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The client required Harris Associates to act as the Employers Agent to oversee and manage the removal of the combustible insulation behind the cladding. It was agreed with the Fire Engineer that the panels could be reused, we then instructed the contractor to design a build up that would be suitable.

As part of the client’s brief, we were unable to disrupt the running of the leisure centre under any circumstances. Harris Associates also had to manage the fact another principal contractor was on-site at the same time.

We Did

  • Harris Associates confirmed the brief and services with the client and carried out an extensive survey of the property, which included intrusive investigations where necessary.
  • Following site inspections, the specification of the works was drafted and tendered to suitable contractors.
  • Once the contractor was appointed, site visits to monitor the progress and quality of the works were undertaken, providing the client with detailed reports on all aspects of the works.


Undertake detailed site inspections and investigations

Open up and confirm the building up existing external wall

Review all available/relevant information including the Operation and Maintenance

Manuals & Health and Safety Files (if available)

Preparation of specification of works

Preparation of Employers Requirements

Selection of suitable contractors for tendering

Collation of tender documentation and management of tender process

Full analysis and provision of a tender report with recommendations

Collation of formal contract documentation and overseeing signing

Chairing meetings and carrying out regular site inspections

Monitoring & administrating the contract works

Monitoring contractor (against parameters of programme, scope, quantum, cost & quality)

Contractual financial management including valuations

Contract certification (including variations, payments, time related certificates)

Preparing the final account & sign off


Works ongoing, estimated completion late 2022.
The client will be handed back a building with non-combustible insulation and and currently no days have been lost by the leisure centre. The job is being succes
sfully delivered on time and within budget.

Contract Value

£1.7 million