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    Family Mosaic

    Value: £3.5 million per annum per Region (£7m per annum) for 3 years

    Location: Region 2 – London North & West Region 3 – London North & East

    Form of Contract: MTC2011 Measured Term Duration: July 2012 – July 2015


Project Brief

Breyer Group were appointed as a strategic partner to deliver cyclical decorations and external refurbishment works, to two of the three Regions in this procurement; including communal areas to low/medium rise flatted blocks and scattered street properties. A fourth Region (Essex) will be procured at a later date under separate OJEU and Tendering Procedures.

Scope of Works

Survey, design, cyclical decorations to the external building fabric including outbuildings and stores, internal communal areas, repairs and replacements including windows and doors, roofs, boundary walls and fencing, path and estate roads, asbestos removal and reinstatement works to communal areas, damp proofing, dry rot and mould treatment to communal areas.

Orders are raised over two stages. Stage One involves the survey, design, programming and pricing of works to generate a “Scope and Cost Template” (SACT) against the tendered Schedule of Rates. Stage Two involves the works delivery of the order with a strong focus on minimal variations against the SACT.

Key Challenges

Working with partner Service Providers, Breyer Group are developing a Strategic Alliance Agreement with all stakeholders to identify, investigate, explore, analyse and implement innovations and efficiencies to achieve Family Mosaic’s strategic objectives. Key aspects of this Alliance will comprise:

  • Development of a common culture and processes across all service providers
  • Standardisation of Products, Services and Supply-chain
  • Sharing of best practice, employment and training, and community initiatives 
  • Sharing of Asset Data to improve and enhance Family
  • Mosaic’s future Asset Management

Breyer Group is committed to supporting a lasting legacy of pride, sustainable community growth, enhanced community empowerment, and “Life Chances” to Residents through employment and training opportunities as part of Family Mosaic’s Pathways 2 Work initiative.

Sustainability and the fostering of Community Legacy is therefore a key driver behind the work with Family Mosaic and their Residents. In accordance with Family Mosaic’s Pathways 2 Work initiative, Breyer Group’s dedicated Community Development Team has already established a strong relationship with Family Mosaic’s project team with a view to providing 8 no. Apprenticeships (4 x trades and 4 x Admin) for Regions 2 and 3 for this programme.

Delivery Targets

Breyer Group’s delivery target is to optimise Family Mosaic’s spend for any specific financial year. Whilst this scheme is in its infancy, Breyer Group have undertaken comprehensive property surveys and have
identified a number of areas of ‘high need’ which suffer from elements of outstanding work, overdue renewal and maintenance works and poor Resident satisfaction/ high complaint ratios (or a combination of all three). A number of these ‘high need’ locations have been mobilised as ‘Pilot Schemes’ to form the benchmark for Quality, Service, Cost Management using the SACT process and ultimately the communication and Resident Satisfaction processes.

The Pilot Schemes represent the wide range of property types across both Regions, have been programmed for completion prior to Christmas, with all works being undertaken with Residents and Leaseholders in occupation and include:

Pilot Scheme – Region 2

Canonbury Roof Replacements, LB Islington: Refurbishment of 4 no. Grade II listed properties. Breyer Group are liaising with the Architect, Building Control Officer and the LB Islington Conservation Team. All roofs have been stripped and fully felted with the loft spaces fully insulated, chimney repairs are required with the addition of dealing with the adjoining Party Wall tenants and their services to the main chimney stack. Due to the scaffolds erected at the above properties, Breyer Group have appraised the cost for the full decoration to the external faces, which are not due till next year. However, value and reduced cost can be gained by undertaking concurrent works whilst scaffolding is in place. Internal decorations have also been measured to allow for damages due to the roof leak damages.

Pilot Scheme – Region 3

66 Fairlop Road, LB Waltham Forest: This is a fully scaffold property to an end of terrace, to rebuild 2 chimney stacks and all guttering and down pipes to the property. Breyer Group are repointing approx. 20% of the property brickwork to the front and rear elevations and re-rendering the extension to the rear. The windows are currently receiving a window care treatment complete with full decorations. The rear garden has received the full renewal of the fencing to all 3 sides which was replaced due to bramble infestation (or circa 80LM). The front boundary wall is to receive repairs to the 4 piers and to the bin store location. The internal hallway to the entrances of both flats are to receive full decorations with Dulux Piroshield to obtain a fire barrier.