Our Services

Our broad range of expertise enables us to support our clients through the life of a building

Building Safety Fund

We’ll help you navigate the
Building Safety Fund application maze!

An extra £3.5 billion has been announced to the BSF fund for cladding remediation grants. But if you haven’t applied or progressed your application you’ll need to hurry – the closing date is June 30th 2021. Our expertise has helped clients achieve grant funds of £35.3 million to date.

Operational Design

It is critical that the design supports smooth operations and that the design, running costs and management framework are aligned. We generally start with a review of the design with a Design for Management report, working with your stakeholders and the wider design team. Often commencing our services pre-planning, we consider the back of house and front of house areas as well as any estate, public realm and shared spaces. Once the Design for Management review is complete we can prepare detailed operational budgets, stakeholder structures, lease reviews, FM advice and written policies required for planning. This element of work often continues up until mobilisation commences.

Brentford Project

Our services include:

  • Operational Budgets
  • Design for Management Report
  • Amenities and Services Planning
  • Lifecycle Cost Plans
  • District Heating and Communal Energy
  • Management Plans
  • Service Charge Calculations
  • Legal Structuring

  • Service Charge Apportionment
  • Functional Design for Homes
  • Back of House and Front of House Space Planning
  • Stakeholder Structures
  • Leasing Plans
  • Phasing and Handover Plans
  • Estate Management Strategy
  • Strategies for Planning Applications
  • Technology Platforms

Wood Wharf

Planning for Occupation

The term mobilisation refers to a strategy adopted to ensure that the transition from construction to occupation is smooth, and that operational performance is optimised.

Our process focuses on the people involved and enabling and facilitating them with an achievable work plan with clear targets and identifying the support available. We encourage workstreams to be considered early to identify deal breakers and challenges to the process, thus ensuring there is time to resolve them.

Our structured approach is tailored to each unique development we support and contains clear deliverables used to measure progress and record the planning activities undertaken.

Our services include:

  • Mobilisation Project Management
  • Servic e Charge Budget Updates
  • Front of House Services Development
  • Managing Agent Tender

  • Handover and Vision Workshops
  • Set-Up Budget Calculations
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Development of Defects Management Process

Asset Management

Our involvement does not end at practical completion, as we recognise the importance of long term asset management in ensuring the ongoing operational success of the scheme. Our asset management service can be tailored dependent on the client’s needs, ranging from full service asset management (akin to acting as the landlord’s representative); through to the undertaking of our annual property management audit.

It is crucial to retain an oversight of the appointed service partners (managing agents, defects managers, accounts teams etc) post-completion. It is also important for there to be a strategic line of communication between these parties and the scheme’s occupiers, with a clear pathway for complaint escalation as well as a visible client presence. We understand that many of our clients are not set-up to provide this service, and we therefore use our extensive experience of operations, and our knowledge of the development gained during pre-completion consultancy, to provide comprehensive operational management support.

Our services include:

  • First Year Management Support
  • Defects Management Oversight

  • Annual Property Management Audit
  • Service Charge Accounts Audit

Professional Advice

Our experienced consultants provide expert advice across a wide range of technical areas.

Our team has years of experience delivering operational property management and professional services, this enables us to provide clear, practical, results-orientated advice.

We look to identify and meet our clients needs, which, depending on the nature of the advice required we provide by managing challenging situations through a focus on technical expertise, we regularly negotiate commercially focused settlements and we focus on providing best practice advice that helps to reduce the risk of future challenge.

Our services include:

  • Leasehold Reform Act
  • Lease Renewals and Rent Reviews
  • Change of Use
  • Cladding Remediation Project Management

  • Expert Witness
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Service Charge Compliance

Research

Our approach to research is data-driven, analytical and focused on delivering clear, practicable learnings which can be applied to our clients’ projects.

We have access to unique data sources, industry databases and we regularly partner with specialist data companies to provide an evidence-based foundation for our research. From seeking expert opinions to undertaking wide-reaching surveys, we firmly believe in complementing this data with on-the-ground investigations to provide a balanced and human-centred outcome.

Our services include:

  • Market Reports
  • White Papers
  • Secret Shopping

Business Support

We offer a range of services to help our clients to get the best out of their businesses. By taking a commercially-minded, hands-on approach, we have been able to assist our clients to set up new divisions, evaluate and improve current processes, and implement strategic advice. Our expertise is operational and property management focused and we can provide advice in the following areas:

Our services include:

  • Training and Mentoring
  • Business Planning and Set Up
  • Acquisition and Disposal Support

  • Processes and Procedures
  • Strategic Advice
  • Bid Support
  • Secondment