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GRADUATE BUILDING SURVEYOR

GRADUATE BUILDING SURVEYOR We are looking for a Graduate Building Surveyor to join our team at the Stoke-on-Trent office working on a wide range of Building Surveying disciplines providing professional advice on all aspects of property and construction.  You will become part of a tightly knit team and will be supported through the process of obtaining your APC with great scope for career progression within the company. The ideal candidate will have obtained a BSc Honours in Building Surveying with a minimum of at least one year’s building surveying experience. We are looking for people with drive, enthusiasm, commitment [...]

CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYOR

CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYOR We are looking for a Chartered Building Surveyor to join our team at the Stoke-on-Trent office but working in London and the Home Counties.  Jonathan Cornes Associates are a Private Practice working on a wide range of Building Surveying disciplines providing professional advice on all aspects of property and construction.  The ideal candidate will be RICS Chartered Building Surveyor with a minimum of one year’s post qualification experience, ideally located in London or the Home counties.   We are looking for people with drive, enthusiasm, commitment and an ambition to succeed. In return we offer an excellent [...]

OFFICE MANAGER / ADMINISTRATOR

OFFICE MANAGER / ADMINISTRATOR We are looking for an Office Manager / Administrator to join our team at the Stoke-on-Trent office.  The applicant will be responsible for ensuring that the office runs efficiently together with providing clerical and administrative support to the Directors and Building Surveyors in order to ensure the smooth running of the business. The applicant needs to show evidence of the following: ·        good administration skills; ·        computer literate with excellent IT skills; ·        familiar with all Microsoft Office Packages; ·        strong organisational skills; ·        presentation skills and attention to detail; ·        the ability to plan [...]

Building insights help Babcock win £900 million MoD contract

Case study: Commercial building survey and insights help Babcock win £900 million Ministry of Defence contract After the £140 million sale of the Defence Support Group (DSG) to Babcock International, they were required to bid for a new £900 million contract. If successful, Babcock would optimise the maintenance of the army’s land vehicles, saving half a billion pounds over ten years. Lost buildings information required for bid and contract development It was critical that Babcock gain full information about the condition and infrastructure of each of the 160 buildings on the estate. This way, they would be able [...]

The pros and cons of a conversion compared to a new build project

Case study: Stuart Thornhill explores the pros and cons of a conversion compared to a new build project

As Architectural Design and Project Management experts we have experience of working on both conversion and new build projects. For developers, there are pros and cons to both options, so when we are asked for a definitive answer to whether one option is more cost effective than another, our answer is that it depends entirely on the individual project. […]

Forgotten town to become student hub

Case study: Forgotten town to become student hub Former offices converted into luxury student apartments Property developers have overhauled two floors of a former office building in Stoke-on-Trent to provide student accommodation. Majestic Court, in South Wolfe Street, Stoke, has been converted into 28 self-contained studio apartments. The scheme, which is due to be completed at the end of July, has been project managed by Jonathan Cornes Associates, a firm of chartered building surveyors with headquarters in Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent. Stuart Thornhill, director of Jonathan Cornes Associates, said: “The apartments have been designed to [...]

Case study: Listed Building Schedule of Works for Stoke Council

Case study: Grade II listed building Schedule of Works and specialist Building Inspection for Stoke-on-Trent City Council Project 1: Grade II listed building, Jubilee Hall: Schedule of Works for complex roof repairs A report in January 2013 suggested problems with the roof of Jubilee Hall, Stoke. Leaks had persisted for years with contractors unable to locate the cause in order to isolate and prevent water ingress internally. As to be expected, the roof of this Victorian building was not in the best condition and Stoke-on-Trent Council needed a building survey to identify the cause in order to produce [...]

The reason you really, really need a Construction Project Manager

Construction projects can stall for many reasons: a mothballed site, lapsed planning, or pre-commencement planning conditions that have not been discharged. It could be that you have no environmental impact assessment (EIA), ecology survey or structural appraisal. You might even have asbestos issues, mechanical and electrical design or Party Wall matters to resolve - the list can go on! If your project keeps stalling and you don’t know where to start, an experienced Construction Project Manager can get you through the minefield of red tape and set you on the right path. Statutory compliance is constantly changing with the introduction [...]