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Nottingham hub plans trips to multi-million museum build

12 June 2018

Members can look forward to following the progress of the Derby Silk Mill project with a series of site visits planned by the Nottingham hub.

Derby Silk Mill – the site of the world’s first factory – is being redeveloped by Speller Metcalfe into an inspirational new £16.4m “Museum of Making”, telling the story of Derby and its people’s industrial heritage and their legacy as innovators in industry.

The project is being delivered using the IPI (Integrated Project Insurance) procurement model. IPI is a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and one of the preferred procurement methods set out in the government’s 2011-2015 construction strategy.

The model aims to eliminate the blame/claim culture within a project by creating a shared risk, alliance contract between all members of the project team.  

Des O’Neill, group managing director for Speller Metcalfe said the firm is excited to be working on the project. “Having been main contractor on the UK’s first IPI project at Dudley College we have seen first-hand the benefits of the model and appreciate how rewarding and beneficial it is to work with a client that is committed to engaging and working collaboratively with their project team from inception to completion.”

The museum is set to open in 2020, in line with the 300-year celebration of the Silk Mill.  

Nottingham hub will organise visits across the project lifecycle with the initial visit planned for September.

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