Expertise

light-bulbsCastle Construction Consultants are able to offer our Clients expertise across a wide variety of sectors. This expertise has been delivered using a variety of standard and bespoke construction contracts and has ranged in value from under £50K up to in excess of £250M.

Through our experience of working in a variety of sectors in the public and private sector we have been able to transfer knowledge and skills to provide innovation and added value to Clients projects.

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Care Homes

Care Homes

The care sector covers a wide range of services and uses from the public and private sector, including dementia care, close care and assisted living.

We are able to offer our clients services from the early stage of understanding the brief, early stage feasibilities through to project completion. Crucially through our expertise and experience we are able to add value to our service through our detailed understanding of the sector, various cost drivers and how to deliver optimum solutions. Through our specialist cost models and benchmarking data we are able us to add real value to our clients through the critical early stages of brief development and project viability.

We understand the complexities and challenges of integrating general facilities with living spaces and the need for projects to be both functionally efficient and places where people want to live. We understand that the smallest detail can make a difference.

We appreciate that the sector continues to diversify with care delivery covering a range of specialist needs. These can include such facilities as common areas, catering, special care facilities, open spaces, wellness suites and back of house support facilities.

Commercial

Commercial

The commercial sector covers a range of building types and business uses, from small owner-occupiers, speculative business parks to new-build headquarters buildings.

We provide our clients with services from the early stage of understanding the brief through the process to deliver innovative and viable solutions to help our clients drive their schemes through the delivery phase. Our expertise and experience in programme, project and cost management means that we can make the difference and drive further value for our clients.

We drive value for our clients through our detailed knowledge across the sector and the recognition of our clients’ strategic objectives, the nature of their business drivers and are therefore able to offer optimum solutions for clients. We thrive on the challenges of this demanding sector, and have an in-depth understanding of current tenant and funder led design requirements.

Our sector specific project and risk controls ensure certainty of delivery in all aspects of the project life cycle – from tenant liaison right through to development completion. In commercial asset management, we are driving better performance by increasing revenue as well as reducing operational costs on clients’ existing or acquired built assets.

Education

Education

The education sector covers a wide range of types and uses from the public and private sector, including primary and secondary schools to colleges and universities.

We are able to offer our clients services from early stage feasibilities through to project completion. Crucially through our expertise and experience we are able to add value to our service through our detailed understanding of the sectors various funding opportunities, cost models and benchmarking requirements. This enables us to add real value to our clients through the critical early stages of brief development and project viability.

Our aspiration is to deliver places of learning that provide pupils, students and staff with an environment that inspires learning whilst delivering value for money.

Through our experience we also understand the challenges of providing safe sites often in occupied and live environments, the need to maintain uninterrupted teaching by minimising disruption, and the need to deliver schemes on time in line with academic timetable constraints.

We appreciate that the sector continues to diversify with educational delivery covering a range of specialist needs. These can include such facilities as common teaching space, hairdressing, catering, laboratories, special needs learning, lecture theatres, construction trades, motor vehicles maintenance, student accommodation, sports facilities and back of house support facilities.

Hotels

Hotels

The hotel sector covers a wide range of types and requirements, from budget through to luxury resort hotels. Clients can be from individual developers through to international operators alike on new build, conversions and refurbishment of existing hotels

We provide our clients with services from the early stage of understanding the brief through the process to deliver innovative and viable solutions to help our clients drive their schemes through the delivery phase. Our expertise and experience in innovative procurement and supply chain engagement, improved facilities management processes, programme advice, project and cost management means that we can make the difference and drive further value for our clients.

We understand the complexities and challenges of delivering successful hotel projects that offer guests an experience that exceeds their expectations. Through our experience we understand clients business critical success factors, the need for brand standards, that the smallest difference can make a difference and the need to improve development margins.

We look to add value through improved speed to market, building in sustainability, design optimisation, the use of volumetric or modular construction, implementation expertise, and operator handover.

Industrial & Manufacturing

Industrial & Manufacturing

Our project experience includes food manufacturing, storage and distribution, logistics, industrial manufacturing, production facilities and speculative units for developers.

Through our understanding of the sector we appreciate that clients need consultants to provide innovative solutions, manage projects often as part of a wider programme of works, incorporate and manage complex technology and future proof design by providing flexibility solutions for future expansion/ requirements. These developments often house engineering and process equipment which is vital to an end users business process and on-going profitability.

We also understand the challenges of providing safe sites often in occupied and live environments, the need minimise site disruption, and the need to deliver schemes on time.

We provide professional services to end users and developers throughout the life of a project, including feasibility estimates to support site appraisals, managing interfaces including costs from specialist process equipment suppliers and the base build, procurement advice, tenant/developer liaison, on site management and control and facilities management strategies.

Residential

Residential

The residential sector covers a wide range of types and uses from the public and private sector, including single bespoke private houses to large mixed-use developments with mixed tenure occupancy.

We have experience of providing a range of consultancy services to private developers from feasibility estimates to support the appraisal of sites, planning application support, through procurement and construction to the provision of owner information packs. Public funded affordable housing increasingly forms an integral part of a private residential development; our experience in this sector can add value to negotiation and contractual arrangements with Registered Social Landlords.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the issues and challenges facing Registered Social Landlords, and have work closely with them over the years to help them achieve the objectives of their management teams and residents.

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key success criterion for public and private sector residential developers with the move towards zero carbon housing. Through our experience we are able to advise clients on finding the right solution balancing commercial viability, delivering sustainability targets and incorporating environmental technology and materials.

Retail

Retail

The retail sector covers a diverse range of clients from small independents, to global retailers. The requirements of retailers can also be just as diverse covering rebranding programmes, small local store roll-outs, regional shopping centres, logistics and distribution warehouses and central support centres.

We understand that clients have challenging programmes with aggressive speed to market requirements, a need to provide value for money within tight commercial constraints, the need to deliver more sales footage for less cost and the need to enhance the customer shopping experience.

We provide our clients with services including early feasibility cost and programme advice, advice on innovative procurement and supply chain management solutions, added value through the design development and project delivery stages and improved facilities management engagement.

Through our experience this means we are able to offer robust systems and processes to manage the supply chain, review project scopes, manage scheduling and budgets efficiently and add value through sharing accountability for the design, reviewing operating efficiency and appreciating your internal decision making processes.

Sport & Leisure

Sport & Leisure

The sports and leisure sector generally has three key stakeholders for any capital project, the investor, the developer and the operator. Each member of the team has their own requirements and specific objectives.

Investors and developers are increasing looking for improved returns whilst being more risk adverse. Operators look for operational efficiencies whilst maintaining brand standards.

Our project experience covers all sports, leisure and entertainment venues ranging from stadia, to swimming pools, health clubs, spas and community leisure facilities. This experience gives us an excellent understanding of critical success factors, industry trends and the key business drivers for each client. As well as seeking value for money on capital expenditure the cost in use and life cycle costs can be key to delivering a successful and sustainable project.

Sport and leisure sector developments are often part of wider mixed use developments providing a catalyst for future regeneration. This often involves private and public stakeholders; as a result the success of a new leisure facility can have a wider positive impact on the community, local economy and the social wellbeing of the region through improved local pride.

Misc

Misc

We also specialise in a wide range of other sectors.

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