In 2005 CIDP engaged WK Nowlan to draft and implement a strategic plan incorporating the design and delivery of a central state-of-the-art campus for deaf people, accommodating all of CIDP’s activities.
The development project comprised a gross floor area of 70,500 Sq. Ft. of new and refurbished accommodation (18,500 Sq. Ft. of refurbished accommodation and 52,000 Sq. Ft. of new accommodation). This was Phase 1 of 3 in the delivery of what is now called the Deaf Village Ireland Masterplan. WK Nowlan also managed the disposal of a €15m property asset in Dublin city to the Rail Procurement Agency as part of the process.
Key Aspects of WK Nowlan Role:
- Project leadership
- Client brief and strategy development
- Property disposal management
- Assembly, appointment and management of masterplan team
- Stakeholder and user group identification and management
- Asset management and property rationalisation
- Legal due-diligence and boundary dispute resolution
- Assembly, appointment and management of design team
- Detailed design and value engineering
- Tendering and contract management
- ‘Construction stage’ client interface and property handover
The project was delivered on time, which allowed for commercial operations of the sports centre and office as programmed.