Gara Rock, East Portlemouth

This iconic, high-quality new-build development for Aminghurst consisted of five cottages, 12 apartments, a leisure pool and spa, boutique hotel and restaurant.

This £12m-valued project was over half way into its programme when the funders decided to take control of the project and deliver it with the expertise of a construction manager. This followed a three-month period in which a feasibility review of the project was undertaken on behalf of the funders and principal shareholder.

Prior to a construction management delivery, the project had been inundated with issues and a victim of the recession, together with problematic early development decisions.

The funders and principle shareholders decision to deliver Gara Rock under a construction management route was a success; completing the project in June 2013 within programme and budget.

Nick Harris, Development Manager for Aminghurst (Downing Capital), said:

‘Gara Rock was a technically challenging, and financially sensitive, high-quality residential and leisure scheme in South Devon. The management and coordination of the designers and trades, preparation of budget, programme and construction delivery gave us the confidence that our high profile project would be delivered to quality, budget and programme. The end result is excellent. We are looking forward to working with Rod and the rest of the team on the next phase and would highly recommend them and their construction management approach.’