Track record

Planning consent and fit-out to deliver a new private dental practice

Project Management



Project value

Health & Animal Welfare


James Porter

James Porter

The project

Rapleys were appointed as Planning Consultant and Project Manager, obtaining planning consent for a change of use and delivering the fit-out of two combined commercial units to provide a new private dental practice. The client’s existing team were re-located from an existing practice nearby.

The commercial units were located on the ground floor of a new residential block and the construction work had to be conducted in sympathy with residents and neighbouring businesses. The works comprised fit-out and creation of seven new surgeries with state-of-the-art dental equipment and interior finishes to compliment the private practice.

Due to time constraints, we worked collaboratively with the client’s preferred contractor to deliver the project within a condensed programme. Contingency planning and acceleration of the programme allowed the grand opening to take place without time delay. Quality control measures led to a successful CQC inspection on the originally planned date.

Our solution

Example 1 – A 3-phase generator, delivering clean energy, was arranged to allow the practice to be opened prior to installation of the permanent 3-phase supply and subsequent network contract arrangements.

Example 2 – Coordination with the existing practice enabled a cross-over of final phase construction works alongside contents/equipment set-up and staff training.

Example 3 – Existing defects were identified to the building and foul drainage. These were recorded and a CCTV inspection undertaken of the foul drainage system. We liaised with the Landlord’s representative to organise resolution of these defects.

Example 4 – Dental cabinetry could not be delivered and installed within the programme. The contractor was able to source materials and install the cabinetry themselves to reduce timescales.

Example 5 – We worked closely with the client’s quality control manager to ensure all CQC requirements were met and exceeded.

Get in touch

Key contacts

Gain national and local expertise through our multidisciplinary teams of experts.

Partner – Building Consultancy

James Porter

Our track record

View all track records