Having outgrown their current premises, Advanced Plastics in Hull, commissioned Delaney Marling Partnership (DMP), to undertake a condition survey of a 30-year old, 50,000 sq.m industrial unit.

The initial survey was completed in conjunction with DMP’s structural engineering partners to assess both the structure and condition of the building. DMP provided the client with a feasibility study highlighting the cost implication of refurbishments to the office accommodation and the re-cladding of the building.

Areas of Consultancy

Condition survey, feasibility study, purchase report/due diligence, Construction Design & Management (CDMc), project management and dilapidations.

The Purchase

Advanced Plastics used this information and progressed towards the purchase of the unit with the support and guidance of DMP. During the purchase process, DMP also provided assistance in obtaining asbestos reports and guidance on the business rates.

Cost cutting on dilapidations

DMP were able to achieve a 50% reduction on the dilapidations of Advanced Plastics’ old unit and in January 2013, the business was able to move into the larger property.


DMP partnered with other specialist companies to carry out mechanical/electrical surveys and site investigations into the structural integrity of the floor slab to ensure it was compliant with the client’s planned use for the building.

Happy client

“We have enjoyed rapid business expansion which has necessitated our move to larger premises, however the need to focus on our day to day business activity is critical to the continuity of our success.”

“We are delighted with the works DMP have carried out which included managing the purchase and refurbishment of our new factory premises in a very flexible and cost effective manner. Always providing clear practical advice and calling upon their extensive network of professional contacts to ensure we can carry on our day-to-day work in the knowledge that the required work on the larger premises will be managed professionally for us to move into.”

Chris Pearson, Director of Advanced Plastics

Advanced Plastics – Before and After