King Sturge’s Birmingham-based building consultancy division has ended the financial year with record growth and a fee income of over £1 million.
The eight-strong King Sturge building consultancy team – one of the largest in Birmingham – said it has had its best year yet. The team’s current portfolio of work has a construction value of well over £150 million.
The team, led by partner Andy Higgs, offers a range of building consultancy services, but it is the project management and dilapidations services that have experienced the most growth. Clients include local property companies, major occupiers, investors and developers with a particular expertise for those operating in the further education and hotel sectors.
One of the department’s most recent appointments is to provide project management and strategic advice for one of the largest further education colleges in the UK.
The £45 million project for New College Nottingham was won in open competition and King Sturge will be involved prior to the start on site of the project and during the construction, which is expected to take three years.
Another significant project management appointment has also been made by Bath Hotel and Spa, a partnership between the Trevor Osborne Property Group and CP Holdings. This project involves the £17 million transformation of a listed building into the country’s first five-star thermal spa hotel in Bath.
“We had a fantastic year last year with a change in our workload to larger, more complex and substantial projects,” said Mr Higgs. “The first quarter of 2008 has remained strong and we are positive about the challenges that the next twelve months will bring so much so that we are actively recruiting Building Surveying professionals to join our team.”