Holmes Project Management provide professional project management services in Sussex and surrounding areas for individuals and homeowners who are undertaking restorations, renovations, large extensions or new house building projects and who would like help in achieving the desired outcome. We can offer a one-stop service to completely manage the works from start to finish. Alternatively we can also help supplement your existing knowledge by providing assistance at any key stage along the way.
Starting out on a new project can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What comes first? Who needs what information and when?
At Holmes Project Management we recognise that clients and owners want to retain a level of control to their building projects throughout the process but may lack either expertise or time to provide the necessary input to properly manage a project.
We have the expertise to provide a level of service ranging from either guiding you through the overall process giving help where required, or to take on the whole project from start to finish keeping you informed and engaged throughout.
We are able to provide a full project delivery service at competitive rates by keeping close affiliations with additional specialist designers and consultants who we can bring onto the project as and when required.
Full Project Service - gives you one point of contact and removes the worry of managing the entire project yourself. We can provide this service on an agreed fee basis which will reflect the value, complexity, time scale and particular requirements of your project. This service is most effective when started early in the process so that the design, planning and procurement are all fully co-ordinated allowing the build to progress in a well controlled manner to an agreed budget and programme.
Key Stage Services - enables our services to be hired as needed on a staged basis. This is effective for clients who may need help at certain stages in the build process but want to retain overall control of the project themselves.
You may only want help for instance with tendering and negotiating with the contractors. Alternatively you may need assistance in the design and planning approval process, or in putting together an overall development programme.
In all key areas we will provide sound project management advice and ensure you have access to the additional professional services if necessary to support you through any one or more of the stages as required.
Where Clients have engaged a builder but are not able to keep a close eye on their project, either through lack of time or due to being based away from their project (eg overseas), we are also able to offer a monitoring service to advise and report on a builder's progress and costs from a Client perspective.
KEEPING YOU IN CONTROL ... BY ALLOWING YOU TO CHOOSE THE LEVEL OF INPUT YOU HAVE ON YOUR PROJECT
Working For You
On smaller projects such as extensions or refurbishments we can take the place of a main builder and manage independent trade contractors on your behalf.
On larger projects such as full house builds or major renovation projects we would typically be engaged to manage the overall building process which may also include the appointment of a main builder or contractor, or can again be managed through independent trade contracts.
By remaining independent from the builder and trade contractors and employed directly by you, we make sure that your requirements, whether it be cost, programme or quality related, are incorporated and delivered into the final build.
Initial Project Budgeting
Engaging Architects and Designers
Building Control Submission
Appointing trade contractors
Provide documentation for pricing
Time Planning and Programming
Management of Project Delivery
Management of Specialist Trades
Managing and budgeting changes
Project Cash Flow
Holmes Project Management was founded by Matt Willmott following a successful 25 year career as a project manager, self builder and small scale residential developer. Matt holds a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management and as well as undertaking self build projects, has delivered projects for major companies and developers including Lend Lease, Bovis International, and London 2012 (LOCOG).
" Holmes Project Management are able to draw on current best practice methodology used in major projects and tailor them to suit the needs of smaller and individual self build projects.
This allows us to provide you with access to the best knowledge and planning but charge only for the elements which suit your project needs."
We are pleased to once again to be providing Project Management Advice for Grand Designs Live 'Ask An Expert' section in Excel London in May 2018.