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We celebrated a successful, busy and hard working year at our Company Away Day in the Cotswolds last week!

The day began with updates from our Directors and Company Executive Groups on our year-to-date performance and plans for 2023 and beyond. To cap off an exciting day, there were games and, of course, a party! It was great to see everyone from the London and Manchester offices together.

We look to carry on with the same momentum, energy and passion into 2023 and are prepared for what 2023 has to bring!


The Workspace of Tomorrow!


An icon, entrenched with history, the 200-year-old Heal’s Building on Tottenham Court Road will be transformed through an extensive refurbishment programme, including repurposing the creation of new vibrant destination entrance, café, restaurant and ancillary spaces.

Repurposed as ‘The Manufactory’, this builds upon the sites historic use as a ‘furniture manufacturer’ to the ‘manufacture of ideas’. Once completed, this iconic building will provide new high quality workspace and collaboration zones, creating a destination to this already prestigious area.

Since 1840, the site has undergone significant development and has a collection of 9 connected blocks of buildings. Our clients KKR and General Projects acquired the building and the surrounding estate in 2021 from Columbia Threadneedle for £112m. We are thrilled to be part of remastering this incredible landmark as Project Managers, Cost Consultants and Employer’s Agents.

Proving that sustainable design can be applied to Grade II* buildings, and BREEAM Very Good and an EPC B will be the minimum standards applied, with aspirations for ‘Excellent’ and ‘A’ with a wider Net Zero strategy set in place for the occupied spaces.

Works on the building have already begun, with an initial 35,000 sq ft of office space completed in July ’22, with the relocation of Heals underway. A further 62,000 sq ft of offices are set to complete in the Q3 2023.

Blueprint Erith, the four-unit scheme will create a 93,985 sqft of Grade-A space with sustainable design features and quality office accommodation. The building will be net-zero carbon in construction and feature photovoltaics to the roof.

Work has begun, with completion scheduled for Q1 2023.

Firethorn Trust received planning permission for a 340,000 sqft sustainable logistics scheme in South Yorkshire. The project includes a 320,000 sqft Grade-A warehouse unit and 20,000 sqft of highly specified office space. Barnsley340 will be built to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, with renewable design features and sustainability initiatives to improve cost and energy efficiency.

Construction is expected to begin later this year, with practical completion anticipated in Q3 2023.

Take a look at the new CGIs of Barnsley 340:

Long Harbour & JV Partners invested £260m in Walthamstow.


The large scale residential project will be a major component of the redevelopment of Walthamstow Town Centre, reflecting both the distinct London identity and local needs. Long Harbour recently acquired the site from Capital & Regional in December 2020 and has appointed Tide Construction to build it. The development will consists of 495nr BTR (Build to Rent) apartments split between two towers of 34 and 27 storeys. Both towers will be built with modular units produced by Vision Modular.

Using modular construction rather than traditional methods has saved circa 16 months on the construction programme. According to independent academic research, the carbon emissions emitted during the construction process could be reduced by up to 45% with this cutting-edge technology. The project is also in line with the partnership’s ESG credentials, which include the use of low-carbon building materials and the measurement of carbon footprints during the construction phase. Work on site will commence imminently and is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

We are delighted to be acting as Cost Consultants and Employer’s Agents and can’t wait to see the final result.


We’re delighted to be shortlisted in two categories for the RICS Awards 2022.

Technique, which we have submitted for the Commercial Development and the Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project categories is the sustainable redevelopment of two historic buildings, spanning 75,000 sq ft, in Clerkenwell, London. The fully refurbished development offers modern workspace and retail, over six storeys.

Likewise, The Gramophone Works, which we have submitted for the Commercial Development award is a new landmark canal-side commercial hub comprising a mix of refurbished and extended office spaces. We extended this six storey building imaginatively and sustainably to contribute to the areas thriving community and creative spirit.

The highly experienced team that worked on these two schemes were all a part of the success story of the future of these buildings. Fingers crossed and congratulations to all the businesses who have been shortlisted too!

Click on the link below to find out more about each of the shortlisted schemes and companies ⬇️

The 2022 RICS Awards Shortlist