What we do

Building Consultancy

A personal yet professional range of services to a diverse range of clients.

MK2 Building Consultancy offer a personal yet professional range of services to a diverse range of clients, including owner-occupiers, tenants, investors and developers of commercial real estate across the UK. We work closely with our Investment and Asset Management teams and our advice is clear, succinct and highly commercial.

Our Services Include

  • Building Maintenance – A building that is well looked after keeps it value and can prevent large scale failure. See below for more details.
  • Building Surveys– Whether it is commercial, industrial or retail properties, leasehold or freehold acquisitions of individual properties or national portfolios, we carry out specialist technical due diligence service where we scrutinise every aspect of the transaction, leaving no stone unturned and our advice is independent, professional and can be tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Development & Project Monitoring– If you have a commercial interest in a development, but no immediate control over its construction, we can protect your interests and keep you fully informed. See below for more details.
  • Dilapidations– We act for both Landlords and tenants to provide pragmatic advice on how best to manage dilapidations issues, both during a lease and at expiry. See below for more details.
  • Project Management/ Contract Administration– We listen to your property needs and business drivers and this is where we can help you develop a strategy and then project manage it to completion. See below for more details.
  • Reinstatement Cost Assessments– We have experience of undertaking single property or a large portfolio of Reinstatement Cost Assessments. See below for more details.

Building Maintenance

We can put a detailed strategy in place to schedule in maintenance throughout the life cycle of your property – allowing effective management of your capital expenditure. If you are a Landlord, we can help you plan and cost for maintenance that can be incorporated into your service charge and ensure that your asset is well maintained to help keep its value. If you are a tenant, we’ll make sure that you meet your repair obligations of your lease having regard to an overarching dilapidation strategy, which can be spread out over the years to help with cash flow. We can also advise on M&E through our network of specialist consultants and oversee their sections to provide a comprehensive PPM.

Our services include:

  • Preparing and costing Planned Maintenance Programme (PPM), including managing M&E Consultants.
  • Oversee and integrate specialist façade inspections by specialists within the PPM.
  • Implementing maintenance plans.

Development & Project Monitoring

Whether you are a prospective tenant, a bank lender or an investment owner, we have the experience to help you achieve what you need from a project. We have experience that spans all sectors and advise on everything from smaller projects, through to large developments. We appraise design and value, as well as identify development risks at the outset. If we need information about commercial aspects like market appeal and investment value, we work closely with our Investment and Asset Management teams, which adds up to a well-rounded and commercially focussed advice.

Dilapidations

This includes advice on break options, dilapidations liability assessments, preparing interim and terminal schedules and negotiating settlements or contract administration of the associated works. We also, if required, have an in-house valuation Surveyor who we work closely with and can provide Section 18 valuations. We also undertake Schedule of Conditions which are usually prepared in the context of a lease or neighbouring construction project. A schedule of condition will seek to record a property’s condition at a given date in order to protect a party’s position in the event of actual or claimed further deterioration or damage.

Project Management/ Contract Administration 

Whether you are an occupier debating whether you stay in or move from your current premises, we can help you make the right choices for your business to make the right decision. Or if you are a Landlord, we can advise you on the quality of fit out and build cost in conjunction with your letting agents to ensure that we maximise the opportunity for the property to be re-let. Our services include Project Management/Contract Administration/Employers Agent services where we undertake and process client brief development, feasibility and options appraisal, design team assembly, procurement strategy and construction project management. We have experience in the office, industrial, retail and mixed use schemes including the conversion of existing buildings into residential use. Recent experience includes the Project Management role of a demolition and re-build of a retail / industrial unit at a value of £3 million, Contract Administration services for a CAT A office refurbishment over several phases totalling 60,000 sq ft and conversion of an office to create 21 apartments and 7 new build houses.

Reinstatement Cost Assessments

We are aware that having the right insurance cover is essential as if you are under-insured, you run the risk of running into in-budgeted-for-costs and if you are over-insured, your premiums may be unnecessarily high. We carry out reinstatement cost assessments on buildings of all sizes, ages and types.

If you would like us to provide an individual service, resourced at senior level, please get in touch.

Ian Wilton

Tel: 0121 214 1973
Mobile: 07713 110644
Email: iwilton@mk2.co.uk
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