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Ben Wilkinson

Associate

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I’m an Associate in our Building Consultancy team based our Manchester office. I bring 15 years' of experience within the commercial property market in the retail, industrial, office, leisure, healthcare and education sectors to the role.

I specialise in technical due diligence, construction monitoring, landlord and tenant advice including dilapidations and schedules of condition, party wall advice, defect diagnosis and repair, contract administration, and reinstatement cost assessments.

I have advised clients including NHSPS, WH Smith, Triplepoint Social Housing REIT, Grosvenor Estates, Carlsberg, Whitbread, Ibstock UK, Brakes, Hammerson, Defra, O2, the Education Funding Agency, Threadneedle, The National Crime Agency, AG Barr and Hertz.

 

MY RECENT PROJECTS

  • Construction Monitoring – I undertake construction monitoring of proposed developments within the healthcare, education, retail and industrial sectors. I have advised Triplepoint Social Housing REIT regarding Forward Funded developments across their portfolio in the North of England totalling £6 million. My involvement includes the initial scheme appraisal, input into the Forward Funding Agreement, review of construction, appointment and statutory documentation, liaison with stakeholders, review of Health and Safety/site set-up and monitoring construction programme and quality from commencement through to handover.
  • Dilapidations – I prepared a terminal schedule of dilapidations at a 140,000 sq ft hospital within the UK. My role included inspection of the property with a team of consultants outside of normal operating hours and preparation and negotiation of a terminal schedule of dilapidations with a value of £1.5 million.
  • Technical due diligence – I carried out inspection and preparation of a building survey relating to a 260,000 square ft industrial building in Yorkshire prior to the acquisition of a ten-year FRI Lease. My role included identification of significant defects, negotiation of a schedule of repairs with the Landlord and monitoring the agreed works prior to lease commencement.

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