Smiths Gore has successfully tendered to deliver building surveyor services to Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) from 2013 to 2016. This contract involves almost 200 properties varying in size and complexity from offices and visitor centres to historic ruins and bird hides.
The work will involve undertaking condition surveys of the buildings and working with the SNH Property Asset Management system to create a programme of maintenance for the next three years and beyond. The contract is not restricted to building surveying and, as part of the tender submission, Smiths Gore also successfully tendered for estate agency, architectural services, DDA assessments, and construction, design and management (CDM) co-ordination.
The work will initially be managed from the firm’s Dumfries and Fochabers offices and, subject to how the contract develops, may involve the provision of additional resources from within Smiths Gore.
Richard Henderson, Head of Smiths Gore’s Architecture and Building Surveying Division in Scotland says:
This is a major win for our team in Scotland – and an exciting win because of the types of buildings of all ages, designs, different construction methods, materials and uses involved.
The SNH estate is significant on a number of levels, not least because of the number of sites but also their geographical spread right across Scotland and the islands. Undoubtedly, it will be challenging, but this contract presents us with a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the skills and services that we can deploy and that we have been deploying for landed estates and rural based clients in Scotland for many years.