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PROJECT DELIVERY

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Our development process ensures that occupiers are in safe hands. A structured and methodological approach assures our schemes are delivered to exacting standards. Below highlights this approach.

Specification

  • IM Properties provide a Base Build specification which has been developed to provide a quality build product, exceeding occupational and institutional requirements. Our philosophy is to retain our developments with a long term view, as such build quality is imperative to us.
  • The Base Build specification is subject to continuous review and update. Our established relationships with market leading consultants and constructors ensure that new, successful techniques are considered and adopted into our standard specification.
  • We have long term, established relationships with key manufacturers and suppliers which ensures that we remain well versed in frontline, industry led technologies. Innovative thinking and new products are constantly reviewed and included, when we are confident that new technology adds real benefit to our customers.
  • All of our developments are designed to meet and exceed institutional standards by incorporating ‘best practice’.

Professional Team

  • IM Properties appoint industry recognised, market leading professionals, to deliver all of our developments.
  • We have long standing relationships with our professional advisors which are carefully selected to add maximum benefit to all of our projects.
  • Our consultant teams have a collective experience of designing and constructing over fifty million square feet of property.

Specialist Advice

  • Independent, specialist advice is sought on all developments. This ensures that the quality of critical building elements is considered and maintained throughout the design stages.
  • Specialist advisors are retained to review specification, technical proposals, design changes and monitor implementation through the build phase. A final report is provided to confirm the build quality at project completion.
  • Independent specialist advice for industrial developments is procured on the cladding and flooring packages as a minimum.

Supply Chain

  • As an established developer IM Properties has good, long term relationships with the market leading building contractors who service the office, logistics and distribution sector.
  • Contractor selection is made on a scheme by scheme approach to ensure that the contractor has resources available to meet our requirements.
  • We have established key relationships with smaller industrial and office specialists who provide the required skillset to maintain our desired build quality on smaller developments.
  • Our long term relationships within the sub-contract supply chain and understanding thereof, is essential to ensure that key packages such as steelwork, roofing and cladding, concrete floors etc. are adequately designed and constructed.

On-Site

  • IM Properties employ a site based employer’s representative to focus on build quality throughout the duration of the build programme. Our appointed person reports directly to IM Properties and is tasked with assisting the build contractor, from the initial stages of site preparation though to the application of final finishes.
  • Our representative is tasked with co-ordinating the independent specialist advice and highlighting any deficiencies in the design or construction as they occur.
  • By addressing construction issues on-site, we ensure that the correct remedial action is undertaken in good time and in sequence, which provides long term build quality.

Warranties and Guarantees

  • IM Properties have a full suite of robust, institutionally accepted professional appointments which are tailored for each development.
  • A full suite of professionally drafted warranties and guarantees that meet institutional requirements are provided to a cover a 12 year period.
  • Completion reports provided by our independent specialist advisors are provided as an accompaniment to warranties and guarantees.