HMRC’s existing estate was rationalised down to four sites totalling 1.6 million sq ft, all benefiting from a full life-of-asset management service post construction.
NEP retained responsibility for all life cycle replacement activities and worked with its project supply chain to deliver continuously available facilities to the highest standards of operational performance. NEP also took responsibility for the design and installation of the complex ICT infrastructure at the key Longbenton site, including completing the interconnections between buildings.
The initial procurement construction delivery was undertaken on a multi-site and multi-phase basis. Detailed phasing of construction was critical to developing the optimum decanting methodology for the client’s operations from its existing facilities into the new.
During the course of the project, NEP via its project supply chain successfully relocated 16,000 staff without a single day of unscheduled loss of operations.
Environmental management systems met the requirements of ISO 14001 and all the new buildings were awarded a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.
The strategic importance of the development demanded a flexible, high quality design that would support the client’s changing business needs.
The Estate was sold to Amec Pension Fund in 2008.
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
Department for Work & Pensions