Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the public body responsible for co-ordinating transport services throughout Greater Manchester in North West England. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) is the local authority delivering the Stockport TCAP project in partnership with TfGM.
Stockport TCAP is a £73m programme of works spanning five years and over 50 projects, aimed primarily at improving both vehicular and pedestrian access in and around Stockport Town Centre.
The projects are mainly highway improvement schemes, increasing capacity and economies of traffic flow in the area, with several large retaining structures throughout which highlight the hilly topography of Stockport. There are also several high quality large public realm projects which are improving the public space in the town centre and supplementing other exciting developments in the area, such as the large Redrock development which includes a ten screen cinema, over 75,000 sq. ft. of leisure and retail floorspace and a new 360 space multi-storey car park.
Keywest Partnership has overseen the commercial aspects of TCAP and provided a complete service for TfGM/SMBC which has included:
Cost planning of the five year programme including budget control and value engineering.
Cost management and reporting including the production of cost management software to manage over 50 projects.
Tendering/contract formulation of the major Phase 2 project.
- Production of BoQs and agreement of contract prices for projects.
- Post-contract management of contractor accounts including valuations and Compensation Events.
Keywest Partnership have provided a number of staff on the programme on a flexible basis – including a Commercial Manager, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor and Assistant Quantity Surveyor – managing a peak of 20 live projects in 2016.
Keywest Partnership are delighted to have played a part in this flagship project for TfGM and SMBC and are excited about our continued working relationship with TfGM and SMBC and achieving the delivery targets by 2020.