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Process

Progress provides a complete end to end solution for your workplace environment. We design, procure and project manage the fit-out in your existing premises or office relocation. We furnish your property and commission bespoke joinery where needed. Our maintenance and connections to facilities management help you set up and run your office day-to-day.

Our Process

Prepare

Great design comes from great preparation. Your office should stand out visually and support the practical functions of your team. Progress get right into the detail of how your business really works. We know the right questions to ask to get the most out of your vision.

Design

Our design solutions are entirely bespoke for your project – clearly reflecting your business values, culture and identity. We take time to understand your needs and ensure it remains on budget. When it comes to interior design, the smallest details can make the biggest impact.

Procure

Detailed design informs detailed specification and procurement. Our transparent project structure reduces risk and creates a flat and efficient platform for procurement. Projects are split into “packages” of work and procured in a formal and competitive tendering process.

Manage

The Progress structure is defined by micro-management. Rather than managing one design and build contractor, we manage specialist contractors and procure high-value materials directly. We use robust processes and clever technology to get the job done on time.

Progress comparison vs traditional/ design & build structures

PROGRESS STRUCTURE

DESIGN PRIORITY

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Design is independent of contractors and is established as central to project solution.

Project Management

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Independent complete management.

Cost

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
2 tiered project structure, cost transparency. Contractor bids are competitive due to project certainty & confidence in being paid.

Cost certainty

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Tender by contractors to established specification / design.

Time scale

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Project can be structured prior to building selection resulting in fastest design development and tender is usually completed prior to lease completion.

Client resources

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Client time requirements are minimal through full professional representation and single point of contact.

Quality

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Professional representation separated from contractors.

Value

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Established value through competitive tender, overall costs expected to be lowest possible through flat transparent structure.

Client Contractor 3 Contractor 2 Contractor 1 Contractor 4 Contractor 5 Supply Chain Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3

DESIGN & STRUCTURE

DESIGN PRIORITY

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Design is independent of contractors and is established as central to project solution.

1 Arrow

DESIGN & BUILD
Contractor is responsible for detailed design, tendency towards contractor biased solutions.

Project Management

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Independent complete management.

2 Arrows

DESIGN & BUILD
Contractor is responsible, not independent.

Cost

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
2 tiered project structure, cost transparency. Contractor bids are competitive due to project certainty & confidence in being paid.

2 Arrows

DESIGN & BUILD
3 tiered project structure.

Cost certainty

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Tender by contractors to established specification / design.

1 Arrow

DESIGN & BUILD
Contract structure encourages substantial variations through bid low and sell extras culture.

Time scale

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Project can be structured prior to building selection resulting in fastest design development and tender is usually completed prior to lease completion.

3 Arrows

DESIGN & BUILD
Early contractor competition and client evaluation takes time. Design is developed in stages often resulting in rework. Rarely results in project readiness prior to property lease completion.

Client resources

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Client time requirements are minimal through full professional representation and single point of contact.

2 Arrows

DESIGN & BUILD
Client involvement pre selection of contractor is multiplied, ongoing time requirements of managing the contractor.

Quality

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Professional representation separated from contractors.

2 Arrows

DESIGN & BUILD
Client is not represented independently, tendency towards lower standards, changes in specification, contractor biased designs.

Value

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Established value through competitive tender, overall costs expected to be lowest possible through flat transparent structure.

2 Arrows

DESIGN & BUILD
Different D&B bids with multiple designs and costs make evaluation difficult, once instructed contractor then controls the project.

Client Contractor 2 Contractor 1 Contractor 4 Contractor 5 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Contractor 3 Suppliers Tier 4 Suppliers Suppliers Suppliers Suppliers Design & Build Contractor

Traditional Structure

DESIGN PRIORITY

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Design is independent of contractors and is established as central to project solution.

5 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
Architect or Interior Designer is selected early and directly represents client, project priority is placed on design and quality. However there is a tendency towards complex designs resulting in time and cost challenges.

Project Management

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Independent complete management.

5 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
Independent complete management.

Cost

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
2 tiered project structure, cost transparency. Contractor bids are competitive due to project certainty & confidence in being paid.

5 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
4 tiered project structure.

Cost certainty

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Tender by contractors to established specification / design.

3 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
Tender by main contractors to established specification / design.

Time scale

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Project can be structured prior to building selection resulting in fastest design development and tender is usually completed prior to lease completion.

2 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
Traditional stage based project development, very slow to deliver.

Client resources

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Client time requirements are minimal through full professional representation and single point of contact.

3 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
Client time requirements are minimal through full professional representation.

Quality

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Professional representation separated from contractors.

5 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
Professional representation separated from contractors.

Value

5 Arrows

PROGRESS
Established value through competitive tender, overall costs expected to be lowest possible through flat transparent structure.

2 Arrows

TRADITIONAL
Established value through competitive tender but overall costs expected to be higher than other delivery models.

Client Contractor 2 Contractor 1 Contractor 4 Contractor 5 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Contractor 3 Suppliers Tier 4 Tier 5 Suppliers Suppliers Suppliers Suppliers Project Manager Main Contractor Designer / Architect QS

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