All Souls Church, Bolton
The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), the owner of All Souls and a registered charity, had been working with the local charity, the All Souls Crompton Community Centre Committee (ASCCC), to regenerate the church of All Souls into a revitalised community building.
We were appointed by the Churches Conservation Trust as part of this exemplar, award winning project to provide traditional quantity surveying services including: monitoring and support on the clients strategic budget, VAT and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant application and drawdown process.
The works comprised historic fabric internal and external repairs together with facilitation of specialist conservation and craft skills training, with new build construction of a Community Centre comprising bespoke pods (steel frame/structural insulated panel construction) in the central nave.
All Souls was a complex build project, works were procured by a traditional procurement route, detail design and Bills of Quantities.
Value for money/cost predictability was of paramount importance in the delivery of this scheme. We worked closely with The Churches Conservation Trust, providing regular updates on the anticipated final out-turn costs for this project to eliminate risk of overspend.
We can demonstrate that our early contribution to design evolvement, working closely with the project team, did not compromise design and project aspirations, but by robust cost management aligned these to budget availability
Over the years, we have built up an extensive heritage works cost database. We were able to utilise our knowledge bank together with our experience to produce a robust Cost Plan on this project which assisted the client to secure the long awaited funding.
We are proud to have been considered best placed by the CCT to assist with the complex strategic budget arrangement; with multiple funders comprising the Heritage Lottery Fund, Churches Conservation Trust funds, and match funding from numerous sources.
Now complete, All Souls brings much needed community services and activities to local people and is supported by Bolton Council, which has invested in the project alongside other funders, most significantly the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
- Quantity Surveyors.