Building Performance Insights - October 2017

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Welcome to our October Building Performance Insights.

Our ambition at LCMB is to help our clients improve the performance and productivity of their buildings and estates, leading to better resources utilisation and bottom line performance.

We work with a diverse range of clients to improve their Facilities Management, Energy Management and Project Management approach across their buildings and estates and this edition highlights some of our work and research over the last few months. 

Over the next few months we’ll be issuing further guidance on how to improve workplace productivity based on the outcomes of this research.

If you’d like to discuss how your buildings and estates can improve the performance of your organisation then do get in touch for an informal chat.   

John O'Brien
Founder and MD
t: 01295 722823


Performance Improvement for our Clients

LCMB recent projects range from procuring the Facilities Management solution to allow Tata Technologies to move into their new HQ in Leamington Spa to working with Birmingham Airport to deliver a step change in their energy performance.

"We enjoyed working with LCMB, we selected them because they clearly demonstrated their expertise when we were looking for a FM partner. They did a great job which helped us go live seamlessly, as planned. We are very proud of our new HQ and look forward to continuing to work with the LCMB team.”

Rob Robson – Vice President Human Resources, Europe, Tata Technologies

"LCMB are working with our teams at all levels to deliver a transformation in energy management which will secure lasting cost and carbon reductions for the airport. As an airport with ambitious growth plans it is vital that we both understand and continually find ways to reduce what is one of our largest controllable costs.”

Simon Richards, Chief Financial Officer, Birmingham Airport


LCMB Ultimate Guides 

We have also launched two useful step by step guides for directors, managers and operators of buildings and estates to improve organisational performance.

Our ultimate guide to improving business performance is a framework for businesses to configure their estates to improve competitive advantage, productivity, return on investment and align themselves for future demand.

Our guide for higher education performance shows you how to configure your HE estates to achieve optimal usage.


Productivity Seminar - "The Productive Office" 

We will be hosting a productivity seminar “The Productive Office” with British Council for Offices (BCO) in London am, 29th November 2017 which will present their latest research “Defining and measuring productivity in offices” and our innovation project WLP+ to improve workplace productivity. Do get in touch with me if you’d like an invitation to attend this event.

King’s College London is Europe's largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals. Its ground-breaking research and teaching facilities have complex estate service requirements. King’s is now on track to reduce 13% CO2, 1,500t carbon and 14% of cost thanks to an innovative energy performance contract. Read more...


Read our latest blogs  

The LCMB team blog on a range of building performance and related issues. Read our latest insights via the links below:

Bigger than Brexit: Britains Productivity Crisis

What can elite sport teach us about building performance?

What’s the true cost of your workplace? It’s more than you think.


Read our latest news

The workplace: Indoor environmental conditions and productivity - I FM article

John completes 5 1/4 mile swim for The Warriner School


News Round up

News Round Up 

This month the following news stories caught the LCMB teams’ attention.

The Houses of Parliament - a building catastrophe?

Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords


LCMB Workplace Optimisation

Whole Life Performance Plus (WLP+) is an initiative to improve workplace productivity by 10% and reduce energy use by 30% by optimising ventilation, light, noise and other indoor environmental factors.

LCMB are proud to work with partners Argent, King’s College London, Emcor UK, British Council for Office, Constructing Excellence and Oxford Brookes University to develop an indoor environmental quality model to maximise worker productivity. Contact Tom Cudmore, Senior Consultant on t: 01295 722823 e: or visit to find out more

LCMB's accelerated ROI audit

Too many organisations spend large sums of money on the wrong initiatives that generate a poor return or even a loss.

This is why we created the LCMB accelerated ROI audit. It cuts through the noise and quickly, clearly identifies the untapped performance improvement areas within your buildings.

The audit uncovers operational inefficiencies such as under-utilised space and facilities, as well as cost and energy reduction opportunities, and then provides a clear plan for realising potential.

By implementing the plan, we guarantee the audit pays for itself within 6 months and thereafter generates a positive return.

Contact John O’Brien on t: 01295 722823, e: to discuss how the LCMB accelerated ROI audit can improve your return on investment.

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