We provide a cost effective and professional service by advising and supporting your organisation in a number of Estates and Facilities Management areas. Our support services help you to deliver much needed cash and efficiency savings and reductions in your organisational expenditure.
Our main consulting areas are:
Project and Programme Management
We have extensive experience of delivering a diverse range of estates and facilities related projects to the NHS, academic and commercial organisations and pride ourselves in delivery, value for money and efficiency in all of our projects. The experience we have gained enables us to bring our understanding of lessons learnt, knowledge and best practice tools and techniques to every project and programme we assist with.
NHS Premises Assurance Model (PAM) Support and Assistance
Supporting the NHS constitution pledge to provide services from a clean, safe and fit for purpose environment we are firmly of the opinion that the NHS Premises Assurance Model is an appropriate tool to aid Trusts on a self assessment basis in gaining an holistic understanding and proactively action planning deficiencies in relation to compliance, premises safety and efficient use of their estate.
It is of paramount importance in terms of patient experience, safety and public purse efficiency that the NHS Estate is appropriately maintained, safe and fit for purpose with assurances around compliance readily available to evidence such assertion. Without robust, relevant and demonstrable evidence of assurance it is extremely difficult to prove compliance and target investment where it is required.
We can assist and support you in the management, preparation, collation and appropriate storage of your PAM evidence in the five domains to provide assurance against your responses to the self assessment questions.
If you are a Micad Internet Property Register User we are very well positioned to assist in the integration of the IPR to your PAM programme in relation to the storage and management of assurance documentation.
Property and Estate Optimisation and Rationalisation
Using our practical experiences, we offer a range of optimisation and rationalisation support and advice services to NHS Trusts. As a result of our having carried out a number of Space Utilisation studies to inform rationalisation and smarter working strategies we are well placed to advise upon cost saving solutions through comprehensive and robust evidence based reports and advisory papers. Visit our Room Utilisation Study page for further details.
Estates Occupancy Formalisation
We are currently working on a Consultancy basis with a number of NHS Trusts to lead on Estates Occupancy Formalisation Projects. This is assisted by the fact that our Managing Director is a Solicitor and former NHS Estates Manager meaning that he is well placed to provide the advice and practical support required to progress this type of project.
Part of this process is the assessment of your Occupancy Agreements to ascertain and implement accurate charging regimes to ensure you levy correct charges and realise appropriate income streams..
This area fits extremely well with our Occupancy Agreement Audit and Management Service as, following formalisation projects, we have a comprehensive understanding of the makeup and strategic position of your estate.
Due Diligence Project Management and Assistance / Property Transfer Business Case Development
We historically worked with NHS Property Services Ltd leading on and project managing the Due Diligence processes relating to the transfer of the Community Estate to NHS Property Services Ltd. As such, we are well placed to support the transfer application process from NHSPS or CHP back to Trusts where deemed appropriate.
Projects of this nature require careful consideration of a range of complex documents, collation of specific evidence and the input of such information into a range of prescribed formats. As a result of practical “hands on” experience with NHS Trusts we are well placed to provide our services in an advisory capacity going forward.
Read our article on Transfers here: