Gara Rock is a high-quality new-build development consisting of five cottages, 12 apartments, a leisure pool and spa, boutique hotel and restaurant.

Ease was appointed to complete the project two-thirds into its programme and formally appointed as construction managers in March 2012. Our appointment followed a three-month period in which we undertook a feasibility review of the project on behalf of the funder and principal shareholder.

Prior to our involvement, the project had been plagued with issues and a victim of the recession, together with problematic early development decisions. The original developer had drawn down substantial funding two-thirds through the scheme – without securing targeted sales. In short, the project had to be handled sensitively and be completed within a finite budget and programme period.

We were tasked with completing the scheme – all in readiness to sell or let cottages/apartments. We achieved all of our targets.

Nick Harris, Development Manager for Aminghurst (Downing Capital), said:

EaseManage helped us complete what was a technically challenging, and financially sensitive, high-quality residential and leisure scheme in South Devon. Their management and coordination of the designers and trades, preparation of budget, programme and construction delivery gave us the confidence that our high profile project would be delivered to quality, budget and programme. The end result is excellent. We are looking forward to working with the rest of the EaseManage team on the next phase and would highly recommend them and their construction management approach. EaseManage were the right choice for us.

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