OPEN Youth Venue

Value: £6,100,000

Client: OPEN Youth Trust


The Project:

Complex conversion of Grade II listed building into a cutting edge youth centre with a gig venue, nightclub, training kitchen and café, learning zone, agency offices and conference wing.


The Result:

An exciting project to convert a Grade II listed building spread over four floors with in excess of 3,000 m2 floor space - the biggest challenge was cost management on such a complex conversion project. AMA expertly managed costs by identifying and managing risks at tender stage by working closely with the design team. On-site, the AMA team kept detailed records which allowed the final account to be issued less than three months after practical completion. As a result the final account was forecast to come within 1% of the contract sum.


Architect: Hudson Architects

Contractor: John Youngs Ltd.

"AMA are an integral part of the project's multi-disciplinary design team, adding value through their expert cost control and advice. We have been very impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail". 
Les Brown - Project Manager

"Hudson Architects have very much enjoyed working with AMA and look forward to delivering more great buildings with them".

Dieter Kleiner - Lead Architect for Hudson Architects

"Everyone at AMA is positive and proactive with any request or question".

Hannah Wooler - Project Architect for Hudson Architects

Wells Park Youth Centre

Value: £4,000,000

Client: London Borough of Lewisham


The Project:

Contemporary New Build Youth and Community facility incorporating café, sports facilities, offices and multi-use games area.


The Result:

The London Borough of Lewisham appointed AMA to provide cost planning expertise for the successful bid document including appraisals of alternative sites and different options for the site.


Architect: RCKa Architects

Contractor: TBA

""We have very much enjoyed working with AMA and look forward to delivering more great buildings with them".

Dieter Kleiner - Architect

Grapes Hill Community Garden

Value: £60,000

Client: Grapes Hill Community Group


The Project:

Conversion of a city centre redundant car park into an oasis of calm near a busy dual carriageway.

The Result:

AMA really enjoys working on community projects like this which are initiated and sustained at grassroots level. AMA provided initial cost advice to enable the client to obtain funding and also prepared the tender documents on a pro-bono basis. The project transformed the environment around it and we are proud to have been involved.


Architect: A2 Architects

Contractor: N D Willan

"AMA’s involvement has been a Godsend".

Fran Ellington. Project leader for Grapes Hill Community Garden

Keta Sandliners

Value: Not disclosed

Client: Interurban Studios/Architecture for humanity

The Project:

A proposed community centre for the Keta Sandliners football club in Ghana.


The Result:

An interesting project to get involved in utilising sand bags to construct the walls with barbed wire as joint reinforcement. AMA checked the budget costs on a pro-bono basis.


Architect: Interurban Studios



Cley Visitors Centre; Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre

Value: £900,000

Client: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

The Project:

AMA have enjoyed working with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and LSI Architects, providing cost and procurement advice. We helped the team secure HLF funding stages 1 and 2 to extend the iconic Cley Vistors Centre to incorporate the Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre. This multi-use education space, including visitors’ facilities, can be used by community groups and visitors alike. It comprises external terrace areas with marvellous views over the Marsh Reserve.

The Result:

The Simon Aspinall Centre was opened by Sir David Attenborough and Ben Jarrod on the 12th June 2015. The project was completed on time and to budget and is a wonderful resource on the North Norfolk coast.

Architect: LSI Architects

Contractor: Draper and Nichols

“AMA is the best QS I’ve worked with.”
Brendan Joyce – CEO Norfolk Wildlife Trust

“I agree.”
Jeremy O’Rourke - Project Architect for LSI Architects

construction cost managers

Sheringham ‘MO’ Museum

Value: £800,000

Client: Sheringham MO Museum


The Project:

AMA produced a cost plan for stages 1 and 2 of the HLF bids, as well as proving a full PQS service to the client. This wonderful extension of the ‘MO’ provides 2nd floor education space, housing an Atlantic 75 lifeboat as well as a north facing terrace overlooking the sea. Particular challenges included the extension work taking place over an existing live museum. AMA managed pre-procurement of the steelwork frame which was necessary due to long manufacturing times.  Completing on time and within budget, the MO extension was opened by the Duke of Kent in March 2017.  

Click here to see the video of the opening event : http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/view-from-a-drone-of-the-sheringham-lifeboat-hoisted-into-mo-museum-1-4431950

Link to MO’s website: http://www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk/

 Architect: Feilden & Mawson LLP

Contractor: TBA

Norfolk: AMA, The Maltings, Malthouse Farm, The Street, Oulton, Norfolk NR11 6AF........01263 735 462

London: AMA, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ........0207 251 9312

Cambridge: AMA, c/o Conisbee, 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge. CB1 2LD ........01223 941 001