Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, Rochdale

Heritage

The Challenge

The work comprised of internal and external improvement works to the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum in Rochdale.

Communication and engagement was key to this project, our client was The Rochdale Development Agency and the end user was the Fire Museum. This meant all parties had to be involved at all stages.

Working in an existing building, there were numerous things that were “found” as the works progressed or had deteriorated since the initial surveys were carried out, making the budget very difficult to keep to.

Key Considerations

The Heritage Lottery funded part of the project, so works and any financial reporting had to be split for clarity between them and the Rochdale Development Agency.

The agreement of the final account needed to be done in a timely manner, as the final figure determines how much there is to spend on future projects in the locality.

The main build and fit out will be completed by the end of July in readiness for the school holidays and less covid restrictions which should lead to more visitors.

The Outcome

The museum is a true asset to Rochdale and is expected to bring in a number of visitors from locations UK-wide.

Results

Based on our work on this scheme, we were awarded the role of Quantity Surveyors on the development of Richard Street, an office development in the same complex, to the rear of the museum. We were also appointed as contract administrator on the museum fit out package and the role of Quantity Surveyors on the Drill Hall, within the same complex.

Our Services

  • Quantity Surveyors.
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