Building Upgrade and Modernisation Surveys

Feasibility Study

NIFES Chartered Building Surveyors are often instructed to carry out feasibility studies for many different types of schemes. The feasibility studies can range from the reconfiguration and modernization of a dated 1000m2 office building to the space utilization and upgrade of a hospital ward or the construction of a new outpatient department to the relocation of a team of say 150 people to new locations.

The feasibility studies will look at all aspects of the buildings and any potential issues. The study will assess construction type, structure and fabric, electrical and mechanical installations and any relevant infrastructure issues. The study will offer recommendations on all best practice installations for modernization and upgrade schemes.

Option Appraisal Drawings

Quite often it is necessary to carry out an option appraisals for the feasibility studies, this can involve detailed drawings to accompany the report.

NIFES in-house team offer the design skills to produce concept drawings, the concept drawings will detail various options of any particular scheme at the request of our client.

Implementation Work

NIFES services also encompass the project management of the chosen scheme from the Option Appraisal.

NIFES will prepare detailed drawings, specifications and a schedule of works detailing the work required.

NIFES Design and Project Management Service

The service that NIFES can offer is a complete package from feasibility study to client handover. Depending on the project this can include some or all of the following:

  • Budget Planning
  • Design Duties
  • Specification Writing
  • Scheme Drawings
  • Detail Design and Option Appraisals
  • Planning Approvals
  • Building Control Submissions
  • Tender Documentation Preparation
  • Tender Analysis and Report
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Financial Control
  • Workmanship Inspections
  • Work in Progress Meetings
  • Snagging and Reporting
  • Commissioning & Witnessing
  • Final Account & Contractor Payment
  • O& M Manuals
  • Practical Completion Certification

NIFES Design and Project Management team have an exemplary proven track record

NIFES offer a “value for money” service that is completely customer focused.

For more information, please contact:

John Baker

Tel: 0845 168 684

Mob: 07786 277479

E-mail: john.baker@nifes.co.uk