Estates and Project Management
Our EPM team provides a bespoke and streamlined estate and project management service to clients who want a different offering to what was traditionally available in the marketplace. The team’s approach is results-driven, rather than process-driven. The EPM services are regularly used by clients that may not have traditionally used dedicated project managers or always managed their own estates, but who come to realise the time, programme and convenience benefits of the MKO EPM service offering.
We offer a client-focused project management service across all types of project and sectors. This includes full day-to-day management of any project from initial design to project close-out, overseeing design team and contractor activities, and coordinating all interfaces between the project team, clients and third parties. We tailor our Project Management services to match the scale or complexity of the project and meet our client’s needs. We adapt our role as Project Manger to suit the client organisation’s resource availability, experience, and desire to play an active role in the project. Where appropriate client resources are not available, we can also fulfill a broader “Employer’s Agent” role. When engaged from project commencement, we advise on the most appropriate structure to successfully deliver the project and ensure that all project participants’ activities are fully aligned to achieve the project goals.
Development Advisory Services
We understand that the initial project decisions have the greatest influence on project success. Our goal is to help our clients make these initial project decisions armed with accurate and appropriate information on project scope, total development cost, delivery programme and constraints, and a knowledge of the opportunities and risks associated the proposed project. We help clients through the challenging first steps required to progress from an initial vision to a fully verified, scoped, and costed project, with a robust and achievable delivery plan. Depending on project size, complexity and funder requirements, these initial steps can vary from progressing through an informal feasibility process, through to detailed two-stage appraisals required by the Public Spending Code / Capital Works Management Framework.
Procurement Advisory Services
Our EPM team advise clients on procurement strategies and processes across the public and private sectors. These services include devising the procurement strategies for construction projects, through to establishing frameworks to ensure continuity and efficiency, or providing strategic advice on general procurement strategies. We devise project procurement strategies that maximise value and are appropriate to our client’s needs. We also run and manage or advice on public procurement processes on behalf of public-sector clients. We help clients through what can be the challenging first-step procurement process of a project, to a fully verified, scoped, and costed project, with a robust and achievable delivery plan. Depending on project size, complexity and funder requirements; these initial steps can vary from progressing through an informal feasibility process, through to detailed two stage appraisals.
Estates & Property Management
We provide Estates Management or Property Management advisory services to clients owning multiple properties, or larger dispersed estates. We develop processes and structures that ensure that Estates Management decisions are underpinned by rigorous appraisal, informed by accurate information, and aligned with the organisation’s strategic goals. We advise on property purchases or disposals (options appraised and evaluated), capital investment decisions, maintenance and repairs budgeting (short and long-term requirements), and regulatory compliance (identifying any Building Regulations compliance issues and planning the required remedial works). We also advise on expenditure prioritisation decisions, providing robust and impartial evaluation of competing demands for limited investment resources. Operationally, we advise clients on best-practice strategies to ensure long-term Facilities Management efficiency, with an emphasis on effective procurement of service providers and implementation of appropriate contract arrangements; to ensure efficient and effective operations.