Rund is providing Technical Due Diligence, Monitoring Surveyor, and Clerk of Works services at Merrick Place, a £200m development set to dramatically transform a poorly used brownfield site, triggering the regeneration of the wider Southall area.
Project Background
The development, located next to Southall Crossrail station, is a mixed-use urban regeneration scheme, which will create 575 new mixed-tenure homes, including Build to Rent, private and affordable tenures.
Grainger plc is forward funding the development, with Network Homes delivering the new homes. The 575 new homes, along with 2,100sqm of office space and 318sqm of flexible commercial floorspace, is being created across four separate buildings, varying between 15 and 23 storeys.
In addition, 35% of the tenures are for affordable housing, with this 30% for London Affordable Rent and 70% for Shared Ownership. As a ‘car-free development, 845 cycle parking spaces and two dedicated servicing bays on Merrick Road are being provided. A high-quality landscaping strategy includes communal gardens and public realm space on the frontage of Merrick Road, with play and amenity space areas created within the site.
The Solution

We have been providing thorough Technical Due Diligence services for Grainger plc prior to its acquisition, helping ensure Merrick Place meets stringent technical and operational requirements.

Attention to detail and strong collaboration have been key while delivering our Technical Due Diligence services at Merrick Place. Our services to date have included a thorough review of all site-specific technical and design information, as well as build contract documents. We have also worked closely alongside Grainger plc’s internal teams and legal advisors, helping ensure key risks across the full lifecycle of the building have been identified and mitigated within contractual agreements from the project outset.

As Monitoring Surveyor, we will also ensure Grainger plc is kept fully informed of project progress and risks throughout all stages of the development so that confidence in the project is assured. Our monitoring will include regular site visits, attendance at monthly progress meetings and the development of detailed progress reports.

As works progress at Merrick Place, in addition to continuing our Technical Due Diligence and Monitoring Surveying services for Grainger plc, we will also be providing Clerk of Works services for Network Homes. The innovative residential-led scheme calls for quality management that is second-to-none, as it promises to help meet London’s demand for more high-quality housing and kickstart a wider regeneration scheme for Southall over the next decade. Our Clerk of Works service with Network Homes will ensure first-hand that correct building specifications are being delivered to the highest quality in respect of design, safety, workmanship, and installation.

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