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Building Services Cost Management

Due to their importance, it is essential to have a detailed understanding of building services which is why Fanshawe add significant value to projects through our specialist in-house, highly motivated building services surveyors, who with their knowledge of building services can challenge design solutions to generate significant cost savings at no detriment to the design solution.

As a practice we believe in setting realistic budgets. Using industry standard pricing mechanisms linked to our in-house database of building services costs, enables us to produce accurate estimates based on relevant historic data.

Building services, in recent years, have become increasingly complex and critical and, with issues such as Parts L & P of the Building Regulations and BREEAM, will continue to have major implications on construction processes and costs. Our direct project experience includes considering renewable energy options such as ground source heating and cooling, photovoltaics, solar water heating, biomass boilers, biomass, combined heat and power, wind generation, thermal stores, rainwater recovery and the like.

We also add value in a number of other ways during the pre-contract stage. This includes a detailed check of building services engineers’ tender documents to ensure that items within the estimate have been included and highlighting any discrepancies or ambiguities in the documents, so minimising the potential for contractors claims.

We produce our own tender documents, which provides greater cost certainty for post contract variations, and thoroughly examine tender returns to identify exclusions or caveats and ultimately agree fair final accounts, rather than inflated costs due to a lack of in-house expertise.

Whilst our specialist building services surveyors work as part of the team they also provide an independent building services quantity surveying service to contractors and other consultants who lack the necessary in-house expertise to offer the specialist cost advice to their clients.

If you require more information on the building services quantity surveying service offered by Fanshawe please contact Martin Norburn.

Please view below for examples of projects where the above service was utilised.


New Design Studio
Construction of new standalone design studio and associated fit out
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Category A Refurbishment, Devonshire House, 1 Mayfair Place, London W1
Strip out of existing office floors and high quality fit-out to Category A including refurbishment of reception areas at Devonshire House in the Mayfair area of London
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Category A Office Refurbishment, 17 Connaught Place, London W2
Category A office refurbishment in London's West End near to Marble Arch
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Category A Refurbishment, 11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14
Strip out of existing office and high quality fit out to Category A at 11 Westferry Circus in Canary Wharf
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Reception Refurbishment at St. Martin's Lane, London WC2
Impressive remodelling and refurbishment of Reception at Orion House, 5 Upper St. Martin's Lane in the London's West End
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Various Fit Out, Refurbishment and 'Refresh' Projects for Aon
Various projects for Aon at Devonshire Square in a programme of works including fit outs, refurbishments, refresh works and a Comms Room project
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Category B Fit Out at 88 Wood Street, London EC2
Category B fit out from new Category A on one floor of commercial skyscraper at 88 Wood Street in London
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Chatsworth House, Derbyshire - Master Plan
The Master Plan is a major project of essential restoration and refurbishment. It is bringing together hundreds of people, all working to safeguard Chatsworth's heritage and continue its history.
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The Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The complete restoration of this Iconic structure as part of the Kew Masterplan to include public events space
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Category A and B Fit Out of 155 Bishopsgate
Strip out of existing office floor plate and high quality fit-out to Category B at 155 Bishopsgate in the heart of the City
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Category A and B Fit Out of 15th and 16th Floors of the Broadgate Tower, London EC2
Category A and B fit out to two floors of The Broadgate Tower, a prestigious new landmark building in the City
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Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Place
Complete strip out and conversion of former office building to provide office, lecture and administration facilities for this academic institution
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Horace Walpoles' Villa and Grounds - Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Restoartion of Horace Walpole's Villa and Grounds, Strawberry Hill the most important early Gothic Revival Building in Europe - featured on the BBC 2 programme ‘Restoration’.
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College Fit Out, 19 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1
Refurbishment of existing 75,000ft² office premises into education facilities for Higher Education establishment
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Sparrows Farm Extension to Student Union Bar, Avery Hill, London
The fast-track refurbishment and extension to the existing Student Union Bar at the Sparrows Farm Sports Centre.
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Category A Refurbishment, 6th and 7th Floors, Southside, London SW1
Category A refurbishment of two floors of landmark building near Victoria in London SW1
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The Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Refurbishment of the basement Aquarium
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Category A and B Fit Out of 55 Bishopsgate
High quality Category A and B fit-out of Basement and four upper floors at 55 Bishopsgate
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Institute for Government - Carlton Gardens
Fit Out of Listed Building for Government Advisory Body.
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Category A and B Fit Out, 7th Floor, Lansdowne House, London W1
Fast-track office refurbishment in Berkeley Square in London's West End.
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