Asset Consulting combines strategy, technology and management techniques to assist in maximising a building’s efficiency yet minimising its operating costs
We provide strategic property advice for both individual buildings and complete premises portfolios (from acquisition, to operation through to refurbishment and disposal). Our team has extensive practical knowledge of building operations, maintenance activities and engineering design within the UK, Europe and internationally.
Our approach is to adopt an ‘end-user’ perspective, with the objective of ensuring effective management and operation of our client’s assets to obtain the best balance of cost against risk and performance. This is achieved by ensuring that asset related decision making processes are closely aligned to our clients’ strategic objectives and day-to-day operations. By adopting this approach, it is possible to realise maximum value from an asset portfolio, both financially and commercially.
- Acquisition and disposal of property
- Condition surveys and reports
- Contract administration
- Defect analysis and remediation
- Dilapidation advice/lease negotiations
- Financial planning for capital and revenue works
- Operational and maintenance strategies
- Formulating the objectives of the estate on behalf of our clients
- Health and safety reviews (operational and strategic)
- Maintenance management
- Preparation of maintenance task and frequency schedules
- Preparation of asset registers
- Project design and management
- Term contract development, procurement and management (hard and soft services)
The Natural History Museum, London, commissioned BuroHappold Engineering to undertake a condition survey of their built estate, located at various sites across the UK. The Asset Consultancy team played a major part in managing and executing the commission. Working with other BuroHappold specialists, we conducted a full prioritisation analysis to identify the engineering issues most important to the museum’s stakeholder groups. The study outcomes dovetailed with the museum’s existing strategic objectives for informing the design of new visitor and back of house spaces. These included enhancing the visitor experience, supporting educational and outreach work, and reducing the impact of the facilities on the natural environment.
“We really do appreciate the support that BuroHappold is giving in enabling us to realise this opportunity… without BuroHappold’s professional input I don’t think we’d even be in the running.” – Museum of East Asian Art, Bath