Prime Minister David Cameron met Capita project director David Robertson when he visited the newly redeveloped Shirley Baptist Church in Birmingham recently.
Capita provided project management, cost management, clerk of works and CDMC services on the £2m redevelopment which comprised new church halls and community facilities including a purpose built sports hall, a range of function and activity rooms, administrative offices, and a bespoke charity counselling suite.
The two Davids discussed the history of the redevelopment, which is part of the much larger Parkgate town centre regeneration scheme, and some of the challenges that the project had faced.
The redeveloped church has been well received by the local community and is already proving to be a popular venue for community activities. Its coffee shop in particular is already proving to be a local hub.
David Robertson says: “Given the charitable nature of the project, cost certainty was essential, alongside an absolute requirement for the project to be completed on time to allow activities to be disrupted for the minimum period of time and to meet funding deadlines.”
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