We have the experience to efficiently take a project from inception through to completion. Our clients tell us that they keep coming back safe in the knowledge that we pride ourselves on leading and coordinating the professional teams and contractors regardless of whether a property investment represents their core business or is simply a roof over their corporate heads. We have procured work packages ranging in value from tens of thousands to millions of pounds in most business sectors.
BWP has a proven track record of ensuring that clients’ objectives are achieved. Acting for either landlord or tenant, a cross-sector knowledge base provides the necessary skills and experience to enable client aspirations to be met and exceeded on a broad range of building types.
Refurbishment & improvement
Refurbishment, rejuvenation, upgrading, renewal, renovation, modernisation – call it what you will, but every commercial property will reach the point where it becomes less attractive to occupy or its financial viability is compromised by declining rental income and/or increased operational costs.
Adaption, maintenance and repair are key options in ensuring premises are to a good marketable or occupier standard. Refurbishment can also address increased operational expenditure attributable to older and less energy effective services or dated and inefficient building components. It may also present you with the opportunity to bring the building up to current statutory and environmental standards.
BWP have the experience to take a project from inception through to completion of the works on site. From conversations with you and/or your agents, we can evolve your brief advising you on the professionals who may add value to the process; the statutory consents you may require; certified environmental benchmarking such as BREEAM; the preparation and tendering of specifications; appointment of contractors on your behalf; and administration of projects through to the end of the contract term and into occupation.
We procure work packages ranging in value from tens of thousands to several million pounds across all sectors and property types, from buildings of historic importance to modern industrial warehouses.
Our clients tell us that they keep coming back safe in the knowledge that we pride ourselves on leading and co-ordinating the professional team in order to achieve the clients’ end objective, regardless of if a property investment represents their core business or is a simply a roof over their corporate heads.
Where projects reach a size and complexity requiring a broader design team, specialist roles are often required to establish and achieve the clients objectives. Acting as Project Manager, assembling the consultant team together with its continued management from inception, through design to completion of the construction process is a role that BWP can undertake on behalf of clients from most sectors. Our expertise as chartered building surveyors provides the experience to coordinate the project team ensuring that cost, design quality and programme delivery are optimised.
Funding of construction projects involves manging risk effectively. As funder, investor or an acquiring party, the appointment of an effective project monitoring surveyor will help identify and manage these as well as ensuring that the project is delivered on time, budget and to the required standard. Engagement with the client at the early stages will identify the key project drivers and will make sure that these objectives are realised through the planning, design and construction phases.
Occasionally, unresolved issues arise with building projects, dilapidations claims, service charge or neighbourly matters – negotiations can stall or be abandoned and disputes arise. These can be time consuming, uncertain and costly to pursue. We are familiar in advising within the frameworks of litigation and arbitration, and in acting within the increasingly popular methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation and expert determination.
We assist clients in objectively assessing their positions and we have a good track record in helping our clients and their teams narrow the issues and to prosecute or defend claims within realistic commercial parameters, revitalising negotiations where possible.