What we do

Define, Manage, Deliver

Through our combination of Project, Cost and Construction Management services, we provide you with one complete solution throughout the lifecycle of your construction project.

We work with you to define your key objectives for the project, lead and manage the entire construction process from start to finish and deliver your project on time and on budget. ​

Click on the RIBA Plan of Work diagram below to find out more about our services. 

    • Construction Adviser

      Through our in-depth knowledge, experience and expertise we understand every construction project is different and brings its own challenges.  We offer technical advice in relation to all aspects of construction activities, allowing us to effectively support your organisation and ensuring we help deliver the right solution for you.

    • Critical Friend

      We act in a trusted and impartial manner, by examining all aspect of your project through another lens.  By taking the time to fully understand your broader objectives and goals, asking probing questions to ensure we advocate success in your outcomes.

    • Building Asset Assessment

      We have the professional expertise to review, understand and analyse your business' assets to ensure we are developing long term, strategic solutions that are in-line and enhance your growth aspiration plans in the most cost-effective manner, future-proofing your operations.

       

    • Masterplanning

      In some instances, merely expanding your operations will not support your future or potential broader growth aspirations.  However, by working closely and taking the time to truly understand your business, Vitruvius can look at Masterplanning your building assets across the scope of your site, to ensure you are maximising all opportunities. This will align your built environment to your business plan to enhance and future-proof your entire operations.  Enabling maximum flexibility, to allow you to adapt and change with market conditions, with the goal to increase growth prosperity and drive profitability.

    • Initial CDM Advisor

      Vitruvius is fully able to advise on CDM regulation at any point throughout a project.  Whilst the client has the overall responsibility for their project, we have the skills, knowledge a, experience, and training to understand the principal design/contractor roles and duties, or to advise on health and safety requirements and best practice.

    • Other Professional Services
      • Commercial Accounting
      • Expert Witness
      • Fund Monitoring
      • Dispute Management
      • Claim Preparation
      • Extension of Time & Loss and Expense
      • Dispute Resolution
      • Project Evaluation
      • Funding Advice
      • Project Audits
      • Capital Allowance Reporting
      • Mediation
    • Project Planning

      From the outset of a project we work with our clients to better understand the outcomes of their project. Once this is understood we carefully plan and develop a procurement strategy which includes the appropriate form of consultant appointment documents, construction contracts, trade contracts and warranty documentation that supports these desired outcomes, reduces risk, and maximises project value.

    • Programme Management

      Acting as programme manager, Vitruvius will take the responsibility for co-ordinating a projects outputs and capabilities, in order to deliver project benefits. We provide a structured framework to co-ordinate, communicate, align, manage and control the activities, to aid successful delivery. Our approach to programme management is to provide our clients with proactive monitoring of progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action where required.

    • Design Management

      We recognise a key element of project success is through the management and co-ordination of the professional design and consultant team. Vitruvius is experienced in utilising various project management tools to deliver a collaborative and fully integrated design solution.

    • Tender Management & Negotiation

      Our approach to tender management is to fully consider the desired outcome of the project before you procure. We will support our clients in developing the right procurement strategy and setting a solid foundation of comprehensive planning and robust management. This includes advising and co-ordinating the development of appropriate tender documentation, pre-qualification and short listing of building contractors, managing the clarification process and qualifying tenders. Using our vast experience and knowledge of the built environment, we support our clients in achieving best value outcomes.       

    • Other Professional Services
      • Bid Management
      • CDM Advice
      • Consultant Appointment & Procurement
      • Feasibility Studies & Master Planning
      • Site Investigations & Planning
      • Technical Advice
      • Employers Agent
    • Delivery Planning

      From the outset of a project we work with our clients to better understand the outcomes of their project. Once this is understood we carefully plan and develop a procurement strategy which includes the appropriate form of consultant appointment documents, construction contracts, trade contracts and warranty documentation that supports these desired outcomes, reduces risk, and maximises project value.

    • CDM Advisor

      Vitruvius is fully able to advise on CDM Regulations at any point throughout a project. Whilst the client has the overall responsibility for their project, we have the skills, knowledge, experience and training to undertake the Principal Designer/Contractor roles and duties, or to advise on health and safety requirements and best practice.

    • Principal Contractor

      The client must appoint a Principal Contractor for each notifiable project under the CDM Regulations. Vitruvius can undertake the role of the principal contractor to properly plan, manage and co-ordinate the works to ensure the safe management of the site. This process starts during the pre-construction phase where we can develop the construction sequencing with the design team to minimise the clients exposure to health & safety and environmental risks.

    • Construction Monitoring

      We provide a construction monitoring service to facilitate quality control and programme assessment. Periodic inspections and reporting are undertaken throughout the construction phase.

    • Contract Administration

      We act as contract administrator on behalf of our clients to successfully manage the execution of a project's building contract.

      Our forward-thinking approach and attention to detail ensures that construction phase delivery is well co-ordinated, planned and managed. We have the knowledge and skills to understand contractual provisions and know how to apply them, in addition to our role of determining applications, authorising payments, settling final account.

    • Other Professional Services
      • Technical Advisor
      • Construction Manager
      • Employers Agent
      • Health & Safety Plans
      • Site Logistics Planning
      • Programme Manager
      • O&M Manual Preparation
    • Cost Planning

      We offer cost planning services from project feasibility, all the way through to handover. Our cost management software assures clients that the project costs will be controlled, and budget allocation optimised.

    • Contract Administration

      We act as contract administrator on behalf of our clients to successfully manage the execution of a project's building contract.

      Our forward-thinking approach and attention to detail ensures that construction phase delivery is well co-ordinated, planned and managed. We have the knowledge and skills to understand contractual provisions and know how to apply them, in addition to our role of determining applications, authorising payments, settling final account.

    • Quantity Surveying

      Our team has extensive experience of providing expert cost management advice to clients, across all market sectors. We provide flexible monthly accounting and efficient cost reporting at all stages of a project, as well as procurement and tendering advice. Through effective commercial management we seek to minimise the costs and enhance the value of delivery.

    • Procurement & Contract Advice

      From the outset of a project we work with our clients to better understand the outcomes of their project, once this is understood we carefully plan and develop a procurement strategy which includes the appropriate form of consultant appointment documents, construction contracts, trade contracts and warranty documentation that supports these desired outcomes, reduces risk, and maximises project value.

    • Other Professional Services

      Feasibility Studies

      Budget Appraisal

      Bills of Quantities

      Cash Flow Forecasting

      Commercial Reporting

      Contract Preparation

      Design Change Control

      Life Cycle Costing

      Tender Evaluation

      Interim & Final Accounts

      Fund Monitoring

      Value Engineering

If you’re concerned about the extra cost appointing Vitruvius will add to your overall budget, don’t be, through competitive bidding, contract negotiation, value engineering, reduced change orders and reduction in build time, we normally reduce overall project costs well in excess of our fees.

"Our ability to put a plan together and to deliver the required outcomes for the project is based on us being able to recognise the skills that are required and to build a delivery team specifically for that project."

Read more about our approach

Providing commercial and project management support to Fitness First, Stroud

Vitruvius made sure the works complied with planning conditions and brought in an associate consultant who specialises in leisure developments to ensure that the acoustic specification between the gym and neighbouring multiplex cinema was correct. As it turned out the proposed specification form the landlord would not have been up to the correct specification which could have led to operational issues for the gym.

Vitruvius gave us peace of mind, and ensured a truly professional outcome.
Adam Phillips Anytime Fitness Owner, Stroud

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