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CDS Wilman John Lewis Exeter

Client: CDS Wilman Ltd

Project: John Lewis, Exeter. Fit-out of customer canteen/place to eat area, £475K project value, 6 weeks project duration, completed in April 2012.

The John Lewis store, Exeter was a new build project and involved fitting out to a very high specification, the front of house and back of house areas to the customer canteen within the store.


Construction work included:

  • Jumbo stud partitions
  • M&E installations
  • MF ceilings
  • Decorative ceiling, wall and floor finishes to customer area and hygienic finishes to kitchen area
  • Installation of all bespoke joinery items, fixtures and furnishings
  • Installation of all kitchen equipment


Project roles and responsibilities included:

  • The interior design of the customer and kitchen area
  • Creating real-time visualisations of the customer and kitchen area
  • Compiling take-offs, schedules of works, material schedules and subcontractor enquiries
  • Pricing elements of works using agreed rates and star rates
  • Compiling the tender and negotiating the works
  • Reviewing design drawings, compiling RFI and variation schedules and conduct value engineering exercises
  • Evaluating and negotiating subcontractor tenders
  • Preparing order documentation for subcontractors, materials, labour and plant
  • Compiling budgets and produce pre-tender CVR’s
  • Producing programmes of work and cash flow statements
  • Compiling health and safety file, prepare the CPP and review all subcontractor RAMS
  • Reviewing and agree subcontractor and client variations
  • Assessing contractual disputes and prepare claims
  • Evaluating subcontract valuations, prepare payment certificates and agree final accounts
  • Preparing client valuations and compile final accounts
  • Producing monthly CVR’s
  • Coordinating subcontract works

Project Info