Douglas Maxwell has extensive project experience in a range of sectors including commercial, education, government and residential. His major projects include the new Home Office headquarters in central London and the King’s College London PPP transaction. He has also worked on several programmes under the Building Schools for the Future initiative. Douglas is qualified as an architect and previously worked for Bovis Lend Lease and Mace. Since setting up Partnership Project Services he has carried out a range of commissions for public and private sector clients, including those described below.
A local authority wished to invite bids from architect-led consortia for its design team partner framework. Detailed requirements were developed including terms of appointment, services and fee schedules, and a bid evaluation system devised to give appropriate weight to both quality and price. Bids were then invited and the submissions reviewed and negotiations undertaken with selected tenderers. Six firms were ultimately selected for the framework.
An office development in the City of London was being constructed by a major developer under a design and build form of contract. An incoming tenant sought an independent report based on documents to cover the contractual arrangements and the respective rights and responsibilities under the lease agreement. The report was also required to give an overview of the design and its performance in key areas such as environment and sustainability. Around 1,000 pages of documents were reviewed to produce a detailed report on these matters.
A firm of consultants providing a bespoke service to a client sought advice on the proposed framework agreement and services to be offered. A schedule of services was produced and the conditions of appointment reviewed in relation to these, resulting in advice to modify certain provisions.
MA, DipArch, RIBA, MAPM
CSCS accredited project manager (construction)
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