More than other major institutions around the UK, universities have a substantial amount of building stock to maintain and keep in working order, everything from new builds to older, more problematic structures.
When something breaks down, it can not only cost time and money to repair, it can disrupt lectures as well as research and development activity and the day to day running of the university.
At Hightown, we’ve worked with a number of top class universities across the North West, providing both proactive and reactive maintenance support. While many institutions have their own maintenance staff on site, they are often stretched and the expertise needed in certain situations is sometimes lacking, especially considering the building stock involved.
Choosing to work with a third party partner like Hightown for university building maintenance has a number of benefits:
- You have access to a wide range of expertise and capability which can deliver the solutions you need when you most need them.
- You can better organise your own maintenance teams, ensuring that money and resources are well spent.
- You can undertake important proactive maintenance regimes that save money over time, enabling you update and keep systems functioning well across a large amount of building stock.
With 40 years’ experience delivering building, construction and maintenance solutions to many sectors in the UK, including education, Hightown has the teams ready to go right now who can make a big difference to your organisation. We have a strong project management skills and always work closely with our partners to ensure that we not only deliver value for money but tackle the issues that new and ageing building stock may face.
All our teams are highly qualified and understand the importance of health and safety, buying into the central tenet of transparency and openness at all times. An organisation like Hightown can source the best teams for the job, ensuring any maintenance is carried out to current building regulations, while keeping everyone on site safe.
We can work with existing maintenance operatives at your university, developing a schedule of proactive work that will make a big difference to your daily operation. You’ll also be able to call on us if you have a challenging situation that requires specialist services – it can be break down in electrical or heating systems or something more structural like building repair. We’ve got the teams to handle almost any problem.
Most universities nowadays face a daily battle of balancing costs while providing the maintenance work that increases the lifespan of installations and building stock. At Hightown, we’re well aware that you are going to be looking for value when you hire a maintenance contractor, which is why we always work closely with stakeholders.
Apart from high levels of health and safety, we also believe in operating sustainably. That means sourcing materials that help lower the carbon footprint of any work that is being undertaken and only using suppliers who share our ethos. Any waste produced during maintenance work is also ethically disposed of – either repurposed or recycled with very little going to landfill.
If you’re university is looking for a building maintenance team that can deliver beyond expectations, contact Hightown today.