People

Richard Fiddes

Partner

Location

London (West End)

Contact Richard

T: +44 (0)20 7333 6294

E: rfiddes@geraldeve.com

Richard is a Partner based in London and leads our Building Consultancy team. He has led complex projects throughout the UK and Mainland Europe and has a thorough understanding of both investment and occupational criteria and the management of construction risk.

Specific experience

Corporate Advice; Advising on contingent liabilities, estate rationalisation, capital projects and corporate acquisitions throughout the UK and Mainland Europe. Clients have included DS Smith, N Brown, Rentokil Initial and BT.

Investment Advice; Richard has advised a wide range of investors on due diligence, asset optimisation and planned maintenance, including the Church Commissioners, Crown Estate, Aviva, Legal and General, Hermes and Prudential. Recently advised UOL on acquisition of 110 High Holborn.

Dilapidations; Acting for both Landlords and Tenants on claims, and advising on balance sheet provision and mitigation of liabilities.

PFI Consultancy; Advised the Skanska led consortium on the remodelling of the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall and St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London PFI’s. Consultant to the National Audit Office in the review completed projects including Dartford and Gravesham Hospital and the New Berlin Embassy.

Project Management; Retained advisor to the States of Guernsey for 10 years. Major projects undertaken included construction of a new headquarters for Guernsey Post, construction of a new States Prison and redevelopment of the Guernsey Markets. Recently completed first phase of remodelling and refurbishment of Whitbread’s Dunstable head office.

Project Monitoring; Design, construction and funding of 500,000m²  of logistics space in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary and due diligence on acquisition of standing investments throughout Europe.

Technical Advisory and Expert Witness; Evaluation and Project Management of remedial work following major bomb blasts in London Docklands and Ealing Broadway. Expert Witness appointments in relation to cladding defects and professional negligence. Technical review of Financial Viability Assessments on behalf of various Planning Authorities.