30% programme gain by|
third ASDA project
A series of three similar consecutive supermarket projects in Scotland has highlighted how the strategic partnering of key players in a construction team delivers substantial benefits for client and suppliers alike.
Traditionally, construction clients have focused on driving down the contract price by competitive tendering of single projects, however Asda is now taking a longerterm view of capital cost. In this series of new stores, Asda worked through project managers MPM Capita to secure radical improvements in the construction programme and ensure a quality at completion that would get the cash tills ringing.
"Our core business is retailing not construction," explains Asda's store development manager Ian Wightman, "so we're looking to the construction industry for buildings that reflect the needs of our customers and our aspirations to be the leading supermarket retailer. And we need them erected quickly and fully operational at take over."
MPM Capita's technical director Bob Gairns says: "Every project is different, but the key to success is for everyone to keep improving and to use experience to the benefit of all future projects... > click here to read more.
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