DC Thomson, Dundee
Hardies were appointed by DC Thomson part way through the project to relieve the pressure from the architectural team and take over the Project Management and Contract Administration roles. The project was particularly demanding and complex and we successfully dealt with the demise of the original contractor Muirfield that went into administration half way through the project and quickly set up a Management Contract with Sir Robert McAlpine to complete the works, limiting the impact of delay and cost to the client.
The works comprised significant external fabric repairs including an extension to the main tower. Internally the building was completely stripped back to the structure before a state of the art fit out, providing DC Thomson with an inspirational working environment for years to come.
The original contract was a SBCC Standard Building Contract and the subsequent contract with Sir Robert McAlpine was a JCT Management Building Contract. We successfully provided Project Management and Contract Administration expertise which addressed the softer issues of creating and managing a cohesive project team, operating in a friendly and collaborative environment, along with the complex technical and legal aspects.