Consultant appointed to four big jobs for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea


Consultant Sweett has landed roles on four projects with a combined value of £30m in west London.

All four projects are for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and include the £1m-plus refurbishment of the Victorian-era Chelsea Old Town Hall on King’s Road.

Other projects include the refurbishment of Colville Primary school, and the redevelopment of North Kensington Day Care and Community Hub and North Kensington Library and Youth Centre.

The projects will commence on site in winter 2016, with all four due to complete by summer 2019.

Sweett Group will provide project management, employer’s agent and quantity surveying services on the projects via the NHS Shared Business Services Framework, which is open to all public bodies.

The wins come after Sweett was appointed to a £130m redevelopment programme for two hospitals by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in August, acting as project manager, quantity surveyor and CDM co-ordinator.

The firm was also recently appointed by Amec Foster Wheeler and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide services for three projects for Westminster City council worth a combined £100m.

Sweett will provide quantity surveying services on the projects, which include a mixed-use development with a school and a private rented sector residential tower, as well as another mixed-use scheme comprising a library and nine luxury apartments.

Last month Sweett agreed to sell its Asia Pacific division to rival consultant Currie & Brown for £9.3m in cash.

The sale included Sweett’s operations across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.