Principal Designer (CDM 2015)

Most construction works, including demolition, fall under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015), which in turn, for the majority of projects, require the appointment of a Principal Designer. Such an appointment, for which the client is legally responsible, should be made as close to the project inception stage as possible.

The CDM Regulations were first introduced in 1994 and aimed to reduce the risks associated with construction works by legislating how construction works should be managed. The revised 2015 regulations place a greater duty on the client to ensure that they appoint appropriate and competent consultants and contractors.

The role of the Principal Designer includes advising the client on their legal duties as well as facilitating appropriate co-ordination between the designers and the Principal Contractor. The duty holder can also assist in the assessment of competency of the client's appointed team.

Grove Millican provide Principal Designer services that are:

  • Based upon a technical understanding and extensive experience in the construction industry across a wide variety of projects.
  • Delivered with a holistic understanding of a project's components and not limited to a health and safety role.
  • Supported by a multi-disciplinary team of property, construction, cost and design consultants so that the wider project constraints can be considered to achieve a compliant project that does not compromise on cost, time and design quality or integrity.

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