Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedule for Grade 2* Listed Boarding School: Case Study
Brief: To prepare a 10-year planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedule of the school’s heritage buildings and modern teaching block.
Property: Grade 2* listed school buildings, built in the late 1600s and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and a 20th century theatre.
Instructed by: Head of Estates.
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- We were asked to inspect the school buildings and produce a 10-year PPM schedule relating to the fabric and structure of the properties.
- PPM reporting was completed in accordance with the current industry practice, including the RICS guidance note: Planned Preventative Maintenance of Commercial & Residential Property.
- Given the historical nature of the buildings, the need for conservation repair was included alongside consideration of when items will need replacement or renewal.
- The buildings included:
- a large mansion building, built around 1682, consisting of red brick with lavish stone dressings and slated Mansard roofs
- A brick clockhouse, dating from 1709. Both of these buildings were Grade 2* listed
- the school’s theatre block, which was built in the late 20th century.
Key survey findings
- Our report incorporated an overview of the historic significance of the listed properties, the survey records, and the PPM schedules.
- We made several recommendations, including some urgent structural works that, if left unresolved, could cause considerable damage.
- Costs for items of repair ranged from £50 to approximated £30,000.
- Although the total expenditure required to restore the properties and maintain them was over half a million, we were able to advise on how those costs could be spread over the 10-year PPM period.
- Costs were categorised according to the risk priority and urgency to aid planning and decision making.