SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAYS 2020

"Gryphon were selected by First Group to support our SWR franchise in rolling-out over 16,000 new LED luminaire replacements on over 160 stations. Aside from the significant cost of a project of this nature, there were many stakeholders that had to be engaged and satisfied.  

From the outset, the Gryphon team were able to disseminate asset data for thousands of station lamps by category, position and type and construct highly accurate installation and cost tracking tools for use by the project team. Not only did this approach result in SWR meeting its budget constraints, it proved vital in manging the productivity and performance of our contractors. 

I would certainly recommend Gryphon to any organisation who are charged with delivering large scale technology themed asset renewal programmes.”

First Group Property (Senior Programme Manager)

Project Overview:

Under the recent franchise award, SWR had a committed obligation to replace all legacy station lighting (16,000+) with new, energy saving LED luminaires. The Capex of £6m represented a significant investment in the station estate and aside from the obvious energy savings, the improved lighting performance would have a positive effect to the overall station environment and passenger journey experience. Services provided by Gryphon included:

Contract Administrator / Employers Representative

  • Administer and oversee all contract related correspondence relating to variations, contract change notices, claims and extensions of time
  • Support contract negotiations; commercial and technical requirements
  • Undertake surveillance audits and checks relating to performance, QHSE matters and general compliance
  • Monitor financial and delivery performance of principal contractors with the support of the QS
  • Stakeholder management

Commercial Manager / QS

  • Construct financial and cost tracking tools appropriate to the contract and contract deliverables
  • Track, record and report on all cost related activities associated with the project; materials, installs, change requests, variations
  • Analyse project performance and identify any trends that are likely to impact successful project delivery
  • Preparation of Project Board and corporate reporting data

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