Lead Consultant (Project Lead)
Quattro Design Architects has extensive experience, over many years, providing the service of Lead Consultant (Project Lead). As Lead Consultant we act as a single point of contact for communication between the client and the consultant team.
Applying our multi sector experience and resources, we are able to take a macro approach, considering each project as a whole, whilst ensuring a seamless integration of all project elements; maximising outcomes, reinforcing the client’s vision and the overall success of each scheme.
In conjunction with a variety of trusted external consultants, we are able to tailor a full design service and construction solution to meet the needs of any project type or scale, whilst ensuring the team can be appointed quickly, if needed.
Applying our experience and expertise, as Lead Consultant, Quattro can achieve best value from the consultant team in comparison to Multi-disciplinary companies or solutions.
Various frameworks, such as the Procure Partnerships Framework (amongst others,) where Quattro has been successful, allow clients to appoint us directly on pre-determined, competitive rates and enable us to bring together a project team on the same basis. Please do contact us if you would like to appoint us in this way, we are on hand to guide you through this process if required.
How does Lead Consultant differ from Lead Designer?
The role of Lead Consultant, or ‘Project Lead’ as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) now terms the role, is akin to a Project Manager. Acting as Lead Consultant, is a management role, beyond the normal Architectural Service of ‘Designer’ or ‘Lead Designer’.
The role of ‘Lead Designer’ is that of design visionary, with grit and determination, co-ordinating and integrating the designs of the specialists, and ensuring the client’s vision is achieved.
Complex projects frequently entail complex design processes. Both roles are required, however effective design management is essential to the delivery of a satisfactory design, on time, within budget and to the specified standard of quality.
The role of Lead Consultant can be diverse, depending on the size and complexity of a project, however in all circumstances, Quattro will provide a ‘hands on’ service leading the client and project team at each stage through to completion and the delivery of a successful outcome.
Our Lead Consultant Services include:
- Establishing the project programme
- Helping to appoint the consultants
- Issuing instructions on behalf of the client
- Establishing change control procedures
- Reporting to the client
- Liaising with the client in preparation for the handover of the project