19 February 2018
SHW’s work with 21 local authorities, charities and not-for-profit sector
Although much of our client base is in the private sector, SHW also work with many county and local councils in the South East as well as a broad range of third sector organisations.
A recent audit of services carried out for local government, the public sector and charities has confirmed the breadth and depth of our involvement with the not-for-profit sector.
- Acquisition – such as Ashdown House for Crawley Borough Council (34,000+ A Grade offices)
- Arbitration – supporting dispute resolution by providing expert witness reports
- Asset management advisory for the Whitgift Foundation, a large Croydon-based educational charity
- Building Consultancy maintaining buildings for councils and charities across the region
- Business Rates – providing savings for charities such as Cats Protection
- Compulsory purchase negotiations for several councils and charities across the region and beyond
- Disposals for Housing Associations and similar bodies
- Development sales to release revenue from unwanted assets
- Estates audits
- Estate valuation – the largest recent one being the for the University of Brighton
- Lease advisory for organisations such as The Peabody Trust
- Advising on and achieving Planning consents for a broad range of bodies, the most recent being The Diocese of Southwark
- Property Management e.g. Park Mall shopping centre for Ashford Borough Council
- Strategic advice on large-scale rejuvenation and regeneration projects
The firm can also assist with technical charity-specific valuations reflecting the requirements of the Charities Act relating to property disposals and lettings.
SHW Managing Partner Martin Clark said: “Now more than ever before organisations in these sectors need professional advice from seasoned experts in order to maximise value and minimise cost in this complicated arena. SHW have a long and successful track record of making property work for these entities which do so much great service for society.”