Commercial Building Services

Commercial Building 
Surveying Services

Cube have considerable experience within the team to provide a range of asset management related services to property management companies helping them acquire, manage and ultimately dispose of property assets at the optimum time.

Commercial understanding allows for the best possible advice in any given situation.

The bedrock of Cube’s approach is to provide tailored services and expert advice at the earliest opportunity and thus affording their clients’ maximum long term benefit.

Cube act for landlords and tenants, in the public and private arenas and seek to provide the very best in customer experience.

Building Surveying Professional Services

  • Party Wall advice
  • Expert Witness appointments
  • Dilapidations for landlord or tenant
  • Asset Management 

Project Services

  • Contract administration
  • Project management
  • Cost planning and management
  • Feasibility reports
  • Tendering and procurement services
  • Value engineering
  • Whole life costing
  • Computer aided drawing services

Computer-aided design drawing services

  • Measured surveys 
  • Site layout plans 
  • Working drawings 
  • Statutory approval drawings 
  • Planning and building control
  • Land registry plans
  • Local authority building designs

Asset management

  • Planned maintenance programmes
  • Schedules of condition
  • Stock and condition surveys
  • Asbestos surveys 
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Energy performance certificates (DEA/NDEA/DEC’S)

Frimley Business Park, Camberley

Frimley Business Park, Camberley
Jim Mallams MRICS
Location: Frimley, Surrey

Aim: Assist a firm of architects by administrating the refurbishment contact once on site.
 
Project Description: Internal CAT A fit-out and refurbishment to include a gym and cafe.

Services Provided

  • Pre-acquisition surveys
  • Dilapidation surveys
  • Schedules of condition
  • Landlord/Tenant negotiations
  • Tendering and procurement of landscape refurbishment
  • Building Refurbishment
  • Contract administration and Project Management

Cannon Street, London

Building refurbishment, Cannon street
Jim Mallams MRICS
Location: Cannon Street, London

Overview: Client was a tenant of a single floor in the building which was undergoing a substantial refurbishment. The landlord took an aggressive stance on dilapidations. Cube are acting for the some of the tenants and are preparing detailed expert assessments of condition and also reports that provide the tenant’s legal representatives data and analysis ahead of possible litigation.

Outcome: Cube advised 12 months prior to lease and provided a guide to the possible landlord claim. The claim submitted was un realistic and excessive. We advised undertaking a full strip out back to open plan and then negotiating an exit. 
On a separate point the dilapidations was presented and whilst against Cubes advice the Tennant gave a substantial sum over the recommended settlement, yet the Landlord proceeded to claim more. Our understanding and powerful points meant no further movement was made on the settlement despite this. 

The final survey for doing the works and settling the claim amounted to less then our guidances 12 months earlier.

Services Provided

  • Dilapidation advice
  • Technical Defect Analysis: Survey and Report
  • Schedule of Condition
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Exit Advice
  • Dilaps Negotiation

Radisson Blu

Clayton leeds
Jim Mallams MRICS
Location: Bristol

Type of property: 17 Storey Hotel in the dock area

Overview: The client was seeking to sell the Hotel to a new investor but was concerned over the workmanship following completion of substantial external and internal refurbishment works, during which a subcontractor went into liquidation and alternate suppliers were introduced with different levels of workmanship. We were asked to review and understand the fiull extent of necessary works to the building, identify, schedule and cost and repairs and provide a report that the Purchaser could rely on.


Outcome: The survey and report highlighted a number of issues, indicated potential repair costs and noted matters requiring further inspection. The document aided the sale by making sure both parties were fully aware of the financial points associated with the condition of the building. The sale proceeded smoothly to completion.

Services Provided

  • Bespoke Vendors Building Survey 

Aborfield Garrison 

Clayton leeds
Surveyors (right to left)
Jim Mallams MRICS
Sam Ingelbrecht
Alex Manuel MRICS
Location: Reading

Aim: To assess all retained buildings on a decommissioned military base covering overall condition and immediate repair works. There are 76 buildings ranging from a guards hut to a helicopter maintenance hanger.

Challenges: The shear volume of units to assess and evaluate using consistent means of reporting across the team and building type. There was also distinctly different building designs.

Services Provided

  • Designing reporting format
  • Condition surveys
  • Overview reporting
  • Costing of repairs
  • Annual Reviews Instructed 

Further Services Provided

  • Annual Reviews

The Huntsman, Peterborough

property investment
Steve Parris MRICS
Location: Peterborough

Contract, Value, Type Of Property:
£450k asking price 
Period Public House
Approx 18th century listed


Client Brief:
Cube were contacted by property investment company Lodgewood and asked to provide an array of bespoke surveys and services ahead of a possible acquisition of a commercial property.

Outcome:
Cube analysed the survey data and prepared a report that detailed not only the cost to restore the hotel but a further one that provided indicative costs for a possible reconfiguration of the building. Cube provided design sketches and advice as to approaches for securing outline planning permission. 
The outcome saw Lodgewood renegotiate the asking price with the vendor and achieve considerable savings from the original asking price.
Cube are currently preparing to meet the local planning authority to discuss development options.

Services Provided

  • Bespoke set of full building surveys
  • Cost Management Services
  •  Planning advice
"It is so refreshing to find a company like Cube. We have been investing poorly for over a decade and never before have we had such a thorough, open and honest survey. 

The amazing thing was, once Jim had completed his survey, we immediate him on site to go through all of his findings there and then. We were shown the issues, but more importantly Jim walked us through the solutions and average costs involved to rectify the problems. 

This was followed up with a comprehensive written inspection report, which allowed us to be able to confidently reduce our offer by £180,000 due to the actual works required, with the backup of real facts/figures and images. 
Cube totally delivered and I would highly reckoned them as your first choice building surveying services company."

Trent House,  Oundle – Retirement Living Complex

property investment
Jim Mallams MRICS
Overview: Problems encountered with stone tiles falling from the roof. Initial repairs were organised, followed by an inspection of all roof voids identifying a much wider concern. This led to preparation of a work package, there was an agreement with the listed building and programming of works, to spread cost over several service charge periods.

Outcome: Had to target the highest risk areas, settle programming of costs. The liaison with listed Buildings officer has provided the client with the peace of mind and greater cost and time certainty. 

Services Provided

  • Reactive defect assessment 
  • Control of emergency repairs
  • Detailed Defect analysis 
  • Programming and Cost Guidance
  • Specifications preparation
  • Listed Building Negotiations 
  • Project Management/Contract Administration 

Gherkin, London

building reports
Jim Mallams MRICS
Location: London

Client Brief: The client required the survey and its subsequent report be prepared within 5 working days due to a very tight end of financial year deadline.

Cube conducted the survey within 24 hours and the report was written with illustrated with photographs within the time period.

Services Provided

  • Schedule Of Condition

Gym Fit 4 Less, High Wycombe

Gymnasium construction
Jim Mallams MRICS
Location: High Wycombe

Client Brief: 
Survey of commercial premises 
10,000 sq ft
Property dating in part from 1950s

Client Brief:
Client looking to acquire lease of premises for use of a gym. Building neglected for years and in very poor condition. 
Survey highlighted numerous issues which enabled this client to negotiate a more favourable lease terms and ensure certain works/repairs were completed prior to occupation. 

Outcome:
After the initial survey the client appointed Cube to programme a schedule of condition and advise in detail on Japanese Knot Weed and landlord obligation. Further inspections on other locations instituted and we are a preferred supplier to their franchises. 

Services Provided

  • Full Building Survey
  • Schedule of Condition
  • Defect analysis
  • Lease Review
  • Dilapidations Advice
' We were impressed not only by very quick response to our needs but the helpfulness of Cube Building Consultancy.

Jim came on site and from the minute he stepped on site, I knew that he was extremely experienced and knowledgable. I personally felt at ease with him straight away. Jim was very professional in his approach, his report and show he explained his conclusions and summary. 

I would highly recommend Cube Building Consultancy to anyone in a similar position as us and you wont be sorry. I am very excited to work with Cube Building Consultancy on future franchised clubs.’

Michael Walker Founder and Co Owner GymFit4Less

Clayton Hotel, Leeds

Clayton leeds
Jim Mallams MRICS
Location: Leeds

Client Brief: The hotel had suffered long term and repeated issues pertaining to water penetration within the structure of its floor in and around its restaurant area. Previous consultants had not been able to solve the problem.

Cube were invited to site and have subsequently identified the cause and provided an options appraisal for a range of remedial works.

Cube currently await the client’s decision and hope to be of further service.

Services Provided

  • Schedule of Condition
  • Defect Analysis
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