Lisburn Library Private Finance Initiative

Key facts

Client: Turkington Holdings/SE Education and Library Board
Value: 6m
Architect: HPA Architecture Limited
M&E Consultants: Mott Mac Donald
Structural Engineers: RPS
Contractor: J H Turkington and Sons Ltd

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Bid Management
  • Project Programming
  • Construction Advice


  • Education
  • Commercial & Retail
  • Leisure

2M Associates Limited provided bid management  for Turkington Holdings through the stages of Pre-qualification, Invitation to Tender, Preferred Bidder and Best and Final Offer.

The responsibilities of this appointment in the pre-construction period included:

  • Monitoring the bid programme
  • Conducting regular progress meetings and reporting progress to the client
  • Ensuring design was being carried out efficiently, in an integrated manner and in accordance with cost plan and Client output specification
  • Ensuring value for money solution was being adopted and ensuring quality and completeness of all documentation submitted to the South Eastern Education and Library Board and their professional Team.

On progression to the construction stage we monitored progress on behalf of the PFI Special Purpose Vehicle and coordinated activities of third party suppliers with the D & B Delivery team,e.g Library Shelving, Seating/Desks, Modular Reception Desks/Staff Points, Self Check Out and People Counting Equipment.

Progress Reporting was conducted internally to Turkington Holdings Project Board and externally to the Project Sponsor for the South Eastern Education and Library Board.