Chartered Building Surveyors and Project Managers
Philip Russell Associates (PRA) is a practice of Commercial Property Chartered Building Surveyors in Winchester. Calling on more than 30 years of experience, we offer chartered building surveying and project management services for commercial property covering the whole of the UK and across Europe. Our team is committed to providing you with customer-focused, friendly and easy-to-understand professional advice with a strict adherence to high standards and quality control. Each project begins with a free consultation, so please do not hesitate to contact us today.
We can provide turnaround times as short as 12 hours from instruction for surveys and initial advice, allowing us to meet your deadlines and ensure your transaction or project runs smoothly.
Dilapidation Survey and Schedule of Dilapidations
We specialise in all aspects of dilapidations, working on behalf of both landlords and tenants to achieve the best possible resolutions for our clients. In this complex field, we have the expertise and experience to provide comprehensive and informed dilapidations surveys with a view to preparing a schedule of dilapidations and negotiate for either tenants or landlords.
Construction Project Management Surveyor
Philip Russell Associates also has extensive knowledge and experience providing project management services for large developments. Using our wide-ranging understanding of the design and construction process, we act as the agent for our client. We can also offer a monitoring and appraisal service to property developers, institutional clients on large or complex projects.
Philip Russell Associates regularly assists clients acquiring new property or renting space to fit the office out to their exact requirements. Many clients are tempted to rely on contractors for this service, but this scenario can be fraught with hazards and traps for the unwary without adequate professional oversight and assistance. In the regard, we act as Project managers, Contract Administrators or Employer’s Agent and have strong quantity surveying skills to ensure that the construction budget and contract sum is fair.
Our skilled team additionally offers a broad range of services including building surveys, refurbishment, new builds and alterations. No matter what kind of surveying or property services you require, we have the expertise to help.
We have worked with a number of the UK’s most recognisable brands and organisations, spanning both the public and private sector. We have provided services to prestigious clients including Royal Bank of Scotland, London Underground Ltd, Peabody Trust, Lloyds Banking Group and Constellium UK.
For more information of clients that we have worked with in the past, please take a read through our case studies:
Lastminute.com – Tenant Dilapidations Negotiations
Lastminute had been served with a Schedule of Dilapidations at the end of their Lease on Central London offices and Philip Russell Associates were appointed to negotiate the defence. After reviewing the claim and the premises, a further check on the building was undertaken sometime later just to confirm the landlord’s intentions for the property. It was found that the landlord was carrying out development and refurbishment not aligned to their stated intentions. The claim of several hundred thousand pounds was reduced to zero.
Corporation of London – Project Management
When the Barbican Centre, owned by the Corporation of London, wanted to completely upgrade the Barbican Theatre, they turned to Philip Russell Associates to manage the process. With only 12 weeks to complete the project between ‘seasons’ and no possibility of entertaining an over-run, as a contract for occupation had been signed with the Royal Opera House, this was a formidable undertaking. We managed the £3M contract sum, extensive and complex works, and a project team of 23 consultants to complete the project on time and to budget.
See testimonial from John Tusa, Managing Director at the Barbican.