KWB appointed as new management company for Dockside Factory Outlet

Since taking over in November 2006, KWB has taken in hand the financial management of the centre, undertaken best value reviews, re-tendered supplier contracts and as a result of effective management, has saved £50,000 on the outlet’s cleaning contract and achieved a further saving on the security contract which provides 24/7 security for the site. As a result of these savings, KWB has already reduced the service charge from £10 to £9 per sq ft which will benefit the centre by attracting new retail tenants. Since being instructed, KWB has also appointed a new M&E contractor, Quay Planned Management, and now provides the customer service operation based within the on-site management suite.

Steve Reeves of The Boiler Shop (Chatham) Ltd, who owns Dockside, says of KWB, “We needed a company who could really address the financial side of property management and KWB with their track record of benchmarking service charges and achieving value for money for both landlord and tenant, fitted the bill perfectly.”