Portfolio - Case Studies

What we did

YMCA Derbyshire were seeking to redevelop part of their site on London Road Derby where existing property was beyond its useful life and no longer fitted the socio economic strategy going forwards. Redevelopment involved a number of complexities, including asbestos, retaining existing accommodation and occupants, temporary relocation of some activities and a funding cocktail all of which dictated a very tight delivery programme.

In what is hailed as an exemplar of good practice by Government Departments, the new learning and development campus provides a training kitchen, café/bistro, catering social enterprise providing catering services to wider Derby businesses, advice, training, seminar, meeting and work experience/incubator space, administrative resources together with a range of new accommodation including those with mobility impairment together with multi-purpose communal, leisure and modest indoor sports area.

Dba provided Employers Agent services as well as additional cost consultancy advice to support the multi funding regime and tax treatments.