Hft Charity

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Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible, wanted to improve several areas of their portfolio. These including IT infrastructure, general decoration, and reviewing leases on several of their properties. They needed surveys to create dimensionally accurate CAD plans, containing key information to support the management of their properties.


We put together a survey team with experience of working in assisted living and mental health environments. They delivered a high standard of work without affecting Hft’s occupants’ day-to-day living and the equipment they used didn’t cause distress.

Our team used Class 2 laser measurements with an invisible light. The information was added to Hft’s drawings and excel spreadsheets, so we could easily transfer this to their property management system.


Following the surveys, Hft have been able to increase their return on investment and ensure government, charity and individual funding was being used effectively. They could make decisions on their properties using accurate GIA and plans.

Additionally, they identified opportunities to improve space rationalisation of non-residential areas and service delivery, and reduce decoration, refurbishment and maintenance costs.

The information collected has allowed them to produce annual reports showing accurate data, which can be put forward and considered for additional funding.

Services included

Survey and CAD:

  • Full measured surveys where no drawings existed
  • Drawing verification surveys for updating existing drawings
  • Polylining to RICS standards
  • OS compliant site plans
Data Collection:

  • Unique room IDs
  • Floor covering, using an agreed list of types
  • Telephone and network points
  • Individual space GIA

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