Q&A with Dale Holvey from Beard Construction | The Roman Baths

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Q&A with Dale Holvey from Beard Construction

We chat to Dale Holvey about his role working as Project Manager for Beard Construction on the future Clore Learning Centre and World Heritage Centre.

8 January 2021

What is your role on site? What do you do on a day to day basis?
I am a Project Manager for Beard Construction. My day to day activities are managing the expectations of clients and third parties, managing the project from the site through to health and safety, liaising with designers and ensuring the project flows against the programme.

What is the most exciting thing about working on this project?
The complexity of the project is something that draws people in and what it will look like once it is finished. The sense of achievement.

What do you think makes the Archway Project special?
The complex challenges of city centre working, adding in a Scheduled Monument with Listed Buildings and working with Historic England and Scheduled Monument Consent. There are not going to be many projects in your career where you will undertake such a unique project.

What are the biggest challenges that you have found while working on site?
The logistics of the site have been very challenging - working in and around the city centre with the Bath Christmas Market and now the COVID-19 pandemic. The other challenges are of refurbishing an old building and the unexpected results we have found, such as poor ground where we piled a cellar under the main entrance.

What part are you most excited about for visitors to see when the work has been completed?
If I’m honest I’m excited about the whole project for visitors to see. The works have been complex and challenging and the seamless design where you go from what seems like all the different areas of the building linking up together is very special!

Find out more about the project on our Archway Project webpage.