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William Coates Ltd developing new business school at University of Brighton with the help of Asite

Asite’s Common Data Environment will ensure collaboration and compliance for the new business school as part of the campus regeneration

William Coates Ltd has selected Asite to support its delivery of the installation of Mechanical & Electrical Services at the University of Brighton new Business School.

The new six-floor building, consisting of 6,400 sqm of floorspace, will be located at the University’s Moulsecoomb campus with the development also housing a 600 space multi-story car park. The project is set to complete in September 2020 and is part of the wider campus regeneration which seeks to create a world-class learning facility.

William Coates Ltd will use Asite’s cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) in the development of the mechanical & electrical, heat/ventilation, plumbing, lighting, and fire prevention facilities in the new building.

Rob Clifton, Asite SVP for UK and Europe said:

“When completed, the new building at the University of Brighton will be home to a state-of-the-art business school, welcoming students from across the UK and the world for generations to come. The new building is at the heart of the University’s redevelopment creating an environment of learning, collaboration and innovation.

Here at Asite we work hard to provide our clients with the tools they need to bring their projects to life. We’re proud to work with William Coates and play our part in developing this exciting building ensuring it meets the needs of its occupants and transforms the University of Brighton for the future.

We are also pleased to be involved in another UK University project, building on our experience from projects involving Brunel University, University of Cambridge and Leeds Becket University.”

Gareth Holden, Senior Electrical Contracts Manager at William Coates said:

“Asite has been a very useful management tool for our Brighton project. During design stage all users were able to communicate via comments, it facilitated drawing mark-ups and correspondence with ease. Asite has been especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. The processes set up for our project facilitated the design team to track, update and maintain flow of information”

Megan Picking, Document Controller at William Coates said:

“We have been using Asite for over 6 months now, and it has been as asset in helping us manage the Brighton University project. It has made communicating with our sub-contractors, designers and client easier, quicker and more efficient by sending each document through a workflow so that every relevant person sees what they need to and knows what the next step is to keep the process moving.

I think Asite has really helped the transition to working from home for the team. Everything is one location for team members to locate quickly and easily from their own homes. The specifically designed workflows allow the documents to flow from person to person with all comments fully traced.”

Williams Coates Ltd utilizes Asite’s Document Management solution, Workflow Management solution and the platform’s Field Management App to fulfill their work on the project.

The Document Management solution ensures the project remains compliant with standardized naming conventions under the BS1192 standard. Project information is kept secure through full folder security implementation and time is saved as collaboration is now possible online, with a comprehensive audit trail of changes easily available.

Asite’s CDE provides William Coates with the ability to automate processes through the intelligent Workflow Management solution, while the Field Management App ensures project information can be accessed, updated and edited onsite and offline guaranteeing project information is accurate and consistently up-to-date.

The project is in conjunction with Brighton & Hove City Council and aims to transform the university campus and the surrounding areas, ultimately contributing over £500 million to the city’s economy over the next ten years and creating 1,000 new jobs.