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WHR Property Consultants LLP

Project Management

We have a proven track record of delivering new build, refurbishment, fit-out and renovation projects to a quality standard on time and to cost. Our service ensures we provide tailored management support. We act as lead consultant and expert advisor collaborating with clients to determine their scheme requirements and manage project delivery.

Employer's Agent

WHR has acted as Employer’s Agent on a number of diverse Design and Build contracts.  Through the support of experienced construction and property professionals working collaboratively with the project team, we effectively manage the procurement and construction phase of a project.

Project Monitoring

Our approach to project and development monitoring is based on a comprehensive understanding of construction and the development process.

We are accomplished at evaluating project appraisals, forecast costs, programme, construction contracts and professional team appointments. The significant experience that we have gained in managing construction projects also ensures that we can undertake rigorous technical site inspections, undertake accurate appraisals of expenditure and identify risks early so that we can assist project teams to positively mitigate issues before they effect cost and programme.

Lease End Solutions

If you are coming to the end of your lease for your accommodation, it is easy to become overwhelmed in the myriad of tasks and processes to be carried out. WHR’s experienced building surveyors, agents and project managers help clients get the best out of a lease end situation, and provide class leading input and support on:

  • Dilapidations Claims
  • Dilapidations Works
  • Pre-Acquisition Surveys
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Workplace Design
  • Space Planning
  • Workplace Fit out
  • Furniture Relocation
  • Furniture Supply

This expertise can also be coupled with that of our Professional Services and Office and Industrial Agency teams, who provide assistance and support in property searches, lease negotiations and rating advice.

Cost Consultancy

Management of costs is a critical factor in the successful delivery of a construction project and effective advice is an invaluable service for clients.

We can provide a cost consultancy service independently or as part of our project management, employer's agent or contract administrator role when appointed on construction projects.

Feasibility Studies

WHR are often employed to provide professional advice on the feasibility of a variety of construction projects and refurbishments. Our advice is tailored to each instruction and can include concept design drawings, viability appraisals, cost appraisals and space planning.

 Working within a multidisciplinary practice enables the Building Consultancy Team to be commercially diverse and offer advice of the highest quality which is crucial when preparing a feasibility study at the initial stages of any project.

Architectural Design

We continually provide clients with a wide range of drawing services, from site plans, layout plans, elevations and sections through to full design and working drawings.

Our team utilise the latest AutoCAD drawing software and have a wealth of experience to ensure accurate and precise drawings are produced.

Interior Design

WHR has a wealth of experience in providing interior design and space planning services to clients for their refurbishment and relocation projects.

Our knowledge and experience ensure we provide cutting edge designs with sustainable materials, whilst ensuring through work place analysis that the design is both bespoke and creative to provide a vibrant environment for work and visitors.

Building Surveying

Working nationally from a Manchester base, WHR’s team of building surveyors provide class leading professional advice, under-pinned with detailed knowledge and understanding, and backed up by extensive experience of the built environment and the unique challenges and opportunities it brings.

From the full range of building surveys, to Party Wall advice and insurance valuations, we provide detailed, concise advice designed and tailored to provide the advice that clients need.

Our combined knowledge and experience allows clients to get the best out of their built assets at every stage of the process.

Contract Administration

WHR regularly undertake the role of contract administrator on a variety of schemes under standard forms of building contracts, with contract values typically ranging from £10,000 - £3 million.

Administration of a construction contract is a critical part of the building process. Care is needed to ensure that all requirements of the building contract are undertaken methodically and at the appropriate stages. It is potentially high risk and prone to litigation and requires detailed knowledge, a thorough understanding and experience to avoid dispute.

Insurance Valuations

WHR has a proven track record in providing inspections of commercial property to provide clients with an assessment for building insurance purposes.

We perform desktop and on-site inspections, considering all relevant factors that affect reconstruction, such as the type, quality and method of construction in addition to statutory controls and any unique issues. This assessment will eliminate the risks associated with under insurance ensuring that the property is adequately covered and avoid payment of excessive premiums for over insurance.

Dilapidations

WHR’s building surveyors are experts in the field of dilapidations and prepare and negotiate claims for landlords and tenants across the spectrum, from small office, industrial and retail occupiers to large portfolio landlords.

This breadth of experience, coupled with a detailed knowledge of the legal framework, ensures the best advice is given, and claims for the landlord are accurately prepared or, for the tenant, rigorously defended.

Commercial Surveys

WHR’s building surveyors have extensive experience, built up over decades of field work, in providing tailored, focussed advice specific to the needs of a client, including providing costings for identified works of repair or refurbishment.

We provide our reports in plain English, with the report structure providing detailed findings, but supplemented with an easily digestible summary that puts across the key information clients need.

Party Wall

We are experienced in undertaking instructions for both building owners and adjoining owners and have successfully determined numerous complex party wall matters.

We frequently advise clients on the application of the Act, prepare and serve notices and advise in relation to expenses, compensation and financial provisions.

PPM Schedules

Planned Preventative Maintenance schedules should be undertaken by an experienced building surveyor, and our team have extensive, expert knowledge of building construction, defects and repair options, alongside vast experience of preparing such schedules.

This experience means that the report captures all the information required for the works not only to be planned in a logical fashion, tailored to minimise expenditure and disruption, but also in such a way that realistic budgets can be set and accounted for.

Schedules of Condition

Compiling a Schedule of Condition requires an expert eye for detail, with an explicit understanding of construction and the deterioration of buildings. Without this, a schedule simply doesn’t do what it is intended to, leading to costly disputes further down the line.

Our building surveyors’ knowledge and experience is of the highest calibre, with Schedules having been prepared of all types of property, from retail to residential and industrial to offices.