with the project as fit out project manager with a brief to procure team of designers and IT/AV engineers through the public procurement process of OJEU. In the final stages of the project, Alex was re-briefed to take on the role of Client Project Manager for SMBC, working closely with Davis Langdon Construction Project Managers.
The management of The Public Building has since been taken over by the local authority and recently proposals have been put forward to transform the space into a sixth form college.
Management of interface between Davis Langdon, in-house staff teams, designers, contractors and the client
Advised on appointment and reappointment of consultants and specialist sub-contractors
Client reporting regarding changes to scope and approvals for variations to the contract
Monitoring of functionality and quality of construction and fit-out
Handover, training and documentation
Sandwell, West Midlands
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
SMBC, ACE, ERDF, West Midlands Development Agency
Architects: Alsop Architects, Flannery de La Pole Architects,
Exhibition Designer: Ben Kelly Design
Structural Engineers: AKT
M&E Services Engineers: Battle McCarthy
Lighting Designer: KSLD – Kevin Shaw Lighting Design
ICT/ AV Engineers: Arup
Landscape Architects: Camlin Lonsdale
QS: Faithful & Gould, Davis Langdon
Construction project managers: Davis Langdon
Photography © Mark Enstone