The strength and flexibility of Powerproject was demonstrated in a recent £67 million development project that Durkan undertook for Southern Housing Group.
Patrick and his team had just 139 weeks to deliver a four block, 354-home scheme in Ilford. Not only did they meet this ambitious timeline – they actually delivered two out of four blocks ahead of schedule, leading to Patrick being crowned Gold Medallist at the 2020 UK Construction Manager of the Year Awards.
Throughout the project, Patrick combined innovative techniques and Powerproject’s capabilities to ensure the development could be delivered quickly and cost efficiently.
“It was an extremely tight and aggressive programme, but we used Powerproject to manage resourcing,” Patrick explains. “I had a good team around me, and we had the right planning and project management software to enhance productivity, speed and efficiency.”
From the outset, careful planning was required to ensure construction ran smoothly. The site had only one access route, which was close to both the busy North Circular Road and a local supermarket.
“We used Powerproject to manage access to the site, ruling out certain times where traffic would be heavy, or the road would be blocked with delivery lorries,” Patrick shares. “This meant the programme ran smoothly, and it also helped with local relations, as our machinery wasn’t preventing access to nearby facilities.”