Getting ready for the property upturn
Glasgow-based 2gether Specialist Contracts, which offers building refurbishment and industrial maintenance services, has launched a dilapidations service to meet an anticipated rise in demand for the restoration of derelict premises as the recovery of the commercial property market begins to gather pace.
Formed last year from the contracting base provided by parent and sister companies Roofcare & Maintenance and 2gether Property Maintenance, the 2gether Specialist Contracts offering takes the experience of its existing management team and packages it in a way that it can now provide all costing, management and undertake all operations of dilapidations, refurbishments or large scale maintenance projects.
Stuart McGhee, Manager, 2gether Specialist Contracts, said: “Whereas some landlords have been reluctant to invest in upgrading commercial properties throughout the recession when it was perceived that prospective tenants were hard to come by, as the recovery gathers pace there is welcome evidence starting to emerge of a renewed demand for a dilapidations service to bring vacant properties up to standard for companies on the look-out for new premises.
“Our experience enables us to deliver a dilapidations service to companies wanting to limit their liabilities by either appointing us to deliver a planned schedule of works or a cost-effective solution to the level of repairs with an expiring lease.”
2gether Specialist Contracts’ management team comprises: Craig McColligan, former director with RMS (Retail Maintenance Services) which was sold to Rok Plc seven years ago for £7m; Allyn Pratt, former director at Rennie Roofcare and founder of Roofcare & Maintenance and Stuart McGhee, former surveyor/estimator at MITIE Property Services.
Clients include local authorities, national retail groups, main contractors and prominent building surveyors and it delivers projects in industrial parks, shopping centres, government buildings and the healthcare sector.
Photo shows Stuart McGhee and Allyn Pratt