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      Neighbour and Stakeholder Relations

      Whether you are wanting to start work on your property or have been informed by your neighbour of works happening, we act in your interest and unburden the whole process.

      Emmanuel College, Cambridge

      With a 50+ year strong relationship, we’re trusted to offer Emmanuel clear and creative advice

      We protect your legal rights and interests to ensure your neighbour does everything correctly, manage any potential conflicts and broker arrangements for you.

      Good neighbour and stakeholder relations can sometimes be taken for granted. When it comes to building work possibly affecting these relations, preserving your position is likely to shift to the top of your agenda.

      Whether you are wanting to work on a party wall and need a party wall award drawn up, or on land close to your neighbour’s boundary and need a licensing agreement, we lay down the stepping stones and lead you on that journey.

      Despite there being a considerable element of emotion when a neighbour’s property is involved, we provide trusted, independent advice on how to manage difficult situations and give clarity on what you technically and legally can and cannot do. We manage your risk.

      Allowing Oxford and Cambridge colleges to develop their estates, as well as protect their historic bonds with each other, and their brand and reputation within the wider community

      Service options

      Architecture

      We don't just bring creativity to the table; we help to liberate your project’s potential by seeing things differently, and help to draw out and unlock your vision.

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      Capital Project Funding Advice

      Whether you are acting on behalf of a university or a developer in funds, receiving informed and researched advice about how best to fund your capital project is crucial in a project’s successful development.

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      Conservation and Refurbishment

      When refurbishing your historic property, handing over responsibility to someone who understands the physical importance and historical significance of each feature and knows how to manage the work is enlightening.

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      Major Building Projects

      We deliver contextually sensitive landmark projects for our clients - unlocking potential and enhancing asset value.

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      Move Management

      Moving people and things into a building after construction can be a stressful proposition, or even a logistical nightmare. We help to streamline and make things as pain-free as possible.

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      Planned Maintenance

      Understanding the condition of your buildings allows you to prioritise, budget and plan for future maintenance or restoration - saving you money and energy.

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      Planning and Heritage

      We demystify the world of planning and heritage for our clients, guiding you through best practice with a constant appreciation for your property’s value and your need for commercial advice.

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      Project and Cost Management

      Handing over management, communication and responsibility to experts you can trust to deliver your project is a complete breath of fresh air. We take away a huge amount of burden and risk.

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      Project Monitoring and Audit

      The construction market remains buoyant but fraught with challenges. Our attention to detail on project monitoring and independent auditing is not only reassuring but key to ensuring the project remains compliant.

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      Property and Estate Strategy

      Understanding of a College's operational portfolio, its existing and potential use, likely refurbishment costs and realising opportunities is key to avoiding any costly surprises.

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      Strategic Master Planning

      Giving you the confidence to invest in long-term decisions to achieve a sustainable future.

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