Civic and Community

Our roots within the public sector have given us a strong awareness of the current agendas and drivers that affect civic and community properties. Our strategic asset management programmes help our clients realise the full potential of their portfolios, and rationalise them where further efficiencies can be identified.


We are able to deliver schemes for new community facilities that are not only efficient and functional, but also attractive and inspirational. Using our expert knowledge of modern low-energy building services, we are able to reduce the environmental impact of civic buildings. With this approach we can also investigate how additional project funds can be obtained by incorporating features that add to the sustainability of the scheme.


We aim for our civic buildings to be comfortable places that people genuinely want to visit. In this way we help our clients to transform the way that the local population use the facilities available to them. These include Libraries, Town Halls, parks and Leisure Centres.

 

Click here for examples of our civic and community projects

 

Our approach

Matching cost and budget

A community centre project in West Sussex had a funding shortfall, until we found ways of bringing the cost down and sourcing further funds.

Thurrock Council - Office space utilisation study

An outline business case for the re-design of the civic centre was developed based on the council’s wider office strategy and corporate objectives.

Supporting community facilities

Our building surveyors have kept a community centre in Exeter usable while the community plans its vision for the future.

Planning for renewable energy

We are managing a project to assess whether any of Stockport’s weirs are suitable for generation of hydro-electric power.