Huntly to Greenmyres Path Development 2019


Huntly and District Development Trust (HDDT) is an ambitious community-owned company and charity working with others to make Huntly and District a better place to live, work and visit. A key project for HDDT is the development of Greenmyres Farm into a community asset providing a range of benefits to the community of Huntly and District, and indeed visitors to the area. HDDT acquired the farm, which lies some 5 miles South-East of Huntly, in 2014 and is currently progressing with its development. Following on from this, HDDT also identified that it would be beneficial to provide a path to link this community asset with the town of Huntly.

Philip Thompson Ltd was employed by HDDT review the various route options for this path link and thereafter develop the chosen route up to construction stage. The brief provided by HDDT set the following Objectives and Outputs

Objectives Outputs
Identify a preferred path route from Huntly to Greenmyres Farm Review potential routes with outline costings and recommendations
Secure legal agreements with the landowners for the preferred route Legal agreements with each of the landowners to create a seamless route
Undertake a path survey of the agreed route Path survey
Prepare a detailed design, specification and costings Report including detailed design, specification and costings
Create a maintenance schedule and likely associated costings Costed maintenance schedule
Prepare and submit a planning application to Aberdeenshire Council Planning application
Assist with the funding application to Scottish Rural Development Programme to enable path creation Funding application

In January 2019 Grant approval was confirmed following successful completion of the outputs identified above

Delivery and Project Management

In February 2019 HDDT employed the services of the company to act as Project Manager in order to develop the project from the planning stages to construction. The range of services provided by the company included procurement, Client CDM obligations and subsequent Site supervision and commercial management. The brief more specifically required ….

Tender Process

Prepare existing design documents in to a tender format using NEC 3 Engineering and Construction Short Form of Contract.

  • Review Tender Documents with Client
  • Invite Tenders via Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) web site or by Client select list.
  • Tender phase - Site visit / meeting with potential contractors.
  • Responding to queries raised by Tendering contractors
  • Analysis and Reporting to Client on Tenders received
  • Award Recommendation to Client

Health & Safety

Undertake the role of Principal Designer in accordance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

  • Provide Pre construction Information for inclusion within Tender documentation

Project Management

Project Management of works inclusive of :-

  • Inspecting the works to ensure compliance with specifications
  • This would also include :-
    • Liaison with Contractor to ensure compliance with Environmental requirements.
    • Liaison with Principal Contractor during the currency of the project regarding CDM obligations.
    • Coordinating and responding to technical queries raised
    • Assessing contractors interim valuations
    • Reporting progress and commercial status to Client
    • Final Walk over inspection and Handover to Client



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