Rand Surveyors is a London based independent firm of chartered surveyors that provides property services to both corporate and private clients. Much of Rand’s work is end-of-lease dilapidations work, requiring skilled contractors experienced in office fit-outs and refurbishments.
One of Rand’s long-established clients is a private property investment company with a significant portfolio on the south coast.
“A lot of the work we do for this client has been in and around Worthing,” explains partner Andrew Rand, “so we needed a reliable contractor operating in this area. A building services firm I know recommended Warnes.”
Andrew decided to take a look at a large refurbishment project Warnes had undertaken at London’s Great Dover Street and was impressed with what he saw. “The work was high quality and enough to convince me to put Warnes on our tender list,” says Andrew.
Next, Warnes won a tender to work on Crescent House in Worthing, a £1 million office refurbishment. Andrew was delighted with the outcome, “The Crescent House project went really well and Warnes were a dream to work with. Since then we’ve worked with Warnes on several projects.”
These projects have included:
An £830,000 warehouse refurbishment at Downlands Business Park. Covering over 17,000 square feet the works included significant structural alterations, a full internal refurbishment, and external maintenance and redecoration. Before completion, these improvements had already attracted a new tenant.
A £500,000 refurbishment of a vacant warehouse at Chichester’s Quarry Lane Industrial Estate. This involved removing and replacing an asbestos roof with new profiled metal cladding, internal alterations, new cargo doors, and a new resin-coated floor.
End-of-lease dilapidation and improvement works in two units totalling more than 10,000 square feet at Worthing’s Downsbrook Trading Estate.
Andrew is pleased he discovered Warnes as he needs contractors he can rely on to get the work done, “What you get when you work with Warnes is quality work, efficient site management, and great communication. They have a co-operative attitude and add value in other areas that you don’t get from all contractors.”
An example of this added value occurred with Downlands Business Park in Worthing. “Downlands is in the process of being sold,” explains Andrew, “Warnes have been exceptionally supportive by supplying contracts and operation-and-maintenance documentation for the solicitors.”
So how would Andrew sum up his experience of working with Warnes? “They’re reliable. They’re trustworthy. They’re well-organised. These are qualities I can’t get enough of in contractors.”
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