Technical

& Real Estate

Our technical and real estate services are delivered by industry experts in design, project management, building surveying and property cost management, including service charge consultancy. We provide long-term support and guidance to unlock your estate and workplace ambitions.

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Real Estate Consultancy

Our strategic, RICS qualified real estate consultants provide advice for all aspects of development and asset management. Our in-house team evaluates the client requirements and applies the appropriate strategy for space utilisation, valuation and development appraisals that may ultimately lead to acquisitions or disposals of property.

Get in touch with one of our experts to see how we can manage your property strategy.

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Building Consultancy

The condition and recording of assets are integral to developing an effective property strategy. The data that includes stock condition surveys, six facet survey and life cycle planning reports is recorded by our specialist team of surveyors, engineers and facilities managers on our Concerto asset management system.

Maintaining the fabric of the building, whether that be as a tenant or landlord requires expert advice and intervention. Bellrock’s national, multi-disciplined team advises on estate planning, analysing condition surveys and defects, preparing feasibility studies and monitoring projects.

We also have specialists in party wall and right of light.

Get in touch to find out how our team can support your property strategy.

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Service Charge

Whether on behalf of landlords or occupiers we help manage service charges across whole portfolios or at individual locations. The Bellrock team has developed an industry leading service charge management system that provides our clients with real-time reporting across the portfolio. The comprehensive service includes forensic lease analysis, trends and forecasting, pre-contract lease advice, review of budgets, demands and reconciliations, negotiation and dispute resolution, planned maintenance and defect analysis and expert witnesses.

To review the latest service charge benchmark reports for the office and retail sectors please download our latest SCOR report here.

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Occupier Information

Scrutinising and validating service charges can reduce cost and ensure that those charges are compliant with the lease provisions.

Our service charge experts use our systems and their experience to ensure service charge costs charged by landlords have been properly incurred, correctly apportioned, are lease compliant and represent value for money. By analysing associated documents such as lease provisions, service contracts and RICS best practice, we identify key issues and develop an effective management plan so that service charge becomes a controllable, aligned to operational needs.

Our expert team also advises on dilapidations negotiations, security risk assessments, and pre-let due-diligence reviews that demand a practical understanding of service charges.

Landlord Information

We provide a service that delivers a forensic examination of all contracts, costs and accounting practices to ensure that they are lease compliant, correctly apportioned and represent best practice. We aim to mitigate risk by setting up service charge frameworks, carrying out security risk assessments, assessing the recoverability of items of major works during redevelopment and assisting with pre-acquisition due-diligence.

We ensure that the service charge process is effective and that management and accounting are in line with the RICS Code of Practice on Commercial Service Charges.

Get in touch to find out how we can drive best value for your service charge.

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Property Compliance

Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation is an increasingly complex task as the guidance and legislation change. A review of compliance across the estate offers peace of mind, as well as a clear indication of where remedial work should be focused.

Bellrock undertake property-based risk assessments and audits using an in-depth knowledge of current legislation.  Our specialists provide guidance and advice to promote best practice and protect your organisation from litigation and reputational damage.

Get in touch to find out how you can improve your compliance rates across your estate.

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Construction Management

From planning to completion, remodelling and updating, construction and project management activities are part and parcel of managing a property portfolio.

Bellrock’s technical and highly experienced team can deliver a full turnkey project. For some projects we support the in-house team with experts services from design and procurement to preparing tender specifications and validating responses and appointing contractors to monitoring construction works.

We ensure the project is compliant to the CDM Regulations and subject to the instruction, we can act as principal contractor, principal designer or technical advisor.

Get in touch to learn more about how we can deliver your project on time and within budget.

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Estates Data

Having vital information at your fingertips for informed decision-making is a critical part of managing an effective property and estates management function.

Our bespoke software solution becomes a central repository for storing, cross-referencing and analysing data from across the portfolio.  This includes lease, sub-lease, service charge, occupation, compliance, insurance and project data.  The interface enables controlled access for a range of stakeholders, including the estate’s team and nominated contractors.

Get in touch to learn more about our unique data management and analytics platform.

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M&E Consultancy

Designing any new mechanical and electrical system, be that heating and cooling, ventilation, drainage or infrastructure refurbishment requires expertise and knowledge. Managing a project involving more than one service requires additional controls and design considerations and close scrutiny of the compliance obligations.

We design and specify systems and solutions in line with capital expenditure budgets, as well as taking into consideration life cycle and energy management.

Our specialist services include air conditioning assessments, EPC and thermal imaging surveys.

Get in touch to find out more about how our services can support your critical assets.

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Estate Management

Day to day management of property can be time-consuming. Bellrock’s systems and expert team manage those operational activities leaving time for the in-house team to focus on value creation and delivery. Our systems are able to identify critical dates for lease obligations and manage rent payments and audits, rate payments, tenant rent collection, credit control and other treasury functions. We ensure the portfolio can be managed to maximum value and return.

Insurance is an essential cost of managing any property. The highly experienced Bellrock team assesses the necessary cover and benchmarks premiums to calculate best value. The comprehensive insurance management service incorporates data from lease obligations and premium rates, to sums insured and apportionment calculations. We consult and pursue savings either on individual or multiple cases.

Our in-house technical experts undertake insurance reinstatement assessments on behalf of tenants, determining the suitability of the landlords’ valuation.

Get in touch to find out more about how we can increase the value from your estate.

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Meet the Experts

Andrew Walker MRICS

Managing Director of Technical and Real Estates

Estates consultancy expert
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years' experience in the property sector. He supports asset managers, property owners and occupiers to develop, maintain and operate their portfolio using his extensive knowledge and experience. Andrew combines his technical project management and building surveying expertise with the application of new technologies to deliver robust property advice.
Andrew also works with clients co-ordinating refurbishment and new build construction projects.

David Brooks

Managing Director - Technical Services

Expert for project management and capital works projects
David has significant experience in managing the end to end process for turnkey projects from feasibility and concept, to practical delivery. David leads the delivery of diverse projects from single asset replacement to full design. These can be as complex as an extension to a school or hospital, or an office refurbishment. David manages every aspect of the project including the tender process, creating a cohesive on-site delivery team to execute the project on time and in budget.

Andrew Morley MRICS ACIArb

Head of Landlord Services

Andrew is a leading service charge expert with over 35 years’ experience, specialising in property and construction disputes and matters relating to landlord and tenant relationships. He has acted as an expert witness on numerous occasions and was a quantum expert in a multi-million High Court case in 2017. Andrew was instrumental in the launch of the highly regarded annual SCOR report that benchmarks service charge payments and management to the RICS code of practice.

Russell Heath

Head of Occupied Services

Russell Heath is a Chartered Surveyor who, for the last 15 years, has specialised in commercial service charge management. Russell is an acknowledged expert in the service charge field, with long-standing blue-chip clients in the retail and leisure sectors. He provides occupiers with comprehensive service charge management advice, focused on a commercial return. Russell has been actively involved in the RICS professional statement – Service charges in commercial property, and also speaks regularly at RICS CPD seminars.

Harry Flood

Head of Property Advisory

Harry is a RICS registered valuer with over ten years’ experience working across all asset classes.
Harry has combined his expertise in valuation, lease advisory and agency, specialising in the education, charities, and ecclesiastical and religious order sectors. He uses his insight in these sectors to provide a comprehensive estate strategy for clients, including identifying opportunities to release capital for investment in new facilities. With a detailed understanding of long term and latent asset value, he maximises estate value and return on investment.

Paul Greenwood BSc (Hons) MRICS

Property Advisory Associate Director

Paul is a RICS Registered Valuer and specialises in the charities and ecclesiastical sectors, providing expert estate strategy advice across all disciplines to institutional and third sector clients nationwide.
Paul has over 15 years’ experience in advising charities and institutional property owners. Paul’s in depth knowledge and market experience brings together estate strategy, valuation, purchase and disposal advice on a wide range of institutional properties including schools, convents, churches and all categories of charity owned property in compliance with their regulatory requirements.
Providing specialist development consultancy and estate strategy advice to third sector and not-for-profit organisations on unlocking latent land value to achieve best value from under-utilised assets. Working with clients to develop holistic real estate strategies across a wide range of disciplines to maximise value and returns tailored to meet clients objectives.

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