Today’s clients demand more from their project management team. Increasingly, we are asked to oversee projects from concept to delivery and that requires a rare breadth and strength of expertise and experience.

The Silver Difference

With specialists from contractor and consultancy backgrounds, and proven systems in place, we are uniquely qualified to do whatever is needed, working smoothly and productively with everyone involved, and looking after the client’s best interests at every stage.

The key to effective project management is providing the information and advice the client needs to have control of their project throughout. Unusually for the industry, the Silver team includes technical experts familiar with the preconstruction phase, giving us the flexibility to lead any project from day one. Our involvement at the design stage can reduce risks and forestall potential delays and cost overruns. Whatever the challenge, we work closely with the client to prepare a practical, whole-life programme to keep the project on time and within budget, and see it through to a successful and sustainable conclusion.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assistance with developing the client's brief
  • Master planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial modelling
  • Design management through RIBA Stages 1-5
  • Programming, planning and logistics
  • Managing planning applications
  • Risk management
  • Value management
  • Whole-life cost appraisals
  • Procurement management including joint venture options & development agreements
  • Development management
  • Project management of on-site, construction projects
  • Sales and marketing strategies to optimise development potential
  • Production of detailed, fully logic-linked design and construction programmes
  • KPI management
  • Employer's agent / contract administration
  • Quality inspections

Related Projects

Southmere Village, Thamesmead Regeneration

Client: Peabody
Services: Client CDM Advisor, Project Management and Cost Consultancy

Southmere Village comprises 1,500 homes, a civic square, library and 40,000m2 of commercial space and represents the first substantial development in Thamesmead since Peabody acquired land there in 2014.

We undertook monthly site audits and chaired a number of workshops during critical high risk stages of the project.

York Place, Battersea

Client: York Place Buildings Limited, A2Dominion Group
Services: Project Management, Employer's Agent, Cost Consultancy, Principal Designer and Quality Management

This residential and commercial development on the former Homebase site in Battersea incorporates the new headquarters for the Royal Academy of Dance.

We were appointed to project manage and assemble a full planning application on behalf of York Place Buildings Limited. The secured planning consent was for three buildings above a new basement and landscaped podium, rising to 21 storeys, and providing 254 residential units, with 5,710m2 of Class D1 education space, café and drinking establishment space.

The Willows, Extra Care Home, Brent

Client:         LB of Brent

Services:     Employer’s Agent, Cost Consultant and Principal Designer

This provides 60 extra care dwellings with amenity and care facilities in new purpose-built extra care housing

The redevelopment of The Willows Care Home site is part of the London Borough of Brent’s New Accommodation Independent Living (‘NAIL’) Programme Regeneration, which aims to deliver new accommodation options for people with high care and support needs, including extra care housing.

The Council’s overarching brief for The Willows Care Home site was to provide 60+ extra care dwellings with associated amenity and care facilities in an exemplary model of new purpose-built extra care housing. The accommodation is to be of high-quality and well designed to promote residents’ wellbeing and maximise their independence in line with best practice principles of designing homes for older adults.

We have been involved in the project from the outset working collaboratively with LB of Brent and the design team, developing the design and specification.

Our health and safety team have also provided Principal Designer services during this period, attending design team meetings to raise queries on potential risk in order to close out at an early stage. Our Principal Designer also formulated the CDM pre-construction information for inclusion within the invitation to tender and contract documents.

 

 

Keybridge, Vauxhall, Landmark Development

Client: Keybridge House LLP
Services: Client Representative, Employer's Agent, Project Management and Quality Management

This landmark development at the heart of a regenerated Vauxhall delivers 470 high-end residential apartments, including 165 Build to Rent, in five blocks. One of the blocks, at 37 storeys, will feature the UK’s tallest brick façade. The scheme includes commercial space at the base of the residential blocks, a gym with swimming pool, landscaped gardens and a new public square.

The project involved the demolition of Keybridge House, a five-storey podium and 16-storey tower, whilst retaining, adapting and incorporating its double basement in to the new scheme. Previously owned by BT and once the world’s largest international digital telephone exchange; as the basement was reinforced with abnormal concrete slabs, the main tower incorporated asbestos within its structure and the site is close to a railway viaduct. The project presented a number of challenges.

Phase 2 comprised the demolition of existing buildings and associated structures (retained basement), and the design and construction of 125 residential dwellings and new school to ground and basement (including fit-out), associated external works and infrastructure.

Queen’s Wharf Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Client: Queen’s Wharf Riverside LLP
Services: Project Management and Cost Consultancy

This stunning development, next to the Grade II listed Hammersmith Bridge on the ‘Surrey Bend’ of the Thames, is the first residential and arts complex of its size in the UK

The multi-use scheme, a joint venture by Mount Anvil and FABRICA by A2Dominion, brings the world-famous Riverside Studios back to life and adds 165 private apartments. The development incorporates landscaped podium gardens, state-of-the-art TV studios, community arts complex with cafés and restaurant, and a six-metre wide riverside walkway and landscaped park area. It also includes a double basement and a CHP serving the apartments and the arts complex

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18 Blackfriars Road, Hotel, Office, Residential

Client: Black Pearl Limited 
Services: Project Management (Planning Application), Cost Consultancy and Principal Designer Advisory Services

This high-quality, mixed use development comprises a 52-storey, high end residential tower with 227 apartments, a 37 storey office tower with 35,709 m2 of floor space, a 547 room hotel and a block of 65 affordable apartments. The scheme also includes a triple-level basement, additional retail space, landscaping and a new public square at the centre of the site. 

As Principal Designer Advisor to the Lead Architect and in line with CDM 2015 we set up a CDM design risk register (for the design team to input into) and chaired a number of CDM workshops focusing on the key risks throughout the course of the design phase. The design risk register acted as a schedule of hazards and design actions to record and monitor the design mitigation process developed by the individual design disciplines.

Havelock Estate Regeneration, Southall

Client: Catalyst Housing Ltd

Services:  Cost Consultant and Employer’s Agent

Our initial appointment in 2015 as Cost Consultants for Phase 1A was subsequently extended to Employer’s Agent for Phase 1B of the estate regeneration.

The scheme which completed in 2021, started with the demolition of existing buildings, asbestos removal and comprised the design and construction of 291 mixed tenure residential dwellings and Catalyst’s new staff office facilities. The scheme is now fully occupied and won ‘Best Regeneration Initiative’ at 2020 Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

 

West King Street Renewal Hammersmith W6

Client: Hammersmith & Fulham Council and A2Dominion
Services: Cost Consultancy and Project Management

A joint venture between Hammersmith & Fulham Council and A2Dominion to redevelop the west side of King Street, Silver is appointed to deliver this ambitious renovation of the Town Hall and breathe new life into this part of Hammersmith. Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, one of the world’s leading firms of architects, have been commissioned to work up this complex scheme.

The redevelopment of the Grade II Listed Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall incorporates a two storey glass extension on top of the Town Hall, complete refurbishment of council’s existing offices space, demolition of the adjacent existing Town Hall extension and construction of approximately 205 dwellings, 10,000m2 of office space and 1,500m2 of retail space across three 5 storey blocks. This scheme will also offer a 250 seat basement cinema, office space for business start-ups and a new arts quarter alongside new cafes, shops and restaurants.

The scheme has its unique challenges such as the desire for the scheme to become an exemplar site in terms of Accessibility, Air Quality and Efficiency, which are all the highest priority for the borough. 

As well as our appointment as project managers to support the planning application for the new building and refurbishment redevelopment of the Town Hall, our cost consultancy team team are commissioned to undertake cost management and planning, as well as looking after the viability of the scheme.

The image supplied courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

 

Webber Street, Borough

Client: Colorama House Limited
Services: Project Management and Party Wall

Silver is appointed to project manage the demolition and redevelopment of a former warehouse and call centre, to provide a new eight storey building (plus basement), incorporating 39 apartments above three storeys of high quality, flexible office accommodation.

Silver was initially appointed to support the planning application process and, following securing of a planning consent, were retained to lead the design management to RIBA Stage 4. Our scope includes for all associated cost planning, in addition to the assembly of a construction method statement, logistics and programme planning.

Silver is also appointed to negotiate all adjoining owner licence requirements, and to act as Building Owners Surveyor in discharging their duties under the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

The image of Webber Street supplied courtesy of Alan Camp Architects LLP.

Goldsworth Road, Woking, Private Sale & Commercial

Client: Prime Place
Services: Project Management (Planning Application) and Cost Consultancy

This high-end scheme proposes the delivery of 560 new build apartments across three 'staircasing' towers, the tallest of which reaches a height of 34 storeys. The scheme also includes 10,000 sq.m of office space, a double basement and ancillary spaces.

Silver’s combination of contractor and consultancy experience ensured that we had a complete understanding of the client brief and the team worked closely with the client and consultant team to manage the planning application. This needed to be completed as part of a reduced programme to align to client objectives, but was submitted within the timescale and achieved planning consent.

Our Cost Consultancy Team supported the application in terms of its viability against our client's business plan. Our Project Management Team was then able to apply their design management skills to control the costs of the selected façade system and thus contribute to the scheme’s viability.

St. John’s Hill Estate, Clapham Junction

Client: Peabody

Services: Project Management and Cost Consultancy

This scheme comprises the redevelopment of the former St, John’s Hill Estate in Clapham Junction, Wandsworth, and proposes the demolition of existing 1930s buildings, and the construction of 599 new homes, delivered over three phases.

Silver is employed to provide Project Management and Cost Consultancy for the redevelopment of Phases 2 & 3, with responsibility to support the delivery of the scheme (from planning and pre-development) by project managing the procurement, construction, handover and aftercare.

Silver have undertaken a construction cost analysis, through a systematic process of challenging the building economics, efficiencies of the net to gross and wall to floor ratios, and eliminating any unnecessary complex detailing.

Silver’s major contribution was in our ability to manage the design and procurement processes to improve the efficiency of the design and increase the number of units from 527 to 599 working within the parameters of the previous planning consent.

Carlton House, Putney SW15

Client: FABRICA/A2Dominion Group
Service: Principal Designer, Project Management, Employer's Agent and Quality Management

Private development scheme comprising 73 high end apartments of various sizes within a part 12-storey, part
10-storey and part 4-storey building with retail and
office accommodation

Thomas Day School, Battersea

Client:  Thomas Day School​

Services:  Project Management, Employer’s Agent, Cost Consultant and Principal Designer

This conversion of the existing Royal Academy of Dance site in Battersea into a facility for Thomas’ School (Battersea’s inaugural secondary school) for 400 students– 28 classrooms, science laboratories, cafeteria and dining hall.

The project involves demolition of the 1970s extension and the addition of an articulated mansard to the granary building, both ensuring that any improvements are sympathetic with their surroundings.

Our services included the project management of the planning application which was successfully achieved.

Wyville School, Lambeth

Client: London Borough of Lambeth​

Services:  Employer’s agent, technical advisor and quality management​

 

This is a new 2FE primary school for LB of Lambeth that formed part of the Keybridge House Phase 2 JV proposals.  This is the JV partnership between A2Dominion Housing Group and Mount Anvil.

Our employer’s agent remained heavily involved in the benchmarking of both the school classrooms and residential snagging/ de-snagging process which has driven up quality and has been part of the success of the overall scheme.

Goffs Academy, Hertfordshire

Client: Net Zero Buildings Investments​

Services:  Employer’s agent and quality management​

This project comprises the design and build of a new sixth form centre providing new classrooms and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, procured by Goffs Multi Academy Trust.

NW Bicester Exemplar Phase, Oxfordshire

Client: A2Dominion Group
Services: Employer's Agent, Cost Consultancy, Quality Management 

The Exemplar is the initial phase in the development of the UK’s first Eco Town and when complete, will provide 393 highly energy-efficient homes and a village hub which includes a primary school, nursery, convenience store and business centre; creating a zero carbon community that is a first for the UK. 

Silver has been involved from the beginning and has been able to work innovatively and collaboratively with A2Dominion, Cherwell District Council and other stakeholders on this Exemplar phase, in order to achieve the highest standards in sustainability.

In relation to the wider Masterplan, proposing circa 5000 homes, with commercial centres, Silver has assembled the construction Cost Plan.

 

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How can we help?

Please contact Darren or Ashley for more details of our Project Management Services.

Darren Nolan

MCIOB

Associate Director, Pre-Construction


Darren joined Silver in 2015.  Previously he held senior positions in pre-construction and led multi-disciplinary teams for a wide range of clients at two of the UK's largest construction companies.

“The Silver approach is about getting the best product for our clients, no matter who they are or what type or size of scheme. We work together to identify and mitigate, or encounter and solve, problems. We understand how contractors need to operate and what our clients need. The result is a unique approach focused on “what is right for the project”. What enables good performance is the professionalism, humility and personalities of our people. No question is a daft one, no problem is yours alone and no one is too busy to lend a hand. It’s busy, it’s mad and I love it.”

Ashley Coull

BSc (Hons) PGDip, APM

Associate Director, Construction


Ashley joined Silver in 2009. An experienced project manager and employer's agent, his major projects include the construction of the UK's first eco-town at Bicester and Southmere Village, Thamesmead. 

 “ Silver has a great working atmosphere, relaxed but professional and supportive. I joined as a trainee and they really encouraged my development. We have a great approach to projects too.  We try to add value every time, even if that means going beyond our brief to point out a gap to be filled or an issue to be addressed. The priority is always achieving the best possible result.”

What our Clients Say

"I wanted to express my appreciation on working with Silver DCC over the past two years. Silver demonstrated a strong ability to coordinate large and diversified teams and lead them to perform well under pressure and achieve remarkable results. It is encouraging to know that there are still people who care about what they do and the service they provide, and fight for their client. During our project of York Place we had the need to meet a very tight deadline on more than one occasion, whether a planning submission or a variation, or a financial event. During all of these events they made sure they were available, responsive, helpful to other team members. I would like to thank them for your past efforts and ongoing support."

Omer Weinberger
Weinbergers Investments Limited