Eric Wright Professional Services was founded in 2011 to provide multi-disciplinary Building Consultancy Services throughout the North of England. The Professional Services team has grown to provide services in property management and maintenance services to school buildings, project management, building surveying, condition surveys, principal designer services and education grant funding applications.
Eric Wright Professional Services prides itself in its ethos of delivering both quality and a first class hands-on service. Every project is treated with an equal level of importance; this level of service is reflected in the significant number of instructions which have been received from both our new and existing client base.
Managing school buildings
Your choice for expert property advice
We offer incisive Property Management and Maintenance Services supporting educational premises across all aspects of managing school buildings.
We appoint a single point of contact with autonomy to make local decisions, offer flexible contract terms and deliver services with partnerships in mind.
We offer access to knowledgeable and experienced teams, chartered building surveyors, building services engineers, energy manager and other property professionals to assist in ensuring your premises are managed and maintained in a compliant way.
We offer a specific focus on delivering:
- School building consultancy advice
- Service contracts and procurement
- Statutory Compliance Audits
- Reactive maintenance
- Project works
- Grant applications
Experience and dedicated public and private sector project management
Our team of property and technical advisors are experienced in delivering a wide variety of projects in values between £10k to over £5m. Our team is also experienced in delivering projects as contractor administrator on healthcare, education, commercial, design and build and LIFT projects.
We understand that a strong project team with strict management is essential. Our team pride themselves on their ability to administer the stringent control mechanisms developed by the Partnership, to deliver projects on time and within budget, whilst achieving the high standards of quality demanded by Clients. All aspects of project management can be handled on your behalf including:
- Establish the initial brief
- Prepare drawings and draft proposals
- Meeting collaborations
- Prepare detailed specifications
- Manage the tender process up to contract award
- Arrange pre-start meetings with all parties
- Manage through to completion
- Snagging list compiled and closed out
- Final accounts issued and settled
Over the past 12 months, the Professional services team have managed the decoration of over 31,000 sq. m of internal walls, 8,500 linear metres of woodwork and conducted over 300 inspections, site visits and condition surveys.
Building surveying services
Our Chartered Building Surveyors have a detailed knowledge of a wide range of property and construction related matters. This knowledge enables us to provide advice in regards to acquisitions, development, adaptation, refurbishment, maintenance, legal compliance and disposals. We have a wide skill base and a wealth of experience from working across all markets and sectors. The depth of knowledge, commitment and technical expertise enables us to provide the highest quality of service and to deliver innovative solutions to client property requirements.
The services we can provide include:
- As Built Asset Management
- Building Surveys of Commercial and Industrial properties
- Feasibility Studies / Option Appraisals
- Building Design & Specification of Construction Work
- Contract Administration, Monitoring and Management
- Planned Maintenance
- Schedules of Condition and Dilapidations
- Building Defect Analysis & Diagnosis
A condition survey is an essential tool to fully understand the condition of your estate or buildings and to assist with planned maintenance.
We have extensive technical knowledge and expertise to produce a tailored condition survey based on our wealth of experience in the Health, Local Authority, Education and Private Sectors. The survey uses our specialist team of Building Surveyors and Mechanical and Electrical engineers and can be based on any sector-specific standards including HESA, NHS Estate Code and DfES.
Our condition surveys include:
- Current building condition
- Costs to bring up to standard
- Future planned maintenance costs over a chosen period
- Recommendations, concerns, further action
Principal designer services
The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on the 6th April 2015. The changes in the regulations affect all involved in the procurement and delivery of construction projects. Our current principal designers can offer a continued service as a CDM advisor to clients and designers who are unsure of their duties under the regulations
Education grant funding applications
Don’t leave it to chance, your grant applications need cost certainty.
We understand how onerous condition improvement funds (CIF) and voluntary aided grant applications can be and the amount of time and effort required in collating a professional bid with a credible chance of success. Our experts will establish the project need, remove cost uncertainty, provide a full specification costing and outline programme. Upon confirmation of funding, we would act as lead designer, project manager, contract administrator and principal designer in accordance with the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.
We write and submit bids at ZERO COST to the school. Our project delivery fees are incorporated into the funding application, which means no upfront costs to you.