Unrivalled Project Experience & Expertise
The variety of the projects we handle are both significant and varied, from city centre regeneration to international to the construction of international leisure villages.
Our experience lies principally in the commercial offices, leisure, retail, residential and public sectors, where we apply the very best project control techniques implemented by experienced and fully qualified Project Managers and Chartered Quantity Surveyors, etc.
Our list of retail clients covers both food and non-food operators, as well as multi-use retail developments, and include the following:
Nuneaton Town Centre re-development
West Bromwich Town Centre re-development
Barnstable Retail Park
Reading Town Centre re-development
Star City Birmingham
Community Retail Development Abbots Langley
Eastleigh Retail Park
Working with these clients we have managed a wide range of projects. Our work has included major new build projects with values in excess of £30 million, where we have been instrumental in managing complex land assembly exercises including highways and service diversions, major construction works including the fitting-out and handing over to operations.
We have managed a diverse range of extension and refurbishment projects in trading stores where careful management of disruption was critical to the success of the delivery.
We have also acted for clients taking up new leases in developer-built shells, advising on the development agreement, lease specifications, auditing the developer’s base build, managing change and performing project management duties for the fit-out, including occupation by retail operations.
Retail Case Studies
Asda Stores Ltd
Rose has worked with Asda since 1997, following selection into their partnering framework. Throughout this period, we have actively contributed to improving speed of delivery and reducing cost through innovation and continuous improvement.
Build times for new stores has reduced from 27 weeks (from commencement of steel) to as little as 17 weeks, and considerable cost savings have been realised through challenging the brief and value engineering.
Working with other consultants we have developed best practice documents and processes that have facilitated these results including snag free handovers and minimal disruption to trading stores.
To date, Rose has successfully completed in excess of 130 projects, including new builds, developer shell schemes, extensions, refurbishments and petrol filling stations.
Rope Walk, Nuneaton
This redevelopment of Nuneaton Town Centre includes 20,000 square metres of retail space on two floors, around a central mall with provision for 500 cars in a new multi-storey car park. Tenants include TK Maxx, Next and JJB.
Material sourced locally to provide local ‘street’ theme
Somerfield appointed Rose as one of three companies to provide Consultant Project Management Services nationwide.
The appointment formed an integral part of the restructuring, which Somerfield implemented in their property services department – the intention being to create a greater retail focus on the delivery of their format store in an ongoing rollout across their chain.
The appointment called on the retail experience and expertise of Rose to provide consistent solutions to each project, allowing Somerfield to concentrate on core business activities, and ensure smooth delivery with minimum disruption.
This B&Q Superstore is part of the Vale Hundreds Retail Park. The development is on the site of old railway sidings, necessitating extensive land remediation works. Rose acted as Project Manager and Cost Consultant, taking responsibility for delivering the project on time and to budget.
The role included extensive liaison with the incoming tenant, from assisting the developer in agreeing the Agreement for Lease and managing tenants’ changes during the construction process. Dealing with adjoining owners, both before and during construction, ensured a smooth transition from derelict land to one of Aylesbury’s premier retail destinations.
Extensive soil stabilisation and remediation
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village
Phase one of the project comprised the construction of a new designer outlet village of approximately 6,000 square metres. The village-style pedestrianised mall includes a total of 40 stores of top quality fashion names including Ralph Lauren, DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger.
The outlet is supplemented by restaurants, children’s play area and themed visitor centre, with parking for 750 cars and more than 30 coaches.
Rose was appointed as Project Managers and Cost Consultants for the scheme, delivering the project on time and within budget.
Already recognised as Scotland’s premier outlet village, it will be supplemented by a further 3,700 square metres, following completion of Phase 2.
Major cut and fill exercise
Innovative surface water solution
Early retail occupation
Design and fitting-out of Chanel’s flagship store in Madrid.
Rose successfully completed the fit-out of Chanel’s boutique in Madrid, acting as local Architects, Project, Construction and Move Managers. The shell was fitted-out in accordance with the concept developed by Peter Marino and Associates of New York. The fit-out was finished on time, in nearly two months of intensive work during the summer months.
The project invokes a strong presence, a very refined design and a very high level of quality demanded by the client.
Refined, high quality concept
Integrated design/management approach
Management of European wide suppliers
The commercial sector includes a number and variety of ownership scenarios a number of segments and ownership situations, from small owner-occupied developments through to speculative office developments, retail parks, city centre headquarters and mixed-use developments, to name a few.
As sustainability and environmental issues become of ever-increasing importance a significant number of commercial developments are taking place within the context of mixed-use developments, often on brown field sites which can be particularly challenging.
Access to developable land is a further complication which provides a challenge and which has fostered the growth in public-private partnerships, as land owners in the public sector seek to add value to their portfolio or estate.
In addition the Planning process is becoming ever more challenging and Rose have developed an expertise in working closely with Planning Consultants in order to manage this process as efficiently as possible.
At Rose, we have considerable experience in all aspects of the commercial sector working alongside clients such as Akkeron Group, Muse Developments, SJS Property Management, Cordwell and ABF on speculative developments, as well as developments which have been promoted as partnerships between public and private sector stakeholders.
Whether a project involves new build, refurbishment or fit-out, we are able to provide professional services to cover all aspects of any project.
Commercial Case Studies
Multi Storey Car Park, Portobello Street Sheffield
Development of 535 space carpark let to QPark with associated retail frontage.
Constrained City Centre Site
Significant Demolition / Archaeological Issues
High Quality Finish
Extensive Co-ordination works with City-wide electronic carpark management system
Completed in 2010, on time and to budget
Hewlett Packard, Amen Corner, Bracknell
We were responsible for the project management of the design and construction of Hewlett-Packard’s new-build 23,250 square metre Bracknell headquarters from reclamation works (previously it was a landfill site) to completion.
First 3-storey Hewlett Packard UK owned building
ADC Krone, Tewkesbury Business Park
Construction of 2-storey warehouse/production building with internal offices, including fitting-out and all associated external works.
High proportion of office space fitted-out to a high standard
Specialist training and R&D facility requirements
Bespoke reception furniture
Rainwater harvesting and solar hot water
Lime stabilisation ground treatment works
Ecology management of Great Crested Newts
Sun Microsystems, UK
Rose was appointed as Facilities Consultant, assisting the management of Sun Microsystems in outsourcing their facilities management function in the UK and Ireland. The fundamental aspect of the project was establishing what Sun required from the new outsourced facilities solution, and Rose facilitated this in order to generate a clear vision.
Rose specified the services, managed the tender process and worked with the selected supplier throughout mobilisation to ensure that all the new systems and processes were suitably implemented. Rose also created a facilities business plan for the group; defining a vision, goals and activities designed to develop the group into a market leading service.
Facilities business planning
Compaq Computer, Wood Street
The project involved the relocation of approximately 700 staff from three existing locations in London to a new London HQ on the 4th, 5th, 16th and 17th floors of 88 Wood Street. All 700 staff moved in one weekend over the May Bank Holiday.
Relocation of 700 staff over the bank holiday weekend
Relocation of computer demonstration area, including ten server racks
Communication programme with neighbourhood representatives, in conjunction with HOK
Management of clearance of all furniture and equipment from vacated buildings
Dell Computers, Montpellier, France
Rose were appointed as Project Managers and Cost Consultants for Dell Computer Corporation on their new 3-storey Sales and Technical Support Call Centre in Montpellier, France. The first phase of the project consisted of 6,500 square metres of office space for 770 staff and replaced their previous smaller facility.
Managing local design team
Integrating new IT into existing system
Detailed negotiations with Public Authorities
80 Cheapside, Liverpool Victoria
Refurbishment of two floors totalling 12,000 square feet for Liverpool Victoria’s London office, including interior finishes and office furniture.
Complete turnkey operation, undertaken in two phases.
NERC HQ, Swindon
Conversion of cellular offices to open plan for 230 staff. Work included external courtyard works, installation of bridge and tented structure. Rose provided space planning and furniture selection services. Rose also ran workshops with the staff to address concerns about open plan and to develop the final space plan.
Workshops to address ‘new ways of working’ in open plan
With their existing lease coming to an end, Oracle were looking to improve efficiencies within their organisation. With more home working and generally less time spent in the office, the way we all work is constantly changing. Within Oracle this gave them an opportunity to tailor their building to suit their needs. In Denmark this allowed them to move from 7,000 square metres to 3,000 square metres – offering a considerable cost saving.
Converting a tired concrete prefab office into an exciting environment for a company rated within the top ten places to work in Denmark!
No one has their own desk, not even the Country Manager
Heated by the city’s rubbish, as the building is connected to a new incinerator which requires cooling
Shell Centre, Southbank
Rose were appointed to initially undertake the refurbishment of Shell Centre whilst remaining occupied and were then retained to act as the Project Manager for the feasibility study and planning application.
Together with International Architects Zeidler Roberts and Arup Associates, a scheme for 35,000m² of Offices and a 25,000m² of Shopping and Entertainment Centre to be housed below the Piazza with a Glazed atrium roof .
The design established uses on the site and the delivery was futher enhanced when Shell engaged Lend lease as their development Partner with further conceptual and Urban Planning advice from the renowned Public Realm Architect Eric Khune.
Rose managed the process with Shell to the point where circumstances changed significantly and Shell's appetite for redevelopment waned. Today the above ground redevelopment is being completed following the deal with Canary Wharf.
Listed elements within the scheme
Shell Centre had to remain operational throughout the development
Significant below ground work
Enabling IT Contract
We have acted for hotel and leisure clients including operators, hoteliers, end users and developers working on both new build and refurbishment projects within the UK and mainland Europe.
This includes landmark Leisure centres for Heron City in Europe and Star City in Birmingham, as well as indoor arenas and music venues.
As Project Managers we bring delivery expertise to the team thorough an understanding of our clients’ business needs and objectives, and understand and appreciate sector trends and operational requirements of our clients.
We recognise the need to manage, which by its very nature changes to meet operational demands, in order that we deliver a completed development which meets the needs of both the developer, tenants or end user.
Leisure Case Studies
Premier Travel Inn
Rose provided project management services for the Premier Inn hotel brand.
We recently completed 8 new build hotels – one of which, the 276 room Kings Cross Hotel, is the largest in their portfolio.
Rose have completed 10 hotel developments including Heathrow and City Airport, increasing the brand profile of what has been the fastest growing hotel offering over the recent years in its sector.
City centre sites
Turnkey solutions including direct orders
Fast Track Programme
Swan Centre, Eastleigh
The Swan Centre is an existing shopping complex located in Eastleigh.
The development occupies the site to the side of the existing centres car park.
The scheme includes a nine-screen cinema, 20-lane bowling complex, a number of A1 and A3 units which are all accessed from a new external concourse, and a new 300-space car park.
Belgrade Plaza, Coventry
This mixed redevelopment within the city centre includes the provision of multi-storey car park, one budget hotel, one luxury hotel, casino, retail and residential units.
Extension to existing car park
Tight constraints on listed building and ring road
Integration with infrastructure works
The VTP200 is the first vertiplex in the world, combining leisure and attractions in one unique development. At 200m in height, it will be one of the tallest buildings in the UK.
5 extreme rides at the top
18,000ft observation deck
The first of its type in the world
Adventure World, Warsaw
Rose have been appointed as Client Advisor for this prestigious project in Poland, which will become the first large resort development in the country.
Ameristar Casinos, Cardiff Bay
Rose Project Services were appointed as Project and Cost Managers for a new generation of regional casinos to align with the new legislation proposed for the UK. The offer includes live entertainment music venues and themed bars/restaurants with a value of £325 million.
International design team
State of the art resort architecture
Casino track programme
Heron City, Las Rozas, Madrid
The Heron City concept was authentically innovative with regard to existing products in the Spanish market, and in line with the most advanced trends.
The project has been published by the ULI (USA) as a symptomatic example of the first siting in Europe of an entertainment centre of the famous fifth generation.
Its singularity lies in being the first development with a character of open urban space for the local inhabitants, the existence of corporate tenants of a high quality, the extensive use of publicity and marketing, and finally, the participation of international assessors (like Rose) in the leisure sector.
The scheme included a Multiplex AMC cinema with 24 screens, an FEC, a gym and a wide variety of bars and restaurants in a commercial area of 22,600 square metres and with more than 2,000 parking spaces.
The conceptual design was produced by the firm KMD of North American Architecture, with ample experience in the leisure sector on a worldwide level.
Blend of US and Spanish Architects
Complex power upgrades and show lighting
Heron City had to accommodate extremes of temperature
Star City, Birmingham
Star City is a new generation of urban entertainment centres created by a joint venture with the help of American architects, the Jerde Partnership.
The scheme included a 30-screen cinema, bowling and an exciting mix of family leisure, themed restaurants and bars.
Initial remediation contract
Largest cinema in the UK
International design team managed by Rose
Garden Ring, Moscow
An integrated leisure, entertainment and retail complex in the heart of Moscow, Rose completed the management of the set-up and contracts with the scheme delivered in conjunction with Rose Iberica.
Multi-national design team
First of its kind in Moscow
Major transport infrastructure
Brighton International Arena Ltd
New international ice and event arena designed to accommodate ice events and concert promotions. Situated on the last remaining seafront site in Brighton.
Adjacent to SSI
Almost 100% site coverage
Extensive community interest
Unique business model
An integral part of Brighton’s seafront strategy
Working in this sector involves dealing with multiple stakeholders; government bodies, funders, developers and tenants.
At Rose we have extensive experience of working closely with this mix of parties to deliver improved results.
Many of these projects are now procured via some form of PFI or PPP route rather than through direct government or local authority funding, and typically involve refurbishing or redeveloping buildings or estates suffering from past under-investment.
Rose can bring a wide range of its services to a public sector project, from a ‘one-stop shop’ service through any mix of our core skills of quantity surveying, project management, building surveying, risk and value management, to strategic PFI/PPP services and project monitoring.
Example Rose Consulting Public Sector Case Studies
Coventry City Council
Rose were appointed to review a range of services provided by external suppliers and establish a new way of working through Service Level Agreements that will ultimately generate mutual efficiencies.
Short timescale for exercise
Bespoke document creation
Strong liaison role
St. Hughs School, Oxfordshire
Refurbishment of the existing school hall used for everything from assemblies to theatre productions, choir rehearsals, teaching, and a venue for exams as well as parents’ evenings. This ‘Swiss Army Knife’ specification, as it became known, had to be easily operated by the teachers and therefore required a high degree of automation which included pre-programmed lighting levels, electrical operated retractable seating, lighting bars and generally simply plug in and play operations.
The project involved:
Demolition of the existing solid stage and installation of a new floor
A total rewire
Installation of ventilation and extraction, including heating and free air cooling
Replacement retractable seating
New theatre lighting, sound system, and hearing aid integration
New de-mountable stage
Replacement external doors and windows
Chetham’s School of Music
Rose were appointed as Project Managers by the world famous Chetham’s School of Music to assist in the development of a new accommodation block and Conference Centre on an adjacent site.
The site was archaeologically challenging. The original site is medieval, which later developed into an old bombsite. This required two phases in the development of the site.
Cleaning and constructing took twelve months. The complex was initially built as accommodation for the school, but also had to be built to provide a commercial conference centre.
Rose were responsible for developing the brief for all the project requirements from the design process, through to the appointment of consultants. Rose also managed the construction through to completion.
The project was delivered to the client on time and on budget.
Medieval site with archaeological interest
Bomb site from Second World War
Adjacent to Medieval structure
Environment Centre for Wales, Bangor
A landmark building for the University – built within the campus through the demolition of old building stock.
The building was designed to bring together various environmental studies and create a new entrance to the Science Site, as well as creating a sense of place with more public space and better site utilization.
It was also designed to meet the exacting standards of ‘BREEAM Excellent’ as an example of good quality sustainable construction.
BREEAM Excellent accreditation
Design and Build Contract
Research facility comprising laboratories, offices, reference areas and seminar rooms
City of Liverpool Lighting
A 3-stage programme to light up prominent buildings in Liverpool as part of a strategy to radically improve the quality and appearance of the City centre environment, which in turn generated more investment, more visitors and economic activity.
Funding from Objective One, WNDA and SRB programme
Example Rose Consulting Caribbean Case Studies
Development of a 15,000 sq ft luxury residence and guest villa on the beach in Antigua.
Very high quality
Extensive ecological measures to reduce carbon footprint.
Capable of operating off grid
Development of a 25,000 sq ft luxury residence with ancillary accommodation and sea defences on the West Coast of Barbados.
Very high quality
Extensive coordination with foreign suppliers and subcontractors
56 beachfront apartments and penthouses on a four and half acres site on the West Coast of Barbados with 700 ft of secluded beach.
Settlers Beach, Barbados
Development of a private estate of 11 beachfront villas and communal pool. Full pre-contract services completed, but scheme postponed due to market downturn.
Park Hyatt, St. Kitts
Contract advisor to developer on US$80m resort, comprising a 300 key 5-star resort with world class residential, recreational and dining facilities at Banana Bay on the stunning south-east peninsula of the Island.
Grenada Co-op Premier Banking Facility
Construction of new headquarters and banking centre for one of Grenada’s leading banks – EC$16m.
IDB Headquarters, Barbados
QS for new multimillion dollar headquarters building, scheduled for completion in 2011.
This new multi-story, state-of-the-art structure will be tsunami and earthquake resistant.
CDB Headquarters Redevelopment
Development of a US$40m Masterplan for the redevelopment of the existing headquarters in Barbados using an international team.
Scheme currently being reviewed and adapted for Covid 19 provisions.
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Barbados
Barbados’ first mixed-use lifestyle centre covers 10 acres and includes approximately 85,000 sq ft of retail space as well as 56 planned residences — a mix of apartments, penthouses and townhouses.
Limegrove incorporates over seventy-five luxury branded designer retail stores, gourmet restaurants, cafes, an art gallery, cinemas, and a fitness centre and spa.