TFT are finalists in this year’s EG Awards!

This standout category at this year’s EG Awards celebrates companies and individuals that go beyond ensuring their own success but are also advocates of positive change at the forefront of the UK’s real estate sector. We have been nominated alongside other leading lights of the property industry, who, like us, have worked on some of the most outstanding projects for blue chip clients and delivered thought leadership from the forefront of the market.

This completes a hattrick of other nominations from Property Week in their Property Wellbeing Award and BusinessGreen Leaders Awards in their Energy Efficiency Project of the Year category, which reflects the markets recognition of TFT’s leading role in developing sustainable places.

TFT at the JLL Triathlon – it was all slip slap slop before we flipped flapped and [mostly] flopped

28 degrees: so much sunscreen; no one fainted

…28 degrees also meant no one beat any PBs

One punctured tyre on the way to race

…Another punctured tyre during the race

1 TFT triathlete swam into 2 safety boats.

Marathon Mann [David] came out in top 30 of his [heat] wave

And not content with 13 miles alone, 1 relay cyclist cycled 22 miles to the race and 22 miles back home.

Welcome to the new TFT website

Our old website has been a good friend and served us well. But TFT is a continually evolving practice, mirroring and often driving social and business change for ourselves and our clients.

To keep pace, and reflect the TFT of today, we have implemented a rebranding exercise. This means a fresh look to many of the things we share with you. And fresh thinking on our structure, approach and overall vision.

Our shop window into these bold new territories is our new website. Come in. Have a look around. Get in touch. We hope you will be a regular visitor!

Hattrick of shortlists for TFT in 2018

This year, we have been named finalist for the Property Awards, the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards and the EG Awards. They come about following our dedicated effort to deliver better buildings, and happier, healthy occupants, creating the BPF Aftercare Guide and providing leading energy and sustainability advice to some of the biggest commercial property investors, respectively. TFT has been acknowledged as a candidate for providing the UK’s leading sustainability advisor. We believe this is a result of us hiring the best people; working on the biggest projects for blue chip clients and delivering market leading thought leadership.

With the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards right around the corner and the EG Awards in September, we look forward to meeting up with our fellow nominees and hearing about success stories from all corners of the commercial property market.

The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards takes place Wednesday 27th June at The Brewery London. To find out more, click here. The EG Awards takes place 19 September at Grosvenor House Hotel. To find out more, click here.

TFT dilapidations expert on tour

Paul Spaven, dilapidations specialist

Keen to keep up-to-date on the latest changes from L&T, valuation, dilapidations and planning? Paul Spaven, one of our resident dilapidations specialists, joins property’s other leading lights on tour and will be covering ‘Dilapidations – pressures, pitfalls and opportunities’.

Run by Pro Conferences, the well-attended Current Property Issues 2018 has spots left at their remaining dates across the country, find yours here.

David Mann runs the Paris marathon for LandAid

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored and helped me raise more than £5,000 so far. I am going to continue fundraising until my 50th birthday on 22nd June by which time I hope to achieve my £10,000 target. Needless to say, any further help would be really appreciated. You can visit my fundraising page here.

On the walk to the start, I was resplendent in my new ‘Marathon de Paris’ T -shirt with the tag-line ‘RUNNING IS LIFE’. I would beg to differ with this sentiment at the moment!

It was a fantastic experience and Paris was so beautiful on a lovely sunny morning. Seeing 55,000 runners mustered along the Champs-Elysees at the start was quite an emotional sight – as was the queue for the toilets!

My favourite part was running along the Seine at 15 – 16 miles and I even managed to accidentally pocket phone my sister to both of our surprises but got some welcome encouragement!

Less enjoyable was the seemingly endless and monotonous pounding of my running shoes on the tarmac and cobbles. This was only equalled by the thump thump thump of the banging house music streamed from my SoundCloud App, which maintained a steady rhythm and has often been my only companion on those long cold training sessions. Today was in fact the first time I’d only worn shorts and a singlet in the last few months.

It was lovely to see so much support for all the runners – so many expectant faces waiting to see their loved ones, a friend or even a complete stranger. The Brits were particularly supportive to me. At times I forgot I had my name and GBR on my bib and wondered why so many people were shouting ‘Allez David’.

Little things make you laugh en route like someone holding up a piece of cardboard and hand written on it: ‘MOTIVATIONAL SIGN’. I was also particularly proud of my ‘Eiffel Tower hat’ selfie at 18 miles. Looking down the route at the ant-like procession, it felt a little like a less flamboyant Gay Pride march, considerably less diverse with much worse personal hygiene!

I have a slight confession to make now: my Brighton Half Marathon was the longest training run I completed! So when I reached the half way mark it felt like I was entering unknown territory. I have to admit that I was carrying a Metro ticket in my bum-bag just in case. That said, at no time did I feel like giving up and letting down everyone who has helped and supported me.

The last 8 kilometres were very painful, mainly in my hip flexors. Around me it became a bit of a ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ as the task at hand took its toll. On a serious note, it was awful to see so many people being helped by paramedics and connected to saline drips. Victims of dehydration. It made me appreciate that you shouldn’t take on a Marathon lightly.

A huge thank you to my wonderful partner Glen for his patience during training and enthusiasm on the day. Seeing his face periodically through the crowd was a huge boost.

I finished in 04:34:41. I guess a personal best for my first and last marathon … probably!

TFT provides TDD on 300-year-old Sheffield site

TFT has provided Technical Due Diligence (TDD) as part of the sale of premium gardening, agricultural and giftware products Burgon & Ball to Canadian company Venanpri Tools.

Burgon & Ball has been making hand sheep shears on the same site in Sheffield since 1730 and have produced around 25 million pairs in that time. We are delighted to have been involved in assessing this historic, landmark building. Our TDD rigour, experience of working with heritage building fabrics and commercial outlook have been invaluable for informing the transaction process. TFT were instructed by Environmental Consultants Delta Simons.

TFT welcomes four new joiners

Lisa Gunn, Head of Client and Business Development

Lionel Fabellar, has joined TFT as a Senior Engineer, in the Built Asset Consultancy, based in London. He joins from Cushman & Wakefield.

Michael Norton MCIBSE, MSc, has joined Tuffin Ferraby Taylor (TFT) as a Senior M&E Consultant, in the Built Asset Consultancy, based in Bristol. He joins having completed a short term contract at UWE.

Greg Curtis MRICS, has joined TFT as a Chartered Building Surveyor, in the Built Asset Consultancy, based in Birmingham. He joins from Bidwells.

Lisa Gunn, Head of Client and Business Development, has joined TFT based in London. She joins from GVA.

RICS Building Surveying Conference 2018 – TFT speakers confirmed

This year’s RICS Building Surveying Conference will highlight the latest developments within the built environment sector and focus on the impact of emerging technologies.

TFT will be speaking on a number of topics: Dan Cooper will be chairing the Dilapidations update and the Building Conservation in Practice case study, Jon Rowling will be contributing to the dilapidations update and David Mann will provide insights for the Reinstatement Cost Assessments and Technical Due Diligence sessions.

The Conference takes place in London on 2 May. More details can be found here.

We will be at MIPIM again this year

Attending this year will be Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner; David Mann, Partner; Dan Henn, Partner; Alistair Allison, Partner; and Lisa Gunn, Head of Client and Business Development.

We will be there between 13 – 16 March 2018. If you would like to catch up with any of the MIPIM team, get in touch below:

Alan PembertonDavid MannDan HennAlistair AllisonLisa Gunn