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Building Service Engineering

The Building Engineering Services team provide design and management services relating to the mechanical, electrical and public health elements within buildings, primarily within office, industrial and retail premises, during initial construction, fit-out and occupancy stages.

Building Engineering Services elements typically account for 35 – 45% of the total construction cost of a typical new-build office project, and up to 50% of the cost of a typical office fit-out. It is therefore imperative that early consideration is given to the Building Engineering Services elements within a building, to ensure these costs are managed carefully.

During the management stage of a building, Building Engineering Services can be one of the main sources of complaints from tenants and can play a valuable part at the point of lease breaks/expiries when tenants are looking to negotiate more competitive terms. Early engagement can ensure that issues are addressed to prevent this.

How we can help

The team can simply provide advice and/or undertake full works surrounding the Building Engineering Services elements, to ensure buildings are future proofed from the development stage or any issues in existing buildings remedied early, to avoid rising costs and to preserve the asset value.

Adding value – The Advantages of our Approach

We add value by understanding Building Engineering Services in the context of the property lifecycle. Our engineers are capable of complex design solutions but are also trained and have a good understanding of technical due diligence and dilapidations ensuring that designs recognise the importance of potential alteration and reinstatement.

We also understand the importance of maintenance of the Building Engineering Services plant and ensure through design and coordination with our design team partners that sufficient access is provided to enable satisfactory planned maintenance.

Experience & Resources

Recognising our client’s requirements for a single delivery platform Building Engineering Services is a relatively new service line to the C&W portfolio complementing the project management, interior design and cost consultancy capability.

Our professionals come from large engineering companies and construction organisations and have an excellent understanding of those competencies that are invaluable in their role. Major corporations that have benefited from our service include Twitter, ACCA, EoN and NYK to name a few.