University of Manchester – Simon Building


Description of project and role undertaken by Recom Solutions
Recom Solutions have been commissioned to undertake the Programme and Project Management of a number of long term maintenance works brought together under one scheme located within The Simon Building. The project includes but is not limited to:

  • Roof replacement scheme
  • Window replacement scheme
  • Ventilation scheme to resolve compliance issues
  • Wayfinding
  • Maintenance Services Unit project decant

The key for success to this project, there is extensive liaison with the University Faculty Estates Heads and other ongoing projects within the vicinity on campus of the Simon Building.

Key issues, managed by Recom Solutions:

Programme planning – due to the varying elements of this project it requires exceptional levels of planning and co-ordination to bring them together and delivered within the tight 6-week timeframe.
Financial Constraints – For the Window and Roof Replacement schemes there are varying budget constraints. Recom are producing a variance of options for consideration for the University relating to budget options.
Asbestos Issues- There is an extensive amount of asbestos within the vicinity of a basement area within the Simon Building. A full Mechanical strip out is required. Recom have devised a solution to ensure that the impact on building users is minimal by an extensive phasing plan combining the strip out and asbestos removal combined.
Stakeholder liaison – Recom Solutions are managing multiple stakeholders for each element of the project and so have proposed regular meetings bringing together all parties to ensure active engagement of all elements of the project. Because of the split between the schemes, Recom Solutions are liaison daily with all stakeholders should there be a change to the project programme.

  • Location Manchester M13 9PL

  • Date Complete 2016-09-01

  • Project Cost £2.6m