WINNOCKS ALMSHOUSES, COLCHESTER
Project: 9 New Build Almshouses
Client: Winnocks & Kendalls Almshouse Trust
Services provided: Project Monitoring, Quantity Surveying
Contract value: £1.4m
The Winnocks and Kendalls Almshouse Trust wished to build nine new almshouses on their site in Colchester adjacent to an Grade I listed almshouse terrace. These new homes were to replace seven properties constructed in the early 20th century, which no longer met current standards and had been vacant for a number of years. The scheme was designed by Purcell Architects to provide spacious, fully accessible and energy efficient accommodation and was built using traditional construction methods and styles in keeping with the surrounding buildings
Daniel Connal Partnership have an established relationship with the client, having worked successfully with them on a number of previous projects. We were initially appointed as Quantity Surveyors on the project and were subsequently introduced to the Charity Bank, one of the project funders, to monitor the loan they were providing for the project.
We carried out regular certification of the works completed on site and reported to the bank on a monthly basis. This ensured the client was able to drawdown funds as necessary and facilitated the timely completion of the project.