Red House

Assisting the design and construction of seven luxury apartmentsalong the River Dee

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Type of project
Project Partners
Lister Carter Homes
Sadler Brown
Together Money
River Dee, Chester
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Tender driving and on-site delivery

Enabl were appointed in 2023 by Lister Carter Homes, on the project at Red House to deliver seven high-end bespoke new build apartments along the banks of the River Dee, just outside of Chester city centre. 

Enabl were appointed as Cost Manager & Employer's Agent (QSEA) through RIBA Stage 4 and 5 which covered the equalisation and negotiation of the final tender price with the main contractor and the delivery of the proposed scheme onsite through attentive contract administration and cost management.

The Cost Management team at Enabl reviewed the tender submissions, interrogated the contractors' proposals and issued an addendum to the tender, as well as implemented a robust letter of intent to allow for an early commencement of works. Enabl acted as Employer's Agent onsite to ensure the client's obligations were fully covered and implemented a robust reporting protocol to the developer and the funder.  The demolition package was procured independently during tender to expedite programme and allow an early commencement of works.

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Different challenges ...
Different solutions

Late stage appointment

As Enabl were brought onto the project at the latter stages, there was the challenge of getting to grips with the scheme and the progress of the project to date. However once these aspects were understood, the Cost Management team at Enabl drove the scheme and tender prices to a position where the scheme was viable and deliverable. 

Onsite delivery 

The site itself, being on a cliff face, came with an extensive engineering package in order to overcome the challenges of the geography of the site.  This required an AIP negotiated with the council and their advisory team.

The construction works required sheet piling as well as the stabilisation of the highway. The project included 'car stackers' as a way to mechanically store cars vertically; this required extensive excavation and shoring up of pits for a non-traditional method of parking provision. 

Further to this the site constraints required a crane which in itself provided a challenge given the site along with Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). 


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