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Overview

Finance is often upmost in the mind when refurbishing, building or maintaining built assets. Without adequate cost control it is easy for a project to run over the available budget or to be compromised by poor quality and programme overruns.

At Hookway our expert team of surveyors are able to provide pro-active and professional cost, procurement and contractual advice from the very first early stages of project feasibility through to completion and beyond into the asset maintenance. 


A fully qualified senior surveyor will always be the point of contact allowing relationships and knowledge of the particular requirements of our clients to be fully understood; a philosophy proven by the number of longstanding and repeat clients we have worked with over many years.

 

Our Approach

Hookway believe that the appointment of a quantity surveyor at the earliest stage possible will enable the project to best meet the needs of the client. We are however able to assist at any stage of a project. 

Our experienced surveyors have a vast knowledge of all types of projects and procurement routes and bring with them the proven processes we have developed to ensure best value is achieved. Building on traditional principles with modern methods allows us to provide a flexible, proactive and friendly service that is tailored to the individual needs of our clients.

With the increasing complexity of construction methods and processes we believe that our flexibility, attention to detail and determination to “cost control” and not just “cost report” set us apart.  

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Feasibility

Hookway is experienced in providing advice upon the feasibility of any proposed project to enable our clients to make informed decisions when deciding if a project is viable prior to any firm commitments or large expenditure.

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Estimates

Production of Budget cost estimates is vital to ensure that a proposed project is in line with the available funds. We are able to produce estimates from various levels of information from initial sketches through to more detailed proposals.

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Procurement & contract selection

Many procurement routes and forms of contract are available for a construction project. Knowing which are best suited to a particular project and set of circumstances can be a daunting task.

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Tendering & documentation

Hookway is able to provide and collate the production of the necessary documentation to obtain competitive or negotiated tenders as required.

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Employers Agent & Contract Administration

All procurement routes require that a party acts as an administrator, although often under the guise of a different job title (Contract Administrator, Project Manager etc). The role varies in complexity depending on many factors.

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Fund monitoring

The requirement for independent reporting to funders is often a condition of any finance provision and the Hookway Partnership are able provide such monitoring services to all manner of funders to include banks, Lottery funding and other such organisations.

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Value engineering & Value management

Hookway believes that value engineering should be more than a simple cost reduction exercise. All elements and functions are continually reviewed as design progresses to highlight potential areas for consideration.

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Cost monitoring

During the construction phase of the works various matters can arise that is some way alter either the cost, programme, or quality of the works (often a combination of more than one factor).

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Risk, cost & change management

In order to minimise unnecessary costs change on construction projects needs to be avoided. However, in many projects change is inevitable, for varying reasons.

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Payment

Most construction projects have a lengthy duration and thus require the contractor(s) to be paid for works done to date on an interim basis (monthly being commonplace).

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Dispute resolution advice

Hookway is able to offer professional advice and assistance to any party to help in achieving a satisfactory resolution to construction related disputes.

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Reactive & proactive maintenance

Maintaining buildings can be an expensive undertaking. The Hookway Partnership are able to assist.

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Insurance reinstatement assessments

Hookway is able to carry out reports to demonstrate to insurers and the like the actual likely cost of reconstructing or repairing buildings should they become damaged in some way.

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Get in touch

Marcus McGowan heads up our Quantity Surveying department. If you would like to find out more about our Quantity Surveying services please contact Marcus.

Marcus McGowan

Partner

Telephone: 0117 955 4545
Email: MarcusMcGowan@hookway.org.uk

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