The Becketwell Performance Venue is a new multipurpose performance venue in the heart of Derby, designed to provide efficient use of space for concerts, performances and exhibitions. The principles follow that of previously delivered schemes across the UK in order to create a modern performance venue for the city of Derby.
The flexible configuration ensures the venue can be used for a range of events, with the main 3,500 capacity auditorium complemented by a 400-person capacity secondary space which can either support large events or host smaller events in its own right.
The venue forms part of the wider city centre regeneration of the Becketwell area. Core Five were delighted to be appointed as the Cost Consultants (Quantity Surveyors) to work alongside the client, project manager and designers in order to develop the design within the agreed budget and brief which included the following key targets / constraints:
• Construction of a flexible, multi-use venue, tied to clear opera
• An efficient and low cost design solution
• Constraints associated with a sloping site located within the city centre
A key part of our philosophy is to be an active team player that helps ensure the successful delivery of each and every one of our projects. We recognise that control of the construction cost is only part of the cost manager’s role. Enhancing the value of the development and managing our Client’s exposure to risk are similarly critical.
Some key successes in adding value to the Becketwell Performance Venue in Derby include;
• Extensive venue cost experience allowing accurate cost advice throughout the design stages through utilising our extensive benchmarking database
• Deep understanding of key cost drivers for venue operators allowing for detailed advice on design solutions whilst retaining functionally of the space
• Assistance with the business case which was built on our experience from Hull and Swansea arenas giving confidence to early stage feasibility studies
• Detailed Fixtures, Furniture and Equipment schedules and responsibility matrices splits between contractor, developer and operator in order to mitigate any scope issues.