QS – Runcorn Meeting House

Project: Runcorn Meeting House
Project Type: New Build
Project Value: £1.7m
Client Name: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Contractors: Bardsley Construction Ltd
Architect: Frith Williams Architects
Services: Quantity Surveying/ Cost Management
Project Brief:

This project involved the construction of a new two storey church meeting house in Runcorn, comprising chapel, cultural hall, font, meeting rooms together with associated external works, drainage and landscaping.

The Church sees every building as a reflection of their worldwide organisation and therefore it must be built to the highest possible standards. This meeting house was the first of this design and was therefore intended to be a flagship building.

Project Outcome:

The project was delivered on time and the Church was extremely pleased with the finished building and in particular the standard of finish.

Key issues on the project included:

  • Special bricks were required which needed to be manufactured – the prolonged
  • lead-in time had the potential to cause delays and so Glovers enabled out-of-sequence working to take place so that the delay could be mitigated. Putting the spire into position was a complex procedure which required a
  • detailed methodology and risk assessment due to the use of cranes and the impact of the weather.

This meeting house is now a flagship building in the Church’s portfolio and is the benchmark for all future projects of this kind.