Harvey Norman, Ireland

Faithful+Gould was appointed to provide project management and engineering consultancy services to Harvey Norman's New Stores Programme throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Services included: Project management, cost consultancy, project supervision design process / planning supervision, structural engineering, fire safety engineering. The project involved fitting out retail stores varying in size between 10,000ft2 to 53,000ft2 over a 10 week programme. This included: The management of the main contractor works, data, electrical and mechanical installations, fixtures and fittings, external and internal signage, and direct contractors works, liaison with utilities, telecoms, and the Fire Safety Consultant, co-ordinating the completion of the developer's works.

Faithful+Gould was also responsible for obtaining all statutory approvals which included planning permission, fire safety approval as well as landlord's approvals. Key challenges included: Coordination of developer's / landlord's works to suit Harvey Norman's requirements, phasing of the works to allow the early installation of point of sale, data and IT systems, coordinating furniture and fixture deliveries from Australia, fit out programme of just 10 weeks, coordination of Harvey Norman's stocking in period, obtaining landlord and statutory approvals, coordinating utilities connections.

Our knowledge of the statutory approval procedure helped Harvey Norman achieve planning permission ahead of the fit out programme. Our in-house building surveying team completed a schedule of condition surveys for Harvey Norman. We also completed dilapidation schedules for several existing sites.