Oxford Technology Park is a 21.5 acre (8.2 ha) campus to the north of Oxford city with capacity for a multi-unit development totalling 40,000sq m (400,000 sq ft) of Grade A offices and high-tech buildings capable of providing laboratory R&D and production uses.
Provide building survey and dilapidation assessment reports on 61 properties as part of a proposed portfolio acquisition. The properties were nationwide and ranged from large detached former schools, to tenant fit out units within a nationwide gym chain.
Planned maintenance instruction to inspect of all properties, including external elements, common parts and mechanical and electrical installations to advise on a 10 year maintenance strategy. Reports were required in six weeks to inform the client’s budgeting. The instruction was extended to producing predicted life cycles for principal elements, such as roofs and windows. A team of seven surveyors were used.
Following on from the dilapidations process and subsequent refurbishment of the buildings, Bidwells advised on the likely works and expenditure required to maintain the building over the next 15 years.
Bidwells provided advice and oversaw the detailed design and CATA refurbishment of a 10,000 sq ft office space, set over two floors, following on from the successful negotiation and settlement of the dilapidations with the outgoing tenant.
Bidwells is providing strategic development appraisal, leasing and project management advice on three commercial centres containing shops, medical, B1 offices, pub and food, day nurseries and community uses.