Reinstatement Update 14.10.2019

Development Update (14/10/19)

Doig+Smith, the
construction consultants responsible for the delivery of this project, will now
be creating a regular update for members as things happen to ensure that the
information you get is accurate, up-to-date and comes from an official source.
We hope you agree that this method of communication is the best way for you,
the members, to stay in the loop and feel involved in the refurbishment
process. You can visit Glasgow Golf Club on LinkedIn for our regular updates,
or check either the Website or V1 every second Monday for the same combined up
to date report.

Authorities Update:

associated with Statutory Consents are often a challenge on construction
projects, however applications for Killermont House were submitted early to
mitigate this risk. The result is that dialogue with East Dunbartonshire
Council (EDC) commenced early in the process and is ongoing with both Planning
Department and Building Control. This is despite the recent announcement by EDC
that applications are currently set to take over 3 months rather than the
standard 8 weeks. We are currently on round 3 of discussions with Planning and
Historic and Environment Scotland passed their final comments a few weeks ago
therefore we hope to conclude matters shortly. Planning was originally
submitted based on the design presented to the members which has been well
received by the Council. We have submitted three Building Warrants which have
been registered and allocated a Building Control Officer. Last week we received
the first round of comments for warrants 1 & 2 which were quickly responded
to via the Architect, Wellwood Leslie. The project team continue to work
closely with the Authorities to conclude these approvals and whilst an element
of risk does exist until such time as the formal permissions are granted, the
process continues to progress well.

Update on
Enabling Works:

Thomas Johnstone
commenced work on 22 July 2019 to reinstate the historic Killermont House. This
initial contract specifically targets the demolition and strip out works
required to make the building safe. As you will have seen, this includes the
removal of the two roofs, internal floors and wall linings which as expected
were beyond repair. This enabling works package has been competitively tendered
and the associated works/costs have been approved by the Loss Adjuster and are
covered under the insurance claim. The enabling works remain on program and on
budget with no major concerns to report.

the historic building has provided some challenges for the project team,
however this was to be expected and these issues are being tackled at present,
thanks to an adjustment to the sequence of works. One of the significant
challenges is the requirement for additional support to the masonry walls.
Rather than pay to install temporary propping, the permanent steel and floors
will be progressed ahead of schedule. This will provide necessary support and
allow materials to be craned-in, prior to the commencement of the roof
construction. This new sequence will postpone the roof installation until later
in the year, however this course of action will have a more positive impact on
the overall program and cost. Further asbestos surveys have been undertaken and
small traces of asbestos have been found, but thankfully this does not amount
to anything significant and minor remedial works will be carried out to address

We look forward
to communicating with you over the coming months and if you have any comments
or queries regarding the project, please contact: