Tatsfield Primary School



Services Provided:

Project Management, Quantity Surveying


Surrey County Council

Baqus were part of a consortium of consultants offering a one-stop professional service to Surrey County Council under a framework agreement. Tatsfield Primary School was the final scheme to be carried out under this particular framework agreement.

We chaired workshops reviewing recently completed projects and subsequently implemented best practice outcomes.   Instigated / managed a project control system incorporating best attributes of Prince2. Held regular Risk and VE workshops to interrogate design decisions. Outcomes became important later when savings were required. Budgeting, using our bespoke schools database, lead to successful cost management without surprises. Our cost plan was updated throughout the design stages, incorporating Value Engineering, costs remained within budget.

All subcontract packages tendered to three sub-contractors from the constructor’s supply chain. The Client put the project on hold. After several months, it proceeded again on a guaranteed maximum price basis. Special contract conditions were agreed which provided for costs of design risk to be carried by the constructor and gave the right to propose changes generating cost savings.

Construction ran smoothly despite a late client decision that the quality of existing topsoil was unsatisfactory for playing surfaces. This was resolved through soil screening and strengthening to avoid import and export of soil. The scheme was completed on time and within budget.