South Quay Plaza


BA Pension Trustees Ltd.

Project context:

£2.9M; DMA provided design & build and Principal Contractor; 40 week program to existing 15  floor, occupied building

Project Scope:

  • Electrical: Lighting & Power, HV/LV switchgear & distribution, data, BMS, re-Location of electrical infrastructure
  • Mechanical: A/C, ventilation, drainage, plumbing, gas mains.
  • Builders Works: construction & demolition, civils & fit-out


DMA delivery partners: Customers professional advisers:
CDM/designForeman Roberts Foreman Roberts (design)
Construction design: GPM2 Design Ltd Morrow & Lorraine
 Structural Engineers:   Knapp Hicks & Partners Ltd Waterman Group
Civils & Construction:  Fenrose Ltd n/a
Builders Works:   Merit Building Services Ltd n/a
Project Manager:  DMA GVA Second London Wall
Quantity surveyor  DMA Gardiner Theobald


Major supplier challenge:

At a critical stage during the active construction phase, the nominated Italian supplier of 2x HV transformers suffered business liquidity issues that threatened no-delivery as worst case or significant delivery delays as best case scenario.

Remedial actions:

The DMA team proactively engaged with our customer, their advisers and the affected supplier to find robust remedial solutions, including impact reduction by specifying and installing alternative temporary HV transformers that maintained the projects critical path and mitigated impact to existing occupiers.

Customer benefits

  • Swift proactive and remedial support
  • Transparent and collaborative remedial dialogue with all stakeholders
  • Remedial design and cost impact containment
  • Direct engagement with the nominated supplier & swift sourcing of alternative temporary transformers
  • No adverse impact to existing occupiers
  • DMA’s in-house HV design capability via our technical services director
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