January 29, 2016

Dilapidations Surveys of Nine Office Buildings at Cambridge Science Park

Green Building Design Consultants have been working with Bidwells on behalf of several commercial property landlords with office premises on Cambridge Science Park.

Cambridge Science Park, located two miles from Cambridge city centre close to the A14, is an acknowledged centre for organisations involved in leading edge research, development, design and manufacture. Between April 2014 and March 2016, Green Building Design Consultants have been involved in nine projects carrying out dilapidations surveys of mechanical and electrical equipment.

Dilapidations schedules have been produced for Unit 302, a 10,200 sq ft self-contained vacated 2 storey office building, Unit 306, a computer/telecoms 3 storey office block building and Unit 315, a 15,300 sq ft 2 storey office building which had been fitted out to provide office and biology laboratories space. Between July 14 and Jan 15, GBDC also managed the design of a Category A fit out to Unit 302 following the dilapidations survey. This included the design of the heating & cooling systems, specification of equipment, advice to support tender preparation for contractors, meeting & discussing requirements with contractors and supervising installation of new HVAC equipment.

Dilapidations surveys were also carried out at Unit 162, a bio-medical building and Unit 400, a computer and telecoms building. For this project, a preliminary budget for rectification work was also provided. As well as a dilapidations survey for bio-medical Units 150/151/152/153/154/155, recommendations were also made to consider other options for the building including sub-dividing the demise.

A dilapidations report along with pricing schedule, fit out and refurbishment programme was produced for Unit 406, a 11,670 sq ft, 3 storey office block owned by Trinity College. Two technical laboratories were to be removed and GBDC supported Bidwells on managing the project until completion in Jan 16. A planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedule was also produced to advise the work required to maintain the building over the next 15 years.

Dilapidations Surveys and M&E Design for Cambridge Science Park
Office Interior at Cambridge Science Park

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