Our aim is to add value for our clients through clear advice and commercial awareness. We strive to bring this to all our projects.
Reuse/Refurbishment of Buildings: Redundant buildings require extreme refurbishment with issues of fabric neglect and weatherseal failures that have to be addressed in order to bring the building back into economic use.
Additional Floors: Adding floors to existing buildings is always a challenge with the existing structure and even more so with the foundations. We have extensive experience of these type of projects in producing efficient, buildable designs.
Buildability: This is achieved through practical designs that are economic and easy to construct. Designs only become a reality once they are constructed and we will work closely with contractors in achieving this with strategic method statements particularly with refurbishments and fit-outs in occupied buildings.
Innovation: It does not happen all the time, but we get a real buzz with that ‘eureka moment’ when creative engineering unlocks potential challenges with a new solution.
Timing: Timing and programming is crucial to a successful project and a key element in the service that we provide. We strive to be responsive and provide a fast, reliable service with internal management that ensures adequate resourcing for the project programme.
Programming and Phasing: Stage completion can be important to the release of funding of projects with ‘golden bricks’ in social housing. With mixed developments completion of the shell of the retail unit is again key to allow fit out to commence. 'Fast track' methods reduce the time on long or complex items or make repetitive items more efficient, can lead to savings in the overall programme.
Sustainability: Sustainability makes good business sense with total life costings, material management and carbon accountability.
Reuse and Salvage: Reuse and salvage has to be key factors in cost control, material management and carbon accountability.
Regeneration and Adaption: On brownfield sites we will look to potential of reusing any of the existing structure, foundations and infrastructure.