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KempsWeir Lawyers

  • Completion:
    February 2015
  • Value:
  • Client:
    Goodman Nominee (NZ) Ltd
The firm of KempsWeir Lawyers was looking to refurbish their office while extending their lease with landlord Goodman Nominee – utilising the summer holiday period to vacate the space for construction. While cost was important to both the client and the tenant, the tight programme was a key driver, especially restraints associated with leveraging the use of downtime for construction. While in theory this a clever approach, it is also popular with the market, which means securing resources can be difficult.

RDT Pacific identified that employing a contractor via a typical procurement method carried the risk of severe programme implications outside of the client’s and tenant’s expectations. Project Manager Matthew Bush therefore utilised a procurement model of early contractor involvement (ECI) to allow long lead time items such as mechanical plant and glass to fall within the construction programme timeframes.

Working with Lanta Commercial Interiors from an early stage, RDT Pacific also developed a detailed programme which made it clear that KempsWeir would require temporary accommodation for part of the construction works even with early orders in place. The client Goodman Nominee was then able to plan ahead to find KempsWeir a conveniently located temporary space within the Central Park estate.

A well-detailed design by STACK Business Interiors prior to Lanta’s engagement meant that the contractor was able to price the works well and there was only minor cost variation. Overall the project was a great example of prior planning to meet all stakeholder expectations. We understand KempsWeir are very pleased with their new office space which will help them showcase their brand and engage their clientele.