Borders, Midlands and Western Regional Assembly

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The ERDF co-financed Gateways and Hubs Grants Scheme was launched in July 2009 to support projects that contribute to enhancing the attractiveness of the Gateways and Hub Towns as places to live, work and invest in and to improving their development potential through enhancement of the economic, social and environmental conditions of the designated growth centres.

Under the scheme, capital grant assistance of €17.15m has been made available for the NSS Gateways and Hub Towns in the Border, Midlands and Western region.

There are 12 projects in total; each of varying value in terms of grant allocation. Our engineering audit services include:

  1. To study the project specifications prepared by the local authorities and other relevant materials submitted as part of the application and grant claim processes.
  2. To undertake a site visit/inspections of each project on their completion and prior to payment of the final balance by the BMW Regional Assembly.
  3. To liaise with project developers and their professional advisers.
  1. To prepare a report for each project (based on an agreed template format), including an assessment inter alia of:
    1. State of completion of the works, identifying any outstanding works.
    2. Any deviations from the works approved by the Regional Assembly.
    3. Structural soundness in accordance with applicable building regulations.
    4. Compliance with the approved planning permission or Part VIII approval granted for the works.
    5. Compliance with fire safety requirements.
    6. Safety of the structure/works and identification of any outstanding potential public hazards.
    7. Overall assessment of suitability of the structure(s) for their intended purpose, including disabled access.
    8. To make any recommendations arising from the assessment.
    9. Completion of a declaration as to the completeness and independence of the assessment report.

Client

Border, Midlands and Western Regional Assembly

Project Value

€17.5M

Project Duration

16 months

Services Provided

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Borders, Midlands and Western Regional Assembly,

The ERDF co-financed Gateways and Hubs Grants Scheme was launched in July 2009 to support projects that contribute to enhancing the attractiveness of the Gateways and Hub Towns as places to live, work…