The Spine is a £35m landmark development for Liverpool City Council and the Royal College of physicians, delivering one of the healthiest workplace environments in the world through its commitment to pioneering building methods, design innovation and the latest research and development in construction. The building is one of only three in the UK designed to achieve platinum WELL Standard.
Behind the exceptional project was a commitment from Morgan Sindallabove and beyond the client requirements, to utilise Information Management and BIM to push the boundaries within the delivery, harness digital construction as an intelligent and proactive tool and use the project as an exemplar to lead by example within the industry.
The Information and BIMmanagement throughout the lifecycle of The Spine has utilised market-leading processes and techniques to integrate the supply chain, project teams and varying disciplines through harnessing digital collaboration.
A clear digital approach led the project delivery at every stage, enhanced the involvement of the Client through superb visualisation processes and supported a culture of connectivity and excellence within the development. With digital construction techniques, changes were implemented much faster and smarter throughout the complex delivery, with potential issues captured sooner rather than later, reducing timely re-work. A wealth of work was undertaken to promote best practice and boost capability across the supply chain in the use of BIM and digital construction, building upon ten years of collaboration between Morgan Sindall and BIMBox in developing market-leading BIM strategies.
In doing so, not only was an exceptional building created, but invaluable development of BIM capacity and capability within the UK’s built environment that will support the responsibilities we all face in delivering more accurate data and intelligence to deliver upon societal challenges, such as reaching zero carbon and improving building quality.