Project Management is one of our key services at Graham Kinnear Property Consultant. We are proud to have brought many derelict buildings back to life as well as successfully overseen the construction of new buildings from the ground up. If you are contemplating a development in the Kent area then we would be delighted to hear from you. We provide a project management service which can operate from the start of the development to the finish, or at any point inbetween. Regrettably we are currently only able to accept instructions in the Kent area. This is due to the fact that our project management service is very intensive and requires frequent site visits. We are therefore only able to act to the standard that we want to, in our immediate locality.
We aim to ensure that the project is completed to the required standard, compliant and delivered to the Client both on time and on budget. Our service will save you stress and time and should save you money that an over-run on time or overspend on budget would otherwise incur.
The services that we can undertake can include any or all of the following:
Costing of Development
Selection and appointment of Contractors
Negotiation on Price/Rates
Drawing up and signature of contract with Builders
Dealing with Party Wall or other pre development compliance issues
Undertaking a Health and Safety Review and required Risk Assessments
Arrangement of site security
Liaison with Building Control or Approved Inspector
Weekly progress meetings either on site or by photo/video/skype
Dealing with Utility Providers
Snagging and Handover
Negotiation and release of retentions
Additionally we can provide post completion works including
Building Regulation Sign Off
Energy Performance Certificates/ SAP Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments
Installation Certificates for Gas & Electric supplies and installations
Fire Sprinkler System commissioning certificate
We genuinely believe that we will, in all likelihood, save you far more money than we ever charge you as well as removing an enormous amount of stress and headache that self managing a project can often bring.
Get in touch for a no obligation informal discussion about your plans and let us explain how we feel we can help. Our fees are bespoke to your project. They will depend on the size of the project and the level of involvement that you require.
Bank / Funding Monitoring
We also accept appointments from Banks and lending institutions to monitor development sites where funding is being provided. This role, more commonly known as bank fund monitoring, involves our undertaking an initial survey following which our team will monitor the development on an ongoing basis.
A typical instruction will mean that we provide a report confirming:
- all statutory consents are in place – Planning, Listed Building Consent, Building Regulations Approval and Party Wall
- we assess the reasonableness of the projected build costs
- we review the Construction Drawings for compliance.
- we ensure the Programme of proposed works is suitable and reasonable
- we ensure the correct insurance is in place and remains so throughout the project
- we ensure that the correct contracts are in place. This is normally a JCT contract.
- we ensure that CDM Health & Safety regulations are in place and complied with
- we assess whether the appointed contractors are capable of carrying out the construction project in the time allowed.
The report we produce will highlight any shortfalls or areas of concern that need to be addressed or amended.
During the construction phase every time the developer needs to draw down funds, we carry out a thorough site visit to ensure the stated works have been completed to the required standard and, that being the case, we advise the bank or lending intuition that they can release further funds for the next phase of the project.
In essence we are the eyes and ears of the project in a very similar way that we provide project management to private Clients.