Building Manager (Brandon Road)  Open

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About the Position

It is an exciting time to join the Kadans business in the UK.  We have a strong development pipeline of properties in development as well as a properties already completed and operationally active.
The purpose of the team is to deliver best in class, transparent and cost-effective property management solutions to the Kadans business and our tenants. 
We have recently hired a new Head of Property to spearhead the expansion of our UK  based property management team, including the mobalistation of our Innovation Centre at 20 Water Street in Canary Wharf and properties in Kings Cross, London.

10 Brandon Road is a new build development in London’s Knowledge Quarter. The Knowledge Quarter is made up of over 100 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations, from the British Library, Google and the Wellcome Trust to Arts Catalyst, the Francis Crick Institute and the Wiener Library.
Due for completion in March 2024, this purpose-built property has been designed as a multi-tenant science and technology building providing a mix of manufacturing & process driven spaces and CL2 wet labs with ancillary office space. The building is arranged across basement, ground, mezz and 3 upper floors and totals 113,463 sq ft. 
This provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced building manager to shape the way we deliver this proposition to the market in advance of the two other developments that are in the pipeline within the area.  Alongside this role we will also have a dedicated Laboratory Manager and a Front of House team dedicated to this development.

We also have two new developments beside this property; 4 Brandon Road and 18-20 Tileyard Road.  Both are new development sites and we see this role as expanding into a Campus Manager role once these developments are completed.  This provides exciting career growth opportunities for someone looking to play a pivotal role in the future of the ever-growing Knowledge Quarter. 

For more information on the property please view the dedicated page on our website here


Where will you work?

Kadans is the leading European developer, operator and asset manager of Science & Innovation locations with a high expertise in real estate for knowledge intensive industries. Kadans has a deep understanding of the requirements in different research fields of our tenants and the complexities that come with it.

The Kadans portfolio consists of laboratory facilities including cleanrooms, research facilities, pilot plants and office space. Kadans creates these facilities for R&D departments of knowledge institu-tions, educational bodies and knowledge-intensive businesses in sectors, such as life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology and high-tech industries.

Kadans is uniquely familiar with the needs of innovative organisations and knows how to translate these into high-quality and sustainable facilities. With an optimal positioning of spaces, perfect functional floor areas and the ideal layout and specifications of laboratories.

Kadans owns and manages multiple assets in the UK including Merlin Place and Babraham Research Campus (Cambridge), Abingdon Science Park (Oxford), King’s Cross (London), Sycamore House (Stevenage), West of Scotland Science Park (Glasgow) and is in advanced discussions to significantly expand its position in the UK with new developments and acquisitions. As part of the Kadans UK portfolio we have latest joint venture with Canary Wharf Group where we will be building the biggest multi-let Life Science building in Europe – click here for more information.  
Kadans is a pan-European platform initially focusing on the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Belgium and the UK. Kadans’ portfolio comprises 70+ properties across 27 campus locations, serving more than 450+ tenants.
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The Building Manager role forms part of the property management team.

  • The post holder will be responsible for a range of tasks, including but not limited to:
  • Mobilising the property and managing the transition between the main contractor and the property management team.
  • Working with the team to set up all the new facilities management contracts for the prop-erty.
  • Support the commercial team with any requirements they have during and post the leasing phase with our tenants, acting as the operational lead for the Kadans team.
  • In collaboration with the development team and tenant fit out teams, assisting with the management of the fit out works within the property.
  • Line manages the laboratory manager on site, working closely with them to mobilise the lab facilities within the property including the lab gases and waste.
  • Assist with the monitoring and management of snags during the first 12 months of the property post practical completion.
  • Monitor the BMS and report warnings and/ or irregularities.
  • Cooperate with all team members and provide assistance/ guidance where required.
  • Working with our Ecosystems team, help deliver the events and social calendars for the property.
  • Network with the tenants to forge a stronger relationship with them, other stakeholders, potential tenants and wider Kadans team members.
  • Ensure the property always remains health and safety compliant.
  • Attend tenant meetings.

What do we ask of you?

  • You have excellent organisation and time management skills
  • You have excellent communication skills with focus on the customer.  
  • You have a completed relevant education.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience as a Building Manager and/or an affinity with property management/technical asset management
  • You have experience managing commercial real estate, preferably offices.
  • You are driven and decisive, and able to build relationships with tenants and suppliers.
  • You are a strong communicator and have a good command of English.
  • You have a hands-on approach.

What do we offer you?

  • An excellent employment package in which Kadans Science Partner invests in your personal growth and development and offers extensive training opportunities.
  • You will work in an international environment at Kadans Science Partner.
  • You will work in a dynamic and fast-growing organization where you will find freedom and independence.
  • You will work within an organization with an open and informal corporate culture.


Applying is very easy: it only takes three small steps!

1.    Click on "Apply now".
2.    Enter your details and upload your CV.
3.    Click on send.

If you have any questions about the position or the procedure, please contact Hilda Jorritsma (Recruiter at Kadans Science Partner) on phone number +31 6 11471129.



Hilda Jorritsma

Consultant Kadans

Hey! Ik ben Hilda! Heb je interesse in deze functie? Ik kan jou alles vertellen over deze leuke functie bij dit mooie bedrijf. Ik ga graag met jou een persoonlijk gesprek aan om samen te ontdekken waar jouw kracht ligt en of dit de juiste baan voor jou is. Ik hoop je snel te spreken. 

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Vacature kenmerken

  • London
  • Property Management
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • HBO