The architect


Building Design Partnership in Glasgow has been responsible for development of the ITREZ masterplan and the concept and design of the first family of buildings, Technology and Innovation Centre and inovo. The TIC and inovo will each bring together academics and leading research and industry groups, fundamentally the design concept looks to create a high quality environment which can accommodate flexible working patterns, team working and will inspire collaboration in a formal and informal sense.
inovo has a contemporary four sided form which when allied to a highly efficient central core space, advanced building envelope and low energy services provides a consistent high quality of naturally lit flexible office space engaging with its city centre location. Our design approach understands that successful workplaces are no longer just about the office environment, but are about creating distinctive, vibrant and inspiring places in which people can meet, interact, entertain and do business.

Gardener & Theobald

Project Managers: Gardiner & Theobald

The Project Manager

Established in 1840, Gardiner & Theobald (G&T) has become a leading independent property and construction consultancy providing clients with innovative solutions and value for money, taking ownership of a project and becoming the key point of contact from inception to completion.

Having been established in Scotland for over 45 years, with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, G&T has built their project management team from people with expertise in all sectors of the property and construction industry that have extensive knowledge of the local market. G&T has developed a successful working relationship with both the University of Strathclyde and Scottish Enterprise over a number of years and were appointed on the landmark TIC/Inovo development in 2010.

Leading a multi-disciplinary team, G&T have managed this project through the design, procurement and construction phases, with practical completion on the Inovo project scheduled for August 2013.

The Cost Manager

Established in 1840, Gardiner & Theobald (G&T) has become a leading independent property and construction consultancy offering a range of services for public and private sector clients.

As cost managers on the TIC/Inovo project G&T proactively manage construction costs, from initial feasibility to final account, ensuring best value for the University of Strathclyde and Scottish Enterprise.

Having worked for both clients on a number of previous commission, G&T's cost managers had an in-depth understanding of their business goals, allowing them to champion the project delivery and empower business decisions with their depth of construction knowledge and utilising rigorous cost control systems.

G&T has been actively involved in managing all cost aspects of the Inovo project from the initial brief stage. Cost plans have evolved through the various design stages until tender, and thereafter, regular cost reports have been issued during construction to closely monitor the costs against the agreed budget.

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The CDM Co-Ordinator

Gardiner & Theobald Project Safety (GTPS) believe that the CDM Co-ordinator is not a single person, but a team of personnel with different experience and technical expertise, led by a 'lead' CDM Co-ordinator.

CDM Coordinators help to ensure that construction projects deliver good value and are safe to build, to use and maintain. GTPS achieve this by providing advice to project teams and facilitating in-depth consideration of the health and safety implications of the design. This has the effect of making it easier to deliver projects to time, cost and quality.

GTPS are providing CDM Co-ordinator Services on the Inovo building. To date this has involved liaison with the client, making them aware of their duties under the CDM Regulations 2007 and obtaining relevant information pertaining to the site. GTPS have also been working with the design team and the Principal Contractor to minimise and control risk throughout design and construction phases.

The project is currently due for completion in August 2013 where the Health & Safety File containing key elements of residual risk will be handed over to the client.