Drake and Kannemeyer conceived the idea of Condition Surveys for Public Sector estates, carrying out surveys of the health estate and a pilot survey of 8 UK Universities. In 1992, their joint venture company KDK carried out the survey of all UK Universities comprising 13 million square metres of estates in a 4-month contract. To date, the practice has appraised over one quarter of the entire hospital stock in England and Wales, in excess of 120 Universities and also a number of historic buildings such as The Tower of London, Royal Naval College Greenwich and the Royal Maritime Museum.
D&K LLP are delighted to welcome Luke Hadfield as their first ever degree apprentice. Luke is studying part time towards a degree in BSc (Hons) Building Surveying at the University of Portsmouth whilst working with D&K LLP four days per week to gain valuable practical experience within the industry. During his final years at University he will aim to achieve chartership with the RICS in order to become a chartered Building Surveyor. He has got a great start to his career, with the backing of everyone at D&K LLP.
Currently, we are working for the University of Liverpool in which we have enjoyed a working relationship for over 30 years. Each year we are commissioned to survey 20% of their total estates. We are pleased with the continuing progress made and successfully on target for completion. It is always a pleasure to provide our professional services in order to help and support the University with their long term maintenance plan.
Drake and Kannemeyer LLP have recently completed an estate survey appraisal for Brunel University London. As part of the commission we have also carried out a detailed survey of Fire Compartmentation, which allows the University team to prioritise the remedial work on the basis of risk.