Lambeth College – Clapham

Introduction

PMc have provided Capital Delivery Services to Lambeth College over major projects covering their there three sites in: Brixton, Vauxhall and Clapham. Our earliest involvement was on the 2015 construction of a 4,000 m2 new building at the Clapham site.

This £12.4m project with a construction value of £8m, commenced in October 2014 and completed in October 2015 with a phased handover to ensure that the core teaching spaces were available at the start of the September 2015 term. The scope included the creation of 25 general purpose classrooms, a full size sports hall, nursery and associated staff support spaces over three floors.

Since its opening the on-site nursery has achieved a number of notable accolades including gaining 3rd place position in the 2019 Nursery World Awards and an Ofsted Outstanding certification.

Overview

Following the departure of the College’s Director of Estates. PMc took on the role of Client-Side Project Manager for the Clapham Campus works. This involved regular liaison with the employer’s agent and Graham’s who were the appointed contractor to ensure the timely completion of the project to the required scope, quality and budget.

Our remit included responsibility for managing procurement of the furniture, fittings and equipment (FFE), comprising installation of audio visual interactive screens into each teaching space, the procurement of all classrooms and office furniture and the commissioning and installation inspirational signage and way-finding.

Our close management of this process together with collaborative working with the main contractor ensured that the project achieved tight milestones on time; with completion of the the college fit-out taking just 4 days, allowing the upper floors to be ready for occupation in August and with the building being opened to students just one week after practical completion (PC).

Key Facts

  • Size: 4,000 m2;
  • Started on Site: October 2014;
  • Completion Date: October 2015;
  • Contractor: Grahams;
  • Architects: STEM;
  • Project managers & Cost consultants: Faithful and Gould;
  • Client Project Manager: Peter Marsh Consulting.

Project Team