Fareham Innovation Centre Phase 2 Extension

  • Client

    Fareham Borough Council

  • Contractor

  • Value


  • Completion Date

    March 2018

Daedalus Enterprise Zone was designated as one of 11 initial enterprise zones around the country by the central Government. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) owned most of the land and ran a programme for the regeneration of Daedalus along with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH). Fareham Borough Council took ownership from the HCA that rest within the district of FBC.

In 2014/15 Fareham Borough Council constructed an Innovation Centre for new businesses, with Oxford Innovation assistance to provide business support services, enabling nurture and development. Due to the success of that building, a business case supported the construction of a Phase 2 extension.

The new extension consists of the construction of a two and three storey steel frame with associated external hard and soft landscaping, providing a range of office and workshop spaces for local businesses as well as additional space within the Enterprise Zone.

The Challenge

  1. Works had to be completed by end March 2018 to facilitate discounted business rates.
  2. Ensuring the running of the current centre was not affected and “business as usual” is maintained throughout the works.
  3. To match existing centre and not be seen as “an extension” with all spaces designed to be agile – flexible and adaptable.

The Solution

  1. A preconstruction and construction programme was developed with a completion date of 19 March 2018.
  2. Chaired collaborative planning, programming and risk sessions throughout the precon and construction periods with client, end users and Morgan Sindall team in attendance.
  3. Developed an open and regular communication process with Phase 1 business users ensuring we achieved the “business as usual” deliverable.

The Results

  1. Actual completion was achieved 2 weeks early on 26 February 2018.
  2. The existing centre remained open throughout the build without any disruptions to existing operations.
  3. Phase 2 now provides a seamless extension to the first block with composite panels and glazing to match the existing building.



Added Value


Client Satisfaction

Client Testimonials

‘Fareham County Council enjoyed an excellent relationship with Morgan Sindall on this project, which was completed on budget and ahead of what was an already challenging programme. Thanks to Mike and his team for the tremendous effort put into the project and with minimal disruption to Phase 1’.

‘The overall performance of Morgan Sindall was excellent in terms of communication, organisation, site management and consideration of other site users’.

Contractor Performance | Commitments


100% payment within 30 days terms


100% timber responsibly sourced




18 beneficiaries


Soft landings for handover

Dedicated Morgan Sindall point of contact

On-line portal for notifying any defects with 3 priority categories for response times

Any site specific process/initiatives

SCF Framework Manager

James Wright

Email: james.wright@hants.gov.yk

Phone: 07761 330560

Contractor Framework Manager

Alan Smedley

Email: alan.smedley@morgansindall.com

Phone: 07967 686066