Cosham Interchange, Portsmouth


Commercial, Residential

Services Provided:

Project Management, Quantity Surveying, CDM Consultancy


First Wessex

BAQUS were appointed for the construction of a multi-storey mixed tenure building, which includes the provision of 84 new dwellings including associated communal areas and external works, along with the construction of two ground floor retail units. The building is located on a prime site within the centre of Cosham, immediately adjacent to local amenities and public transport links.

The site location presented several challenges to overcome, including the close proximity of the adjoining railway line, public highway, bus interchange and existing occupied multi-storey office buildings. These issues were resolved by undertaking regular Design Review and CDM review meetings, at which the Principal Contractor, Designers, CDM Co-ordinator and Client were present.

The project was subject to public sector procurement regulations and Baqus managed the whole process for PHA/First Wessex from placing the OJEU advert, originating the scoring system and, with the client, marking contractor’s applications for shortlisting, arranging interviews, notifying results and giving feedback to unsuccessful applicants.