ECO Consult

Building consultancy, project management, services engineering and facilities management consultancy are Eco Consult's core services. We have excellent knowledge of the development process from construction or acquisition through to operational management of the property.

Property Surveys

Eco offers a full Project Management Service for your construction or refurbishment project no matter how small or complex.

Progress reports, budget tracking and key issue reporting are put in place to allow quick decisions to be made in order to control cost, quality and time issues. We are able to take a commercial approach to the project to ensure best value is achieved and that your position is protected through suitable contract terms. Financial control is provided together with the management of health and safety matters. High standards of work are achieved through the selection of contractors and site monitoring.


Project & Development Management

A principle project manager will be appointed. Regular meetings with you and other key project team members will be scheduled to maintain formal communication throughout to ensure the smooth running of the project no matter how small or complex.

Progress reports, budget tracking and key issue reporting are put in place to allow for quick decisions and control cost, quality and time issues. We are able to take a commercial approach to the project to ensure best value is achieved and that your position is protected through suitable contract terms. Financial control is provided together with the management of health and safety matters. High standards of work are achieved through the selection of contractors and site monitoring.

  • Principal Designer in accordance with the CDM Regulations
  • Identification and management of risk
  • Competency assessments
  • Preparation of specifications and tender packages
  • Drafting contract documents
  • Procuring and appointing contractors
  • Monitoring and managing works
  • Valuations and contract certification

Architectural Design

We are able to design alteration and fit out work for a variety of building types. Extensions, architectural changes, workplace planning and finishes are all areas where we can design and specify project requirements.

Designs are developed from sketch schemes to explore the variety of options available with sample boards and images provided to flesh out ideas. We can then develop these into practical designs that will stand the test of time and meet occupier expectations. Our wider knowledge of the property industry ensures you have the correct and most appropriate drawing information, which in turn reduces your cost.

Our Architectural Technicians are able to prepare a variety of drawings that offer the full spectrum of record documents including:

  • Land Registry compliant Lease Plans
  • Ordnance Survey Plans
  • Fit-out and space planning
  • Existing building elevations and layout plans

Facilities Management

Our team protects, preserves and prepares buildings for long-term tenancy or for the ultimate sale. Offering a 'deeper thinking philosophy' our expertise and service delivery protects the building fabric, manages its services and takes a long-term and strategic approach to building management.

We offer a full range of technical audits and strategic operational management support including:

  • Property compliance audits
  • Energy management
  • Cleaning & consumable management strategies
  • Waste management strategies
  • Security strategy
  • Vacant property & development site management
  • Electronic data storage via Asyst 365
  • FM consultancy & procurement

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Consultancy

Through a methodical and detailed approach to understanding a building's operational demands, engineering systems can be developed and operated to optimum standards both in terms of tenant occupation comfort and financial impact. Running costs can be targeted and controlled and asset values maintained with life cycles extended.

Planned maintenance regimes are key to maintaining value and implementing strategies. We can agree strategies with you to suit short, medium and long-term objectives and link with our building surveyors to provide integrated solutions.

  • Energy management audit
  • Air conditioning surveys
  • Planned maintenance inspections
  • Condition surveys
  • Energy Performance Certificates

Property Life Cycle Management

Forecasting the key aspects of work that will be required is key to successful property management. Accurate forecasting allows budgets to be planned, reduce inconvenience and help relationships with tenants. Unwelcome surprises can cause financial stress for landlords and tenants alike and cause significant business interruption.

Our tailored reports can provide summaries on:

  • Fabric and service budgets and timing
  • Statutory report status and findings
  • Tenant summaries
  • Refurbishment budgets
  • Feasibility studies for alterations and improvements
  • Information held
  • Insurance data

Dilapidations

We can provide an assessment of dilapidation liability at any stage of a lease or lease negotiations for both landlords and tenants. We will look at key lease terms, the existing property condition and consider your future intentions, such as alterations or improvements.

We are also able to prepare claims, either during a lease or at expiry, or defend any claims made. We can then manage the following: agreeing schedules, carrying out the work or negotiating financial settlements. Some claims require additional expertise and we are able to brief and work with other parties, such as solicitors and valuation surveyors.