Faithful+Gould Regenerates the Tees Valley

Dale Potts
Faithful+Gould's Stockton office is providing Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Construction Design Management (CDM) services for the prestigious Temenos structure in Middlehaven.

Faithful+Gould was appointed by Tees Valley Regeneration (TVR) to provide Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Construction Design Management (CDM) services for the Temenos structure, which is the first of five revolutionary sculptures planned as part of the £15 million Tees Valley Giants programme.

Faithful+Gould is well placed to deliver challenging and complex projects such as Temenos, which are transforming urban environments, by drawing upon their vast experience in this area. As in most regeneration projects the Temenos scheme will involve Faithful+Gould tailoring a complex blend of skills to combine masterplanning expertise with detailed knowledge of project funding, the political ‘climate’ and the drivers and constraints which affect both public and private sector bodies, to successfully deliver the scheme on time and to budget.

Mark Hopgood, regional director at Faithful+Gould and project manager for Temenos, said:

"Having been on TVR's consultants' framework for the past four years, Faithful+Gould has developed an excellent reputation for project managing new and innovative regeneration projects with varying funding streams and public and private sector stakeholders. We have developed an excellent working relationship with TVR’s staff and partners who are located only 300 meters away from our Stockton office. This project is particularly significant to Faithful+Gould and we are excited to be a part of regenerating the Tees Valley."

Joe Docherty, chief executive of TVR, said:

"We have worked hard to bring this huge art project to the Tees Valley and to have this calibre of artist working on not just one, but five monumental pieces is a resounding result for the area. Temenos will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Transporter Bridge as a landmark for future generations and put the Tees Valley firmly on the map.

"We are pleased to have the project management, quantity surveying and CDM expertise of Faithful+Gould behind the Temenos project. It is great to know we are working with a local company whose team are equally as passionate about this as we are and with a great track record working on other regeneration projects."

Faithful+Gould commenced work on the project in January 2007 at the feasibility stage. The project is due to start on site in autumn this year, with completion in summer 2009.