Operations

Our teams are focused on the running and maintenance of assets for clients to support their service delivery and business continuity. This includes:

  • reactive and planned maintenance delivery for building services
  • fabric and infrastructure
  • facilities management activities
  • estates management services

Available services include:

Carbon reduction

Innovative, cost-effective solutions to save money and energy consumption

Interested in reducing energy consumption in your buildings? We commissioned and now oversee the running of an energy monitoring system which is in all our schools and our non-educational estates. This enables individual building occupiers to monitor the energy consumption of their buildings on an hourly basis, quickly identify any anomalies and correct them.

We deliver legislative reporting and monitoring of energy and water usage throughout the authority, including the carbon reduction commitment (CRC) and production of display energy certificate (DEC). We also offer an energy and water consumption advisory service.

Energy management

Helping your organisation reduce costs, improve efficiency and tread lightly on our planet

With 35 years of experience helping to reduce energy costs, we understand what an organisation can do to reduce its energy usage and environmental impact. Our work ranges from electronic vehicle recharging points to a unique energy monitoring system.

We manage energy usage at around 7,000 buildings of varying types and ages, including schools, care homes, libraries and offices. We have a detailed understanding of how people use energy and the practical ways to reduce consumption and cost. We won the first ever Environment Agency water efficiency award for a local authority for long term water efficiency and excellence.

Estate and rural land management

Helping you manage your buildings, land and green spaces

With an impressive and varied portfolio of 7,000 buildings on 1,500 sites, our highly skilled surveyors, property and rural management professionals have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in delivering best practice within the political, legal and financial framework of the public sector. We can help turn your building and land assets into vibrant and financially rewarding parts of your portfolio.

Our services cover:

  • rural buildings
  • county farms
  • gypsy and traveller communities
  • grazing land
Facilities management (planned and reactive maintenance)

Our team of in-house professionals and carefully selected contractors provide planned and reactive maintenance and repairs to the infrastructure and fabric of your buildings and grounds.

Our surveyors will ensure that your property is safe, fully operational and free from disruptions, with our 24-hour, 365 days a year emergency helpdesk. The helpdesk assesses the priority level and ensures a fast recovery from sudden failures, breakdowns or disruption.

With a large building portfolio of our own we can also offer a bespoke soft FM service, including strategic advice, upon request.

Trees and grounds maintenance

In-depth arboriculture knowledge to reduce inherent risks

We’ll give you a dedicated grounds advisor to survey your site and discuss your requirements in detail, supported by our 24-hour service desk with instant access to your tree and grounds records.

Fire safety planning

Fire safety is an essential part of planning or maintaining our built environment. For specific advice and support from the team, please visit our fire safety manual.