About the Organisation
Impact Hub King’s Cross (IHKC) is a founding member of the international Impact Hub network.
Our purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurial action for a socially inclusive and carbon neutral economy. We have helped hundreds of social enterprises to incubate and scale since we first opened our doors in 2008, both as paying members of our flexible workspace membership community and as beneficiaries of our externally funded programmes.
We focus our social enterprise programmes on under-served groups who would otherwise experience significant barriers to entrepreneurship, including Black, Asian and Minority groups, Refugees/Migrants, those at-risk of homelessness, women, young people, and those from low-income backgrounds.
IHKC consists of a social enterprise (with a social mission, asset lock and dividend distribution cap) which holds our property interests and operates as Impact Hub, and a separate Community Investment Company delivering programmes for beneficiaries through third party grant funding.
Impact Hub is planning to take a lease on a 10,650 sq ft s106 affordable workspace in the London borough of Camden. The Landlord is managing the delivery of the CAT A/CAT B fit-out to a mutually agreed design and specification, which will be delivered by a contractor secured through a competitive tender process. The process is currently in RIBA stage 3 whilst AfL negotiations are finalised.
They require a Building Surveyor to work throughout the project, helping to ensure that all work carried out is to a high standard and matches agreed specification and budget. They would also appreciate the Building Surveyor providing ongoing advice throughout the construction phase and in the event that the Landlord or Building Contractor wishes to change or evolve the specification during the construction. If possible, they would also appreciate support in reviewing the final design prior to tender and evaluating tender submissions to ensure quality and value for money.
Anticipated tasks include:
- Periodic site visits to evaluate the works
- Advising about building/construction issues, including, technical, financial, legal, environmental/sustainability matters.
- Surveying the works at different stages of the construction.
- Undertaking defect analysis relating to the works.
- Writing technical reports regarding any arising issues.
- Assisting in the preparation of information and negotiation for any claim against the Landlord.
- Negotiating dilapidations.
- Recommending sign-off of Practical Completion.
Impact Hub would be very grateful for offers of pro bono from a Building (Tenant) Surveyor in relation to the above brief.
The competitive tender is expected to take place from June 2023, following the signing of the AfL, with construction due to take place from August 2023 – January 2024.