More than any organisation over the last decade or so, the local authority has been subjected to dwindling budgets and operational cuts. Making the most of the money they have usually means that large projects need to be put on the back burner. For numerous local authorities, however, updating and undertaking internal refurbishments is crucial to the level of service they provide daily to residents and businesses in their area.
At Hightown Group, we understand that getting the best value for your money is something all local authorities are concerned about. We have a 40-year track record of working with stakeholders and clients to ensure that the best results are obtained for the budget available.
With offices in the North West and Midlands, we have worked with a wide range of different local authorities over the years. Part of our success comes down to our willingness to listen and engage with relevant stakeholders and put in the project management measures that allow them to realise their dreams for the budget they have.
Another part is our commitment to transparency – openness is key to any good business relationship and it’s something we believe very strongly in. Nowhere is this more important than with the running of local authorities.
Many of our employees have been with us for several years, helping us to deliver the refurbishments and new builds that matter in our local communities. A lot can be achieved with an internal refurbishment. Local authorities often operate out of older buildings that require important work carrying out, including replacing wiring or updating plumbing as a bare minimum. Switching to eco-friendly heating and lighting systems may seem like an unnecessary expense but these can save organisations such as local authorities a good deal of money in the long term.
A lot can also be done with internal refurbishments to update the look of local authority properties, changing office spaces and community areas to deliver greater flexibility. It’s not just about making do with the building stock that you already own either – updating and refurbishment can protect structures and extend the life of a building.
At Hightown, we pay attention to health and safety and all our operatives are highly trained and experienced in this area. Any internal refurbishment is accompanied by a robust health and safety assessment. It might be that you want the day to day business of your building to continue while the building work is taking place – that involves our team working out the best way to do this while keeping everyone safe.
Finally, we are a company that believes strongly in sustainability. This is demonstrated in the way we choose suppliers and only source materials from companies that share our ethos. It’s also shown in how we deal with waste, repurposing and reusing where possible and recycling when this is not attainable. Our aim is always to make the most of what we have and reduce our carbon footprint, and that of our clients, in the process.
If you want to explore how an internal refurbishment can benefit your local authority, contact the friendly team at Hightown today.