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Strategic Partnership with Higgins Partnerships

Strategic Partner

Higgins Partnerships

Introduction

Operance and Higgins Partnerships have formed a strategic partnership to support higher-risk housing projects in and around London. Our collaboration focuses on helping Higgins Partnerships and their customers comply with the new Building Safety Act while developing structured, digital information for efficient project management. Together, we tackle complexities and challenges to deliver exceptional outcomes and value.

Scope of Services Provided

As a joint developer and contractor, Higgins Partnerships required a partner to assist with compliance with the Building Safety Act and the development of accurate O&M, Health and Safety files, Building Logbooks, and Building User Guides. Operance has worked closely with Higgins Partnerships to address these requirements through the following:

  1. Building Safety Act Compliance: Operance has provided Higgins Partnerships with expertise and support in developing Building Safety Act data templates. These templates ensure that contractors delivering Higher Risk Buildings (HRBs) produce the necessary information at various project gateways during the design and construction phases. By aligning with regulatory requirements, we help Higgins Partnerships and their customers fulfill their obligations under the Building Safety Act.
  2. Accurate and Comprehensive O&M Information: Through our collaboration, Operance assists Higgins Partnerships in developing structured and accurate O&M (Operations and Maintenance) information. This includes creating detailed records of building systems, equipment, and maintenance schedules. By having access to comprehensive O&M information, Higgins Partnerships and their customers can efficiently manage and maintain their assets

Challenges Faced and Overcome

  1. Regulatory Compliance: Navigating the complexities of the new Building Safety Act presented a significant challenge. However, through close collaboration and in-depth knowledge of the regulatory landscape, Operance and Higgins Partnerships were able to develop compliant processes and information templates. Regular communication and engagement with regulatory bodies ensured that the partnership stayed up to date with evolving requirements.
  2. Data Standardisation and Integration: Ensuring data standardisation and integration across various systems and stakeholders proved challenging. Operance worked closely with Higgins Partnerships to establish clear data requirements, facilitate seamless integration, and develop data management strategies. This enabled the smooth flow of information and improved collaboration among project teams

Key Outcomes and Value Delivered

  1. Enhanced Compliance: By utilising Operance’s expertise and solutions, Higgins Partnerships and their customers have achieved enhanced compliance with the Building Safety Act. The provision of accurate and structured information at each project stage ensures regulatory obligations are met, mitigating risks and improving building safety.
  2. Streamlined Operations and Maintenance: Through the collaborative development of comprehensive O&M information, Higgins Partnerships can efficiently manage their assets. Accurate records of building systems and maintenance schedules support proactive maintenance, reduce downtime, and optimize asset lifecycle management.

Conclusion

The strategic partnership between Operance and Higgins Partnerships has proven instrumental in ensuring compliance with the Building Safety Act and developing accurate O&M information. By overcoming regulatory complexities and addressing data integration challenges, we have delivered exceptional value to Higgins Partnerships and their customers. Together, we remain committed to driving innovation, streamlining processes, and enabling the efficient and safe management of higher-risk housing projects.