HMP Winchester

Faithful+Gould provided client representative services for the new kitchen and perimeter wall repairs at HMP Winchester.

The project consisted of the demolition of the existing ancillary buildings and construction of a new 830m2 modern kitchen and the Victorian brick perimeter wall, which was in need of extensive repair.

The project was the second Ministry of Justice project to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) and was let through the constructors strategic alliance on a design and build basis. The project was tendered on a Level 2 BIM requirement and the tender documents specified the client’s BIM requirements in respect of level of detail and what was expected to be included in the model. The tenderers’ BIM capability was one of the factors considered in the tender assessment and the period each required to reach COBie Drop Level 3 to tie in with the agreed maximum price.

Use of BIM on the project has resulted in far fewer on site clashes, better planning and programming of the works, less wastage and has assisted with attaining savings expected from the Ministry of Justice's 'Lean Programming'.

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