Building consultancy

Advising through the whole property lifecycle

Our building consultancy team is involved through the whole property lifecycle. We formulate initial construction appraisals, project manage the build process, maintain and refurbish the built asset, and redevelop obsolete property. We are involved at inception, during occupation and void periods, through to demolition and redevelopment, maximising value or managing your risk along the way.

Offering pragmatic, practical advice geared to your objectives

We understand that you don’t want to just buy a report from us. We provide pragmatic, dynamic advice geared to achieving the outcomes you seek. We will help you:

All of our instructions are placed with a senior member of our team, providing direct, hands on experience gained over many years of working with public and private sector clients like BT, Babcock, Heineken UK Ltd and Henderson Global Investors.

Delivering technical and commercial expertise

At every stage, you can be confident of the technical expertise of our network of qualified chartered building surveyors, quantity surveyors, project managers and health and safety experts. Our business is the built environment. A Lambert Smith Hampton chartered building surveyor is years in the making. It’s a hallmark of quality. Our building consultants have been assessed by a peer group of experienced professionals and judged to have the blend of technical and commercial skills necessary to operate at the highest level in today’s property and construction markets. Which is why our clients trust us with 2000 dilapidations cases, £10bn insurance reinstatement assessments and £250m construction projects each year.

We produce regular commercial property research and viewpoints on best practice to keep our clients up to date. Explore Asset Class for our views on asset management

Euston Sq 3
Creating a multi-tenanted central London office for the Euston Estate
  • 91,500 sq ft let in 6 months in 7 separate transactions (51% pre let)
  • Significant dilapidations claim and refurbishment programme managed
  • Market repositioning to modern multi-tenanted central London office
  • Enhanced income created from change of use of ground floor to retail
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Other clients

Tips and guides

Take advice before signing

Whether you are acquiring a building as a freeholder, leaseholder or as part of a merger, identifying, quantifying and managing your risk is paramount before signing on the dotted line.

Find out more about our real estate due diligence service

Check the conditions before accepting or exercising a break clause

Understanding the issues at a very early stage is vital in break situations. Most break clauses are subject to conditions and you’ll need to prepare in advance.

Find out more about our dilapidations and break clause services

Set out your dilapidations strategy early

It is vital you set out a strategy early to maximise your chances of success.  Reacting to a situation as it develops is a sure fire way to fail.

Find out more about our dilapidation service

Appoint a strong project manager

Selecting the right person to lead any team is critical to success.  Delivering construction projects is no different and the quality of your project manager and their approach can make or break a project.

Find out more about our construction project management service

Avoid the health and safety cowboys

Health and safety can be costly, particularly if you get it wrong. Beware of cheap imitation advisors with no track record or qualifications.

Find out more about our health & safety services

Managing the risks of an office move

As an office occupier you will be signing a Full Repairing and Insuring (FRI) lease. This is potentially a very onerous document, and one that could expose your business to significant liabilities if the correct due diligence is not carried out.

Read our report on managing the risks of an office move

News, research and views

News and research

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Kevin Maddern
Director, Head of Building Consultancy

01604 664 343

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