YHA (England & Wales) Ltd, Stratford Hostel Project
Friday 8 February, 2019
YHA is a charity that transforms young lives forever through travel and real adventure. With a £45m a year turnover, the majority of the income they generate from their hostels is reinvested back into their estate network and programmes.
Aberley has been a long-term partner with YHA for 15 years, working to provide Project & Cost Management services. At Stratford, London, YHA are working towards the delivery on an 800 bed hostel. Aberley’s Project & Cost Management team have been involved since its inception, developing the initial budget, scope and remit. Acting as Lead Consultant it was our responsibility, in conjunction with YHA, to appoint and manage the client’s professional team including Architects, Interior Designers, MEPH, Structural, & Planning Consultants. Aberley’s Project & Cost Management team are currently managing the design and procurement process having obtained planning permission for the site along with finalising JCT contract for YHA. As Project & Cost Managers, Aberley is responsible for the client’s budget including management of all internal and external costs.
The key challenge with this ongoing project is the numerous external stakeholders involved and the wide and varied requirements of each organisation to ensure there is limited impact to the overall programme and budget. These various stakeholders include organisations such as; TFL, Westfield (URW), London Underground, London Legacy Development Company (LLDC) and London Borough of Newham (LBN).
Utilising Aberley’s experience delivering complex projects both small and large with multiple stakeholders and being able to draw upon the long standing relationship with YHA Aberley is able to drive the stakeholder process to the benefit of YHA and the project.
Other Project Experience with YHA:
Aberley and YHA have a long-standing relationship and we have provided Project & Cost Management services on several other projects including:
- YHA Keswick - 107 bed hostel in the beautiful Lake District
- YHA Treyarnon Bay – 68 bed hostel, 50 yards away from the beach in Cornwall.
- YHA Swanage – 93 bed hostel on the Dorset Coast.
- YHA St. Pancras – 186 bed hostel in Central London.