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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.

      Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

      Trinity’s Grade I listed chapel needed extensive repairs and trustworthy advice - only a team with our expertise could pull it off

      A 10 year strategy for your student accommodation will give you a clear vision and a route map ensuring you can achieve your objectives.

      Whether you wish to increase the number of student rooms, upgrade your accommodation, reduce maintenance costs or improve the student experience with enhanced associated facilities - cafes, meeting hubs or conference facilities, we have the know-how.

      Engaging our multi-disciplinary team of building surveyors, planners, fund managers, student accommodation experts and development consultants will help you to achieve a more valuable and streamlined portfolio.

      We have worked with Colleges since the 1850s, our track record is second to none, which is why our clients come back to us time after time.

      Supporting Green Templeton College, Fitzwilliam College and Corpus Christi we have advised on; consolidation of properties, improving running costs, maintenance surveys, identifying opportunities and much more.

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      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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      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.

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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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      Strategic Master Planning

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

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      Related projects

      Keble College graduates get 'legs' on this highly complex ground-breaking build, incorporating a basement research space
      Keble College

      Keble College graduates get 'legs' on this highly complex ground-breaking build, incorporating a basement research space

      Keble College graduates get 'legs' on this highly complex ground-breaking build, incorporating a basement research space
      Trinity’s Grade I listed chapel needed extensive repairs and trustworthy advice - only a team with our expertise could pull it off
      Trinity College Chapel

      Trinity’s Grade I listed chapel needed extensive repairs and trustworthy advice - only a team with our expertise could pull it off

      Trinity’s Grade I listed chapel needed extensive repairs and trustworthy advice - only a team with our expertise could pull it off
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