Building Consultancy

RPS’ Building Consultancy department has experience working with developers, landlords and commercial property occupiers. We provide a broad range of professional services related to the practical aspects of owning, maintaining, developing and investing in commercial property.

Our experienced Building Consultancy team comprises chartered building surveyors and specialist qualified consultants who are instructed at all stages of a building’s lifecycle. We have specialist knowledge across the UK providing tailored solutions to suit all client requirements and have experience in all property sectors including commercial, industrial, hotel, healthcare, retail, education and residential developments (premium and volume).

RPS is committed to providing efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions that reduce waste and energy consumption, and that minimise long and short-term costs for our clients.

Key services:

Building surveying


Principal Designer

Construction design and management regulations 2015

Project monitoring

Insurance reinstatement assessments

Project management & contract administration

Design and specification writing

Measured surveys & schedule of condition

Planned maintenance programmes

Party walls

Key Contacts

Alex Parry-Jones

Alex Parry-Jones   |   Senior Director, London Building Consultancy   |   Send Email

Extensive experience in Building Surveying, CDM Consultancy and Project Management gives Alex the ideal background to successfully manage the challenges that modern construction projects present. Alex previously sat on the CIOB’s Health and Safety Advisory Committee, providing working knowledge on amendments to policies affecting health and safety, knowledge which he now passes on to his clients.

Michael Sutton

Michael Sutton   |   Senior Director, Regional Building Consultancy   |   Send Email

Michael heads up RPS’ Regional Building Consultancy service line. With 24 years’ industry experience, he has worked on behalf of a broad spectrum of private sector clients on commercial, retail, industrial and mixed-use property. He is passionate about providing a first-class service to clients and has extensive experience in client relationship management and business development.

Alexa Cotterell

Alexa Cotterell   |   Director, Regional Building Consultancy   |   Send Email

Having provided strategic advice for over 20 years, Alexa is an experienced building surveyor, working in the commercial sector. Continuously driving herself to exceed clients’ expectations, she expertly assesses any given situation to establish a supportive and collaborative working environment. She is particularly knowledgeable in development monitoring; investment-led pre-acquisition survey advice; strategic dilapidations advice; and defects analysis.

Richard Foster

Richard Foster   |   Director, Regional Building Consultancy   |   Send Email

Richard leads RPS’ Building Surveying services in the Manchester office. With over 12 years’ experience in the property industry, he has a proven track-record of providing strategic professional advice and delivering complex commercial projects for high-profile clients. He is passionate about accuracy, professionalism and teamwork, which is reflected in his client management skills.