City centre rejuvenation for Coventry City Council

Country / Region UK
Industry Government

The Project
Coventry City Council (CCC) are undergoing a large-scale project aiming to improve many aspects of Coventry city centre. The 2010s have been a busy period for the city as they have played host to the Olympic Torch Relay and celebrated 50 years since the consecration of Coventry Cathedral.

Under the second phase, plans include improving pedestrian links into the city centre from Jordan Well to the High Street; to create an attractive boulevard into the city centre and junction improvements at Little Park Street, Council House Square and Lidice Place; and improvements to public realm and bus interchange facilities on Trinity Street to further improve safety and accessibility, as well as reduce congestion. A programme of wider decluttering will be undertaken to improve the settings of Coventry's historic buildings.

The Outcome
thinkproject's CEMAR platform continues to successfully and efficiently manage administration on several programmes for city centre improvements being delivered by Coventry City Council. Since Phase One kicked off in May 2011, the CEMAR system has administered circa 20,000 communications under the project to date, each one NEC compliant, accessible, auditable and consistent.

Having used the CEMAR system for the last six months, I would wholeheartedly agree with the other testimonials I have read regarding the CEMAR system of Contract monitoring. I would also like to add that for our particular project in Coventry (Coventry 2012 Olympic Lasting Legacy) which is match funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), the CEMAR system is an invaluable Contract audit tool. The system stores all contractual communications on its dedicated servers and stores to disc on completion of the contract. Hard copies can be produced at any time and stored to archive along with the disc copies for production for audit purposes indefinitely.
Project Quantity Surveyor, Coventry City Council

CEMAR is an excellent tool for managing contracts under NEC®. It is extremely useful for managing and coordinating a programme of works, and is easy to use. The support team are always extremely helpful and prompt in dealing with any queries and issues. I would definitely recommend CEMAR to anyone undertaking a contract under NEC®.
Transport Projects Officer, Coventry City Council

Reference: Imagery source; ©Coventry City Council.

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