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William Ricks

Senior Associate


I’m a Senior Associate Building Surveyor working within the Birmingham Building Consultancy team. I have over 20 years’ experience in commercial and public sector property, acting on behalf of a wide range of property owners, occupiers and local authorities.

I cover the full breadth of Building Surveying disciplines, with experience in undertaking building surveys for purchasers and occupiers; preparing schedule of condition; preparing schedules of dilapidations and negotiating dilapidations settlements on behalf of landlords and tenants.  I also work on preparing planned preventative maintenance programmes for commercial and public sector clients; carrying out reinstatement cost assessments; project monitoring for banks and funders; Licences for Alteration and monitoring tenants’ works; Party Wall Awards on behalf of building owners and adjoining owners.

My key clients include Whitbread plc, NHS, (dilapidations and defects analysis), Triple Point, Lloyds Bank (project monitoring), AJ Gallagher, Alix Partners, Grayling (dilapidations), AB InBev (contract administration; dilapidations assessment) Lincoln University, Warwick University (reinstatement cost assessment for entire campus), Close Brothers (defects analysis), Well Pharmacy (dilapidations assessment).



  • Reinstatement Cost Assessments – I carried out a comprehensive inspection and assessment of the entire built environment comprising Bristol Airport, which included over fifty buildings, from terminals to the control tower, all undertaken in a high-security environment; I inspected and assessed the rebuilding cost of the entire campus of both Warwick University and Lincoln University, including teaching facilities, laboratories, research areas and student residential accommodation.
  • Planned Maintenance programmes – In addition to preparing costed ten-year Planned Maintenance surveys of various Local Authority (Cotswold DC, Vale of White Horse DC) and educational portfolios (States of Guernsey schools), I have recently undertaken the following: I undertook a costed PMP survey of the Riseholme agricultural studies campus on behalf of University of Lincoln to assist in their strategic planning for the site.
  • Pre-acquisition survey – I completed an acquisition survey of a Listed 18th century city centre office premises in Birmingham on behalf of the British Association of Social Workers, including advice on repairs and improvements and associated costs. This was followed up with space planning advice to optimise use of the office space.

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