Property asset management is high on the agenda of all public sector bodies, given the pressure to reduce operating costs, raise cash and improve the efficiency of service delivery.
The process is a critical piece in the “re-engineering” jigsaw of public service delivery improvement.
Every local authority asset should have an agreed strategy be it:
- Disposal to recycle capital receipts
- Refurbish and retain
- Retain for community use
- Redevelop and share with partners
We have supported a number of local authorities delivering their asset management plans with the following services:
- Pre-Acquisition Surveys
- Access Audits
- Feasibility studies
- Planned Maintenance
- Design and refurbishment
- Cost Consultancy
- Project management
- Sports hall project management.
Sustainability is a key feature of local authority property asset management. The way a building is managed can have significant implications in meeting an organisation’s sustainability strategies and targets. Assets are assessed for sustainability by a number of factors, including:
- Energy efficiency
- Water use efficiency (including rain water recycling)
- Location (in relation to customers and staff).
The Daniel Connal Partnership has comprehensive knowledge of sustainable solutions on a wide range of projects and the benefits, disadvantages, costs and savings that can be attributed to them.
“For many public bodies, investments are an important source of revenue as well as being a longer term asset. But as well as returning a good yield, security of that investment is a primary consideration. We see our role in surveying properties before purchase and assessing development opportunities and managing processes as an essential support.
We assist Local authorities and public bodies operate their asset management strategy and optimise the use of their estates. In the current economic climate, authorities need to review spending and this includes considering how property assets are managed. With a background in cost management, we are ideally placed to make public authority investments and developments work harder whilst maintaining and managing a fully auditable process.” Robert Dale, Senior Partner