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Nationwide Building Society

Members of our team have successfully supported a program to roll-out the Channel Development Program for Nationwide Building Society.

Client’s requirements

Nationwide Building Society (NBS) wanted to develop and roll out across their estate a new branch concept design. NBS required a consultant to work closely with the Future Branch Concept design team throughout the programme to finalise the design standard. NBS have a requirement that the refurbishment of the branches achieve a Gold SKA rating.

Project management

A member of the Virtus team was involved to manage the roll out of the New Branch Concept across the NBS estate. He was integral to the design development of the New Concept Design and played a pivotal role in negotiating costs and value engineering the schemes to make it more affordable.

By ensuring that key decisions were made on time, the pilot schemes were delivered as planned. We were also integral to procuring and agreeing a new schedule of framework rates with four shop-fitters for NBS on a framework agreement.

By being integral to Nationwide Building Society’s organisation, assisting in governance and decision making to bring together all facets involved in the new concept (IT, Design, Construction, Retail, Security, etc) we were instrumental in achieving the desired outcome.

The role was extended to include supporting Nationwide during the acquisition of new properties, liaising with Nationwide’s acquisition agents and architects to help with obtaining the necessary statutory consents to allow the successful acquisition and subsequent refurbishment of these new sites.