6. Property Development
6. Property Development
This section provides an overview of key issues and processes for organisations seeking to carry out building or refurbishment works as part of their projects. Choose a topic within this category from the above menu to learn more about a specific area.
Key Governance Issues to Consider
If you have arrived at this point, then as a board you have a clear rationale and business case, specification for the building, detailed costs, and funding for the transfer and a forward business strategy for your soon to be expanded operation. You are now addressing contracting and contract management through to completion and taking ownership.
Questions and Issues:
- How will this major and complex process be resourced?
- What needs to be done to minimise the effect that the transfer has on your core business?
- What needs to be done to prepare for the future expanded operation?
- Managing any refurbishment or new-build process internally will place a big demand on capacity. If your senior staff say they can handle it, challenge them. Using professional help will incur costs but could take a huge load off your collective shoulders. Your architect may be the right person but project management is a particular skill. Get the team focused on preparation for operating the new building. If you will have spaces to let then marketing well in advance is important and often gets lost in the immediacy of the construction process.
- The team need to be on top of planning / recruiting the required staffing resource, establishing appropriate leases or licenses. Ensure that appropriate policies are being drafted. Have a lettings policy which addresses community requests for free use of space, or for use by political groups.
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- 1. Action Planning Tool Overview
- 2. Understanding Library Transfer
- i. What is Asset Transfer?
- ii. Assets or liabilities?
- iii. Legal Considerations for Library Transfer
- iv. When is asset transfer suitable?
- v. Benefits of Asset Transfer
- vi. Negotiating Asset Transfer
- 3. Planning for Library Transfer - Getting Started
- i. The Case for Community Managed Libaries
- ii. Defining Purpose
- iii. Service Design
- iv. Community Involvement
- v. Organisational Structures
- vi. Organisational Development
- vii. Skills and Experience
- viii. Assessing Assets, Avoiding Liabilities
- ix. Feasibility Studies
- x. Strategic Fit
- xi. Partnership Building
- xii. Demonstrating your achivements
- 4. Making a Convincing Case and Securing Investment
- i. Demonstrating Community Need
- ii. Business planning
- iii. Project Costs and Income
- iv. Securing Finance
- v. Campaigning and lobbying
- 5. Asset Ownership & Management Agreements
- i. Asset Transfer Legal Toolkit
- ii. Insurance and Tax Issues for Asset Transfers
- iii. Ownership and Management Agreements
- 6. Property Development
- i. The Development Process
- ii. Property Design
- iii. Pre-Construction
- iv. Construction and Management
- v. Appointing and Managing professionals
- 7. Premises Management
- i. Financial management
- ii. Facilities Management
- iii. Health and Safety
- iv. Security
- 8. Developing and Diversifying Library Services
- i. Public versus an Independent Library Service
- ii. Linking Services to Social Purpose
- iii. Community Library Services
- iv. Diversifying Services in Community Libraries
- v. Monitoring Services and Demonstrating Impact
- vi. Equality and Diversity Considerations
- 9. Managing Services
- i. General Responsibilities for Running Community Services
- ii. Policies for Community Managed Libraries
- iii. Management Systems and Information
- iv. Customer Service and Relationship Management
- v. Managing People
- vi. Sourcing and Maintaining Stock
- vii. Managing Finances
- viii. Marketing Your Library
- ix. Measuring Impact and Quality
- x. Accountability and Reporting to stakeholders
- 10. Supporting Library Transfer
- i. Supporting sustainable library transfer