What is Turnkey?

5 August 2022

‘Turnkey’ is a word that is frequently used in today’s construction industry, but what exactly does this mean for you and your business?

TURNKEY: Adj – ‘the provision of a complete product or service that is ready for immediate use’

Working with a turnkey partner means you have a simple project delivery method under one single contract, in which all stages of the project are included from design through to construction. This means risks such as a rise of prices of raw materials, and inconsistencies between the design and construction, do not occur as it is all done in-house.

Whilst turnkey may seem to be a more costly option there are many benefits to this approach and, when offset against the hidden costs of a self-managed approach, will often end up being more cost effective in the long run. We all know carrying out a project for a new fit-out space can be extremely expensive and stressful. Working with a turnkey company eliminates these worries and gives you complete peace of mind.

Your turnkey project will typically follow the steps below…

Project Scoping

  • Establish your building size and layout requirements to best support your growth objectives.
  • Expand/re-model current facility or is a new premises required?
  • Full construction required or just internal fitout?
  • Will the project require planning permission or consent from local authorities?
  • Will the project be self-funded or is a grant or other funding solution required?

Design & Planning

  • Consultation with key stakeholders in your business to establish key design must-haves.
  • Develop initial designs.
  • Develop architectural designs and submit planning application to local authorities (if applicable).

Detailed Design

  • Work up initial designs into a detailed set of construction drawings.
  • Design review to ensure it meets your business objectives.
  • Complete design pack including a full scope of works.

Construction & Fit-Out

  • Appointing your dedicated contracts manager and site manager.
  • Detailed project programme agreed.
  • Project lead-in and materials procurement.
  • Site set-up and project kick off.
  • Project progress meetings throughout the duration of the project.

Handover & Close Out

  • Completion of project.
  • Project handover including a comprehensive O&M pack.
  • Ongoing support and rectifying teething issues.

Learn more about our project process here