Barlow & Associates - Community
Community buildings depend on charitable funders who require tightly regulated costs.
Community groups need professional cost advice to make applications for funding.
The Lottery Commission stipulates that a Quantity Surveyor must be engaged to provide cost advice for all projects with a construction cost over £30,000.
Barlows provide realistic cost advice at a very early stage so that funding agencies can be approached with authority.
Then we check the designs against the budgeted cost to ensure the project is affordable before preparing detailed tender documents.
Competitive tenders are obtained from selected contractors then we manage the cost during the build to avoid overspending.
Through ProHelp Barlow & Associates provide pro-bono advice and support to appropriate charitable organisations.