Ringing in the changes
Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Council have worked with Ad Hoc Property Management for over 18 months as part of the county’s strategy for managing vacant premises. Sites where ad Hoc have provided a protection by occupation service have included Former Homes For elderly people, schools, day centres and a Fire station and they currently provide guardians for 15 WCC sites.
Sometimes at short notice to deploy maximum protection for vulnerable assets in the county property portfolio with an unknown disposal date requiring flexibility of the chosen route.
Ad Hoc identified Guardians and continues to fulfil all contracts without the need for expensive manned security solutions or unsightly and grills and metal panels that are not only expensive but in some cases act as an open invite to vandals and squatters.
“Ad Hoc have been willing to provide a flexible approach to help manage a range of buildings. They have been able to occupy buildings at short notice and have always returned properties in a good condition and within agreed timescales. The team at Ad Hoc have always been friendly, professional and keen to assist wherever possible. Ad Hoc have been keen to develop joint processes for property management to meet both parties’ requirements. By utilising the Guardian service provided by Ad Hoc, Warwickshire County Council have been able to better secure vulnerable vacant premises without having to employ traditional physical security means and therefore have not had to bear the associated costs.”
Helen Wilby, Facilities Support Manager, Warwickshire County Council