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CWBC's Pre-Acquisition Building Survey on an Historic RBS Building in Manchester



Clarke & Watt Building Consultants (CWBC) takes pride in unraveling the stories held within historic structures. In this blog post, we delve into a recent endeavour that showcases our commitment to thoroughness and expertise – a comprehensive pre-acquisition building survey on an old RBS building in Urmston. Our mission? To provide invaluable insights that guide informed decisions and ensure a seamless transition into its new phase.


Understanding the Significance: The RBS building in Urmston carries the weight of history within its walls. As part of our pre-acquisition building survey, we recognized the importance of preserving its character and integrity while evaluating its structural condition.


Scope of Work: Our seasoned experts left no stone unturned in this endeavour. The comprehensive survey encompassed a meticulous examination of various elements, including:

  1. Historical Context: Delving into archives and records to gain a deeper understanding of the building's evolution over time.

  2. Structural Assessment: Evaluating the building's foundations, walls, roofs, and structural elements to identify any areas of concern.

  3. Maintenance and Repairs: Highlighting potential maintenance and repair needs to guide the future owner in preserving the building's aesthetics and functionality.

Key Insights Unveiled: Through our pre-acquisition building survey, CWBC unearthed valuable insights:

  1. Architectural Significance: The building's architectural elements hold immense historical and cultural value, deserving careful consideration in any acquisition strategy.

  2. Structural Condition: Detailed analysis revealed areas requiring attention and potential restoration efforts to ensure the building's longevity.

Guiding Informed Decisions: Our mission is to empower clients with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions. In this case, our pre-acquisition building survey arms the prospective owner with a comprehensive understanding of the building's historical significance and its structural condition.


Preserving the Past, Shaping the Future: The journey of acquiring a historic building is not only about the present but also about preserving the past for future generations. By providing a thorough assessment and insights, CWBC contributes to this legacy.


Conclusion: The pre-acquisition building survey on the historic RBS building in Urmston exemplifies CWBC's dedication to heritage exploration and expertise in building consultancy. As we continue to provide invaluable insights that guide informed decisions, we reinforce our commitment to shaping spaces that honour their history while embracing their future potential.


If you're interested in learning more about our pre-acquisition building survey services or have a historic property in need of assessment, feel free to reach out to us on www.cwbc.co.uk

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