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Principal Designer

Building safety into construction.

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Bellerock Technical and real estate

Principal Designer

Building safety into construction.

For clients, the early appointment of the principal designer is crucial for effective planning and establishing management arrangements from the start.

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Principal Designer Services

How can Bellrock help?

All construction projects are covered by the Construction Design and Management (CDM) 2015 regulations resulting in specific duties being placed on the client, designers and contractors. In the event of the project being notifiable to the health and safety executive, additional duties are necessary and a principal designer (formerly CDM coordinator) and principle contractor must be appointed.

A construction project is not just building works but also includes mechanical and electrical works and demolition, in fact any works outside of routine maintenance. The principal designer must be appointed before detailed design work begins. Being appointed early in the project ensures effective planning and the establishment of health and safety management arrangements from the start of a project.

If a principal designer is not appointed in writing, then the client must automatically take on all principal designer responsibility.

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Principal Designer Benefits

We offer a CDM service to clients involved in all types of work from demolition through to new build and refurbishment projects. Bellrock can provide principal designer services to projects of any size. We can provide the following:

  • Advice and assistance to clients to ensure they are fully aware of their duties and meet their obligations
  • Competence checks on designers, contractors and subcontractors prior to them being appointed on behalf of the client
  • Notification to the HSE both during the initial design stages and prior to any construction works commencing
  • Production of pre construction information to designers and contractors
  • Co-ordination of health and safety aspects of design and provide a proactive risk management approach with the potential to save money, time and resources
  • Facilitation of good communication between the client, designers and contractors
  • Liaison with principal contractor regarding ongoing design
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Meet the Experts

Andrew Walker MD of Technical and Real Estate BIO

Andrew Walker MRICS

Managing Director of Technical and Real Estate

Estates consultancy expert
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years' experience in the property sector. He supports asset managers, property owners and occupiers to develop, maintain and operate their portfolio using his extensive knowledge and experience. Andrew combines his technical project management and building surveying expertise with the application of new technologies to deliver robust property advice.
Andrew also works with clients co-ordinating refurbishment and new build construction projects.
Andrew Morley Head of Landlord services

Andrew Morley MRICS ACIArb

Head of Real Estate Services

Andrew is a leading service charge expert with over 35 years’ experience, specialising in property and construction disputes and matters relating to landlord and tenant relationships. He has acted as an expert witness on numerous occasions and was a quantum expert in a multi-million High Court case in 2017. Andrew was instrumental in the launch of the highly regarded annual SCOR report that benchmarks service charge payments and management to the RICS code of practice.
Neil Triggs Bellrock Technical and Real Estate Services

Neil Triggs BSc.(Hons) FRICS

Head of Technical

Neil is a Chartered Building Surveyor (FRICS) with over 30 years-experience across the public and property sectors. Neil has extensive experience in leading delivery and managing major work streams and frameworks within Building Consultancy and Project Management. His sector expertise includes retail, shopping centres, logistics, distribution warehousing and PFI assets.



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