What is your team responsible for?
We deal with property design and surveying for a range of clients, carrying out a mix of mechanical engineering, design and building surveying.
Along with other Capita colleagues in North Tyneside, we are co-located with North Tyneside Council at its headquarters on Cobalt Business Park. However, we provide our services outside of Capita’s 15-year partnership with the local authority. As well as local clients such as North Tyneside Homes, Nexus and Newcastle City Council we work further afield for the likes of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Salford City Council, Cumbria County Council, Education Funding Agency, NHS Trusts, various academies and private developers.
Roughly how many people are in the Property Design team?
There are six in the team at the moment but we’re growing. We are about to take on a Business Support Officer, are interviewing for another Building Surveyor and are also looking for an Electrical Maintenance Engineer.
Describe a typical day in for the Property Design team.
The type of work we do is really diverse. We could be involved with anything from building surveys to identify building repairs to giving a client advice in respect of the potential redevelopment, use or maintenance of their buildings. We also provide specialist property advice relating to landlord and tenant dilapidation and party wall matters.
What is the proudest moment for your team?
Our focus is on providing a quality service, earning an excellent reputation and building a good relationship with our clients. Therefore we feel proud whenever we get positive feedback and repeat business. For example, we were recently praised by one of our framework partners for the way in which we listen to their needs and meet their specific requirements.
Tell us something that people may not know about the Property Design team.
I think people probably don’t fully appreciate the extent and range of the work we do. Essentially we get involved in the full life cycle of a building from initial concept designs, through its maintenance and repair, all the way to its demolition.