Building Surveying graduates based in the London office rotate amongst building consultancy, lease exit and project management. Those based nationally focus more on building consultancy as you will be part of a smaller team; however you will still have the exposure to complete your APC and will have opportunities to work with the wider national team.
In order to qualify, you will follow the APC pathway guide as outlined by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Over the two years (longer if you are on the Apprenticeship route or still studying full-time at university), in order to become qualified, you will need to submit a summary of experience that captures all your competencies gained, as well as a case study that looks at a project you have worked on. After submission, you will be invited to attend an interview with a panel of RICS members who will assess your readiness to become chartered.
Hyde Park Estate
The Church Commissioners for England manage an £8.3 billion investment fund. We have provided Building consultancy advice to them in respect of their Hyde Park Estate over a number of years. We were initially instructed to refurbish a Grade II Listed residential property on the estate.
Following the success of this project we have become a trusted advisor to the Church Commissioners, undertaking a range of institutions across their portfolio. These instructions include technical due diligence surveys of properties that they are seeking to acquire, project management of office, residential, services infrastructure and public realm schemes. We have also provided defect diagnosis and lease advice. A significant proportion of the property within the Hyde Park Estate is Listed. Therefore the careful management of the heritage of the buildings forms an integral part of our advice as does sustainability, which is key objective of the client and the management of the estate.
Corporate Real Estate, Agency, Business Rates, Valuation & Planning
Bank of England
In 2019 Gerald Eve were appointed by the Bank of England to provide Estate Professional Services across the UK. This encompasses a broad spectrum of advice and involves multiple departments across the firm at any given time.
The Bank’s property portfolio ranges from their Grade I* listed City of London Headquarters, which has almost as much space below ground as it does above, to its regional offices, where the Bank’s representatives gather the consensus of the nation to inform the Monetary Policy Committee, and everything in between. This includes the Printing works for production all of the UK’s bank notes and 28 acres of leafy suburban London, which houses the Bank of England Sports Ground.