15 NOV 2019
The BCIS Online featured project for December 2019, submitted by WCP Associates, is the soon-to-be-completed £5.34m youth centre in Manchester. The project will be partly funded by the council, who will also be providing the site for free and partly funded by a private benefactor, who will contribute the majority of the build cost.
The project was procured as a design and build using the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016.
The building cost at £1,672/m2 (4Q2018), compares with the average of £2,504/m2 for 8 youth centre projects on the same basis on the BCIS Online database.
The £/m2 figures include preliminaries at 12.95%.
BCIS would like to thank WCP Consultancy for providing the data and all those who have submitted projects to be published online.
BCIS regularly receives projects where the contract comprises buildings with different functions that are analysed as complex contracts within the BCIS database. Every effort is made to prepare a separate analysis for each building type and each analysis shows the total scope and cost of the contract, which will influence the pricing levels.
Each analysis is cross-referenced to the other analyses in the contract, which allows BCIS to capture separate analyses, £/m² rates and functional unit rates appropriate to each building, e.g. number of vehicle spaces. The functional unit rate is the total cost of the building excluding external works, with preliminaries apportioned by value and divided by the appropriate functional unit.
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