Michael Holden - Pen Profile by Levone

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									Michael Holden, BSc (Estate Management), Diploma Project Management (RICS), MBA
(Construction and Real Estate), FRICS

Current Position

Senior Lecturer and PhD Researcher (PT)

Contact Information

Telephone: 07922 193990

Email: m.j.holden2007@ljmu.ac.uk


Michael Holden has worked within a variety of private and public sector roles within real
estate, facilities and project management. He has worked in senior positions including Head
of Estates and has been responsible for client side project management in the development of
a number of building projects including:

1987/91 Countrywide Surveyors, Manchester - Commercial Agency, Professional work,
staff and financial management (team of 7 from 1989), extensive valuation appraisals
/condition surveys of commercial property – North West England. Landlord and tenant
negotiations, schedules of condition, rating, CPO and estates management. National work for
retained clients – property portfolios, e.g. Hadleigh Industries – manufacturing industry.
Specialist appraisal work for the GPFC (General Practice Finance Corporation) - surgery
developments, e.g. Warrington, North and South Wales, Manchester, Lancashire and

1991/93 Manchester City Council, Land and Property Department - Senior Surveyor.
Estate management, e.g. decommissioning of swimming pool and sale. Rating - co ordination
and negotiation of 600 blanket rating appeals for the 1990 list – team management (4).
 Commercial agency, property review (identification of development opportunities /analysis
of costs of occupation), negotiation and disposal of property and land principally in South
Manchester, some on joint venture developments. Asbestos register correlation, space

1993/96 Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Thurso, Scotland, Property Manager -
Management of a portfolio of commercial units across Caithness & Sutherland. Client side
project management, financial appraisal, lease negotiations, approval of funding,
facilities/maintenance management. Management of a small team of professional and
administrative staff.


Client side project management – also use of Value Management. Assynt Visitors Centre,
Lochinver, Sutherland http://www.lochinver.bordernet.co.uk/facilities/tourist.html
The centre won the Scottish Silver Thistle Award for "a creative and innovative response to a
community development".

The Assynt Visitors Center emerged from a major community let initiative for better tourist
facilities within this remote area of North West Scotland. The development included the
provision of a car park to the rear in partnership with Highland Regional Council and
Sutherland District Council (prior to LGR). Selection of design team/ project management
and contract using GC works contracting procedures. Value management was adopted and
helped focus on providing an innovative lighting solution to internal model displays
illustrating Sutherland and its lifestyles.

Extensions to Alexander Bain House, Thurso, New Office Development at Thurso Business

Highly serviced office developments totalling 1,700 sq metres were designed for BT/
Manpower PLC. Included a detailed focus on energy conservation in building construction,
the building was assessed under BREEAM criteria and achieved EDAS accreditation and was
granted a "secured by design" award from the Northern Constabulary.

Management of property and environmental renewal budgets of approximately £2M per year.
Discussions with community groups, landowners – impact assessment, prioritisation
assessment and assistance with project management where required – over 140 projects
ranging in size actioned over three years. eg:

£100,000 partner funding per year to the highland footpaths initiative (managed by HRC).
Creating and improving paths and interpretive trails – e.g. – Big Burn Walk – Golspie – path
improvement - suspension bridges etc, Badbae (with Royal Engineers). Improvements and
provision of interpretation boards relating to the highland clearances, forest footpaths at
Skibo – using interpretive displays similar to those found at Grizedale in the Lakes and at
Shin Falls – provision of footpaths that met the needs of those with impared mobility.

Kinlochbervie, (Near Cape Wrath), in partnership with HRC, part funding provision for all
weather pitch in partnership with the creation of a new secondary school - £100,000 scheme.

Portskerra, Sutherland and Loch Eribol – minor funding towards schemes that provided
interpretive displays relating to the history of the sites.

Grampian Records Extension – Wick – extension and new facilities for a record
manufacturing company using value management - particular emphasis on ergonomics and
spatial design, clean areas (for CD production) and staff accommodation.

Involvement with rewwal / improvement schemes – for example membership of the Wick
project (http://www.caithness.org/wickproject/index.htm|) and development of schemes at
John O Groats, (http://www.visitjohnogroats.com/directory_of_businesses.htm|) and at
Golspie and Brora in partnership with other public sector organisations and the private sector.
E.g. gas works decontamination, pump priming for redevelopment etc

1996 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council - Negotiations for the disposal of land and
property. Valuations and real estate advice. Facilities Management - co ordination of
asbestos surveys, accommodation review (including commissioning and managing
consultants for detailed surveys of properties to be transferred). Inspection and assessment of
property, co ordination of applications for funds to investigate and take remediation measures
on contaminated sites throughout the Borough, CCT and Private Finance Initiative research.

Conclusion of negotiations for the surrender and renewal of a lease to enable a major non
food retail development to progress at Towns Moor, Blackburn (part of expansion of Town
Centre). Redevelopment options / condition surveys and financial appraisals in connection
with the possible redevelopment of Broseley House and the Refuge Building (in separate
ownership). Site investigations and feasibility study for the redevelopment of Chapels Park –

1996/2000 Salford College of Further Education - Head of Estate Management and
Facilities - http://www.salford-col.ac.uk/|

Accommodation management / advice, staff management, responsibility for catering, campus
management, property maintenance, health and safety, childcare administration, caretaking,
security and technical support staff, management of annual budgets of approximately £4.7M
and management of capital budgets (e.g. City Campus redevelopment). Membership of the
College management team.


Management and co ordination of a major new structured IT cabling project (£500K) for the
development of a computer cable network. Acting as planning supervisor and client side
project manager – Worsley Campus.

Advice to the Board of Governors on redevelopment options and management strategy
available to the College in connection with its various land holdings, particularly Salford
Quays Campus (disposal of Campus site and demolition of 7,500 sq metres of 1960's
buildings). Demolition the Crescent Campus and Wardley Campuses. Upgrading services in
other campuses and managing maintenance and repair activities.

Preparation of bids for funding with the FEFC.

Preparation of a detailed business plan (1999) to restructure the department and its functions
that included, premises development, property management and maintenance, health and
safety management and domestic services - cleaning, catering, landscaping, security,
portering, creche facilities, lease vehicles and space utilisation.
Fit out and client side representation (leading design team) for the establishment of a new
9,000 sq metre Campus building (purchase of old factory, refitting for trades based learning/
IT delivery).

Development of migration plan for accommodation review.

Value added initiatives (e.g. attracting major Rugby League team to utilise sporting

Project management, fitting out and development of cross campus College accommodation,
e.g. New café's (Worsley and City Campus), establishment of franchise units (Liverpool/
Bolton), development of ACOPS gas training centre at Winton (£300,000).

Research and implementation of room scheduling and co ordination of room timetabling
integrating with the development of the accommodation strategy, organisational review,
creation of new posts and implementation.

Management and successful implementation of an internal catering bid and investment in
facilities for the College. Business planning and review of £500,000 pa. turnover service
returning the service to a cost neutral basis from a subsidy of £80,000 p.a.

Representation of the College - FEFC National working party on accommodation
management, Salford University Campus Planning Group.

Consultancy work: 1989 onwards- practice development, surveys and valuations of
property. Private home buyer reports and building surveys. Schedules of condition –
commercial properties, for example major survey of Blackburn Railway Station (listed
building) / Accrington Market. Expert witness reports on residential properties, for example,
professional indemnity claims, report for Solicitors on issues in connection with defects.
Advising trustees in estate on loss in value relating to structural movement and
representation in litigation. S11 disrepair claims.

Voluntary Work - RICS Junior Committee (Lancashire) - 1989-1993; RICS Lionheart - 2008

2000-present University of Bolton - Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying and Facilities
Management, Course Leader on HNC Land Administration, HNC's in Planning, Facilities
Management and Property Management and Valuation.

Research and development in forensic defect analysis and building surveying. Research into
space utilisation, accommodation management and co ordination of the working environment
with particular focus on sustainability.

Research Project

Michael is researching into quality standards / customer dissonance - insulation of dwellings.

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