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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 [...]