Property Support Services offer assistance with the management of day to day maintenance, servicing and general property advice.
A condition survey is undertaken each year providing a written report to support the completion of the school’s asset management plan. Property Support Services can arrange for annual servicing contracts allowing the school to benefit from the competitive rates received for the borough wide public building contract. This also includes an ‘out of hours’ service for emergency works.
The school will have access to the Team’s helpdesk service for responsive repairs and contractor advice.
The Property team, if requested, can assist the school with the management of asbestos and other statutory requirement.
The team includes the full range of building professionals enabling in-house project management for schemes carried out using the school’s delegated funds. All staff employed by the Property Team with responsibility for visiting schools to undertake works will be DBS checked.
The team has been providing a competitively priced service to schools since Southend became a unitary authority; costs have been held at the current level since 2006. All staff are directly employed by Southend Borough Council and have an interest in improving the local area.