Archive for 2016

Funding For School Libraries

Funding For School Libraries

Posted by Mark on November 15th 2016

The Children’s Laureate and top authors have called for school libraries to be protected! Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Quentin Blake have all publicly supported Chris Riddell’s letter to the Education Secretary. CBC Education couldn’t agree more!!!

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Education Funding Agency Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18 Announcement

Education Funding Agency Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18 Announcement

Posted by Mark on October 19th 2016

The EFA have announced the timescales of the new round of the 2017-18 Condition Improvement Fund. The timescales for the process are: - Information for applicants published ~ W/c 17th October - Registration deadline for new applicants ~ 5pm 30th Nov 2016 - Deadline for submitting applications ~ 12 noon 9th Dec 2016 - Date for notifying applicants of outcomes ~ by April 2017

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Final Approval For Hinkley Point C - Local Businesses Expanding?!

Final Approval For Hinkley Point C - Local Businesses Expanding?!

Posted by Mark on September 16th 2016

The final project go ahead for the construction of Hinkley Point C has been approved! Whatever your views are on the nuclear industry, one thing is certain. Somerset is on the cusp of undergoing a major economic boost. For many local businesses this will mean a review of their existing premises. Corporate Building Consultancy are able to assist businesses with their property needs in a variety of ways.

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Why Commission A Commercial Property Survey?

Why Commission A Commercial Property Survey?

Posted by Mark on September 12th 2016

Many of our commercial clients in Bristol and Somerset (including Bridgwater, Taunton Bath and Yeovil) instruct Corporate Building Consultancy to undertake a commercial property survey because they understand that in the long run it will save them money!

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Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18 Successful Bids

Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18 Successful Bids

Posted by Mark on September 12th 2016

There are many factors which can influence a successful bid to the EFA’s Condition Improvement Fund. In this article we explore what we believe to be some of the common misconceptions of applicants as well as the ‘must dos’.

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Primary School Library Extension

Primary School Library Extension

Posted by Mark on September 8th 2016

One of our projects over the summer was the design and project management of a new library facility at a Primary School in North Somerset. The new library was built on top of an existing flat roof and uses cedar cladding to create a contemporary look.

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Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18

Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18

Posted by Mark on September 5th 2016

Although the summer holidays have only just ended and most of the projects funded by the 2016-17 CIF are now complete – At CBC Education we are already discussing next year’s Condition Improvement Fund application with our clients. It important that academies start to think about their next projects as early as possible. Obtaining the high quality independent evidence to justify your project is the key to a successful funding bid.

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Property Surveys for Micro and Small Business Investors

Property Surveys for Micro and Small Business Investors

Posted by Mark on September 5th 2016

The commercial property sector suffered a big shock with the result of the EU referendum. A number of fund managers suspended trading in commercial property although some of these suspensions have now been lifted. The impact of this on commercial property prices however mostly effects larger ‘investment’ properties. For many micro and small business owners the acquisition of their own commercial property still remains a sound investment. Obtaining an accurate property survey is critical if investors are to make informed decisions.

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Defending A Claim of Dilapidations

Defending A Claim of Dilapidations

Posted by Mark on August 30th 2016

Receiving a claim of dilapidations can be shock – particularly for a small or medium sized company. The legal intricacies of dilapidations however mean that negotiations can result in a vastly improved settlement from the initial claim.

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Technical Due Diligence Surveys

Technical Due Diligence Surveys

Posted by Mark on August 30th 2016

Technical Due Diligence Surveys are property surveys specifically designed for commercial acquisitions. The term was introduced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS] to set the standard of commercial building surveys. Corporate Building Consultancy undertake Technical Due Diligence Surveys. No two surveys however are the same. The skills employed in undertaking this complex inspection are as much to do with property use and legal matters as they are with the physical condition of the bricks and mortar.

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One of The Largest CIF Funding Awards in the Country

One of The Largest CIF Funding Awards in the Country

Posted by Mark on August 25th 2016

CBC Education are proud to announce that one of their long standing clients have been awarded 2.4 million pounds to build a new science block. CBC Education prepared the funding bid which was submitted to the Education Funding Agency [EFA] under their Condition Improvement Fund [CIF] The funding award is one of the largest in the country and we are now looking forward to Project Managing the job through to completion.

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Commercial Property Survey by a RICS Regulated Firm

Commercial Property Survey by a RICS Regulated Firm

Posted by Mark on August 25th 2016

Undertaking a detailed commercial property survey is a skilled process. It requires knowledge of the physical attributes of buildings as well as the legislative and legal issues which surround them. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS] are the premier organisation worldwide for property professionals. Firms that are regulated by the RICS have to comply with the institution’s strict code of conduct and ethical standards.

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How a Commercial Property Building Survey Can Save A Business Money?

How a Commercial Property Building Survey Can Save A Business Money?

Posted by Mark on August 23rd 2016

The organisations that work with Corporate Building Consultancy understand the real value of our Commercial Building Surveys. Whether they are acquiring a commercial lease or the freehold interest in a property CBC Commercial always add value to the acquisition process.

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Mark Brothwell DipSurv FRICS

Mark Brothwell DipSurv FRICS

Posted by Mark on August 17th 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Director Mark Brothwell has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mark has been a Chartered Surveyor for over thirteen years. Fellowship status is awarded to less than 20% of the profession.

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Commercial Building Surveys in Bridgwater

Commercial Building Surveys in Bridgwater

Posted by Mark on August 11th 2016

With the pending announcement of Hinkley Point C many of our clients are starting to consider whether their existing property has the flexibility to cater for increased demand. Corporate Building Consultancy advise local Businesses in Somerset (including those in Bridgwater and towns around Hinkley Point) on their property needs.

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Hinkley Point C - Property Advice For Local Somerset Firms

Hinkley Point C - Property Advice For Local Somerset Firms

Posted by Mark on August 2nd 2016

With the prospect of the final approval of Hinkley Point C on the horizon many local businesses will be reviewing their property needs over the next five to ten years. For many this will mean either extending their existing premises or moving to a larger facility. Obtaining the right advice on these critical decisions is imperative. Corporate Building Consultancy are able to assist your businesses with these decisions in a variety of ways.

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Dilapidations in Somerset

Dilapidations in Somerset

Posted by Mark on August 1st 2016

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, most analysts are expecting a downturn in commercial property activity. Consequently, Landlords will be concerned about the potential loss of rental income. It’s common in times of economic uncertainty for landlords to adopt a fairly robust claim for dilapidations. This can give rise to unreasonable claims. Making an unreasonable claim however is not in the interest of either party.

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Commercial Building Surveys

Commercial Building Surveys

Posted by Mark on July 25th 2016

Despite the recent referendum result for the UK to leave the European Union, instructions for Commercial Building Surveys remain strong. Now more than ever however it is important for organisations to ensure that they have a robust survey of any property they are considering acquiring. Our commercial surveys give our clients some real bargaining power – particularly for older properties.

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Dilapidation Advice

Dilapidation Advice

Posted by Mark on July 18th 2016

Receiving a claim for dilapidations can be a very distressing experience – particularly for small or medium sized companies who are less familiar with the process. Corporate Building Consultancy have successfully defended many overstated claims from overzealous landlords.

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School Summer Building Works

School Summer Building Works

Posted by Mark on July 12th 2016

It’s another very busy year for CBC Education’s schools! Following successful funding bids from the EFA’s Condition Improvement Fund planning for the summer building programme is already well underway.

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Property Experts For Schools

Property Experts For Schools

Posted by Mark on March 17th 2016

With the recent Government announcement that all schools are to convert to Academies the services that Local Education Authorities currently provide will be dramatically reduced. Many schools may consider this a good thing! However, there is no doubt that they will need to procure expert advice – particularly in property related matters. CBC Education have been working with Academies to provide property consultancy for many years. Our services include; condition surveys, architectural design and project management.

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All Schools to Convert to Become an Academy

All Schools to Convert to Become an Academy

Posted by Mark on March 17th 2016

The Government have announced that all schools are to convert to Academies and ultimately join Multi Academy Trusts. For many schools this will pose new challenges – Initially in how they demonstrate due diligence during the conversion process and then how they manage their property portfolio. CBC Education have been successfully assisting Academies with their property related matters for many years.

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