Strategic Estates Planning

Strategic Estates Planning

A four-fold challenge faces Estates Teams:

  • Assimilating and anticipating student needs and expectations
  • Engaging with academic staff to integrate evolving pedagogic practice with modern facilities
  • Reducing the backlog maintenance burden and achieving effective improvements from revenue spending on planned, reactive and lifecycle maintenance programmes
  • Managing capital projects with sufficient speed to keep pace with expectations and developments
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    Ultimately, estate performance is driven by linking estate planning to academic and corporate planning processes so that:

  • Every project no matter the size or scale has an academic imperative
  • Every pound invested has a tangible impact on the student or staff experience
  • Every opportunity is taken to leverage scarce resources and to do more with less
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    Conceptually, we see the fundamental link between strategic planning and estate planning as being mediated by the amount and type of space to be provided. This approach is vital to underpin:

  • Establishment of a coherent, affordable project brief
  • Evaluation of alternative options and development of a clear business case
  • Definition of cost information and investment appraisal
  • Consideration of phasing, programming and the impact of major project milestones on operational activities particularly those relating to the experience of students and staff of the institution.
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    Our Services cover:

  • Estates strategy development and project management of the estates strategy process
  • Strategic Planning, Modelling and Briefing Services designed link capital projects with academic strategy and build commitment for investment and change;
  • Client-side project management and support for internal processes from option appraisal through to implementation with the option to maintain continuity throughout the process right through to practical completion
  • Procurement and management of the wider professional team
  • Delivery of specific capital projects from briefing/business case through the asset development cycle
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    Our services are configured and designed to respond to specific client requirements and our principle is always to design our solutions in close discussion with our clients.

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