About us

We’re a leading multi-disciplinary property services practice with three decades of experience

Our story

Founded as a chartered surveyors by Bill McAndrew in 1989, the company has expanded to become an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice, with experts in the fields of electrical, mechanical and structural engineering, architecture, building surveying, general practice and project and contract admin. management.

We're ranked 57th in Building Magazine's Top 150 Consultants (2019)

Our Team

We appreciate that every client’s requirements are unique so our services are tailored accordingly. It’s all about the team and a collaborative approach here at McAndrew Martin – every single one of us aims to deliver your project on time, to budget and we’ll go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.

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Architecture
Building Surveying
Business Development
Directors
Electrical
Finance
General Practice
Land Surveying
Mechanical
Operations
Project Management
Structural

William Mcandrew

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Bill began his career as a Trainee Surveyor with the Department of the Environment’s Property Services Agency, spending the early stages of his career working in the Westminster area of Central London where he managed Crown properties including Horseguards Parade, St James’ Palace and the Houses of Parliament. After completing a BSc in Surveying in 1986, Bill gained Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1987 followed by Fellowship status in 1992. Bill was instrumental in establishing the Practice in 1989 and has seen it develop into one of the largest independent Surveying/Architectural Practices in the Portsmouth area.

William Mcandrew

Managing Director

As a Chartered Surveyor I’ve been privileged to work on some extremely prestigious projects both in and around London as well as further afield.

Working in the defence industry for the Prime Contractor in the South East Region enabled me to embark on an extremely steep learning curve and to gather a vast array of skills and knowledge that would not be possible elsewhere. My more recent experience, as Head of New Works, finds me responsible for a team of 30, managing the delivery of capital projects across the region.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is responsible for the management of the building infrastructure across all MOD sites in the UK. PriDE was formed of Interserve Defence and SSE Contracting to manage the Contract across the South East Region. This covers around 100 locations and includes some of their most prestigious sites such as St James’ Palace, Cavalry Barracks, Royal Horseguards, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Headley Court to name but a few.

Some memorable projects that I have been fortunate to work on have included: A £900k project to save the boundary wall at Regents’ Park; Repairs to the Portland Stone Walls at Horseguards securing the wall in time for the Queen’s Birthday Parade and 2012 Olympics & LED lighting projects at multiple sites (see case studies). I’ve managed to pick up a few industry awards along the way, a nice added bonus.

Environmental and sustainability issues are high on my own personal priority list and they need to be high on the business agenda too. With businesses targeted to reduce carbon emissions, I ensure that sustainability solutions are ever present throughout each project from planning through to completion.

Gareth Pryce

Director of Business Development

Horace Mcandrew

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Horace has been with McAndrew Martin since 2009 and has over 30 years + experience in the construction industry. With a multi discipline and multi industry, engineering background. providing support for all MML projects through RIBA stages 0-7. BAFE SP203 accredited as a Fire Safety System Designer and holds MCIBSE, MIET membership.

Horace Mcandrew

Director of Mechanical and Electrical

Ian originally joined McAndrew Martin in 1996 and returned to the Practice in 2010 following a seven year period spent working with another local, well known Surveying Practice.

Ian has a wide range of surveying experience particularly in Valuation and Residential Survey work. Since returning, he has been able to bring many new ideas to the Practice which has enabled it to go from strength to strength.

Ian has twice held the position of Chairman of the Portsmouth Property Association and also regularly writes for the Expert Eye column of the Weekly Property Guide in the Portsmouth News.

Ian Lee

Director of General Practice

Lee has been with McAndrew Martin since leaving school in 1999. In this time, Lee has accomplished his BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying at the University of Brighton along with gaining his RICS status. In 2011 Lee was Highly Commended at the News Business Awards in the Young Achiever of the Year category.

Lee predominately works within the commercial sector, preparing Designs, Specifications and Project Management for the Ministry of Defence. However, with over 12 years experience, Lee also works on Residential Developments, Commercial Schemes and Engineering Projects.

Lee Sergeant

Director of Project Management

Lewis has been with McAndrew Martin for over 7 years. In this time, Lewis has accomplished his HNC in Construction and the Built Environment and his BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying at the University of Kingston with First Class Honours

Lewis predominately works within the commercial sector, preparing Designs, Specifications, obtaining Statutory Approvals and Project Management for the Central Government and Defence. Lewis does however also have experience with Residential Developments, Space Planning and Civil Engineering Projects.

Lewis Don

Building Surveyor

Aiden Gallagher

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Aiden has been with McAndrew Martin for over 4 years. Aiden is currently working towards achieving his Construction and the Built Environment and his BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying at the University of Portsmouth. Predominately working within the commercial sector, preparing Designs and obtaining Statutory Approvals for the Central Government and Defence projects.

Aiden Gallagher

Junior Building Surveyor

Alec is an experienced Engineer plus health and safety practitioner with over 30 years of professional involvement. Alec has an extensive engineering background with experience in providing complete machinery solutions from single machine moving to the relocation of factories, installation of production lines and provision of specialist heavy haulage.

Alec’s career background developed from a solid academic base married with practical hands on experience of site organisation, planning and Health and Safety management. He has extensive experience in managing a range of projects including; machinery de-commissioning and relocation, demolition, new build, refurbishment works, residential schemes, MOD establishments and retail developments. He has particular expertise in large and complex schemes including high quality, high profile building projects, and refurbishment and alteration projects.
Alec has served as Director and Associate Director with 3 companies

Alec Lindsay

Health and Safety Advisor

Barry commenced his training as an Electrical Apprentice with a local electrical contractor. After completing his Electrical Apprenticeship Barry progressed to Senior Project Manager with a number of companies providing Senior Project Management for scheme including the Jubilee Line Extension and the Historic Refurbishment of Brighton Railway Station.

Barry became Director of a building consultancy company, providing advice on all aspects of Building Design, Project Management and Project Procurement.

He joined McAndrew Martin in 2006 bringing with him a wealth of experience which has been invaluable to the continued success and growth of the Practice.

Barry Lee

Simon has been with McAndrew Martin since January 2016 and has 15 years + experience in the industry. With a multi discipline and multi industry, engineering background. Ability to provide M&E support for projects through RIBA stages 0-7. BAFE SP203 accredited for system design and holds MIET membership with the institute of engineering and technology.

Simon Avery

Electrical department lead

Brian Edney GIFireE MIIRSM MIFPO
Senior Fire Safety Engineer with almost 50 (or many) years of professional Fire Fighting and Fire Safety experience, fully qualified in all aspects of Fire Safety, BAFE Registered Designer for Emergency Lighting and Fire Alarm systems, and conversant with host nation regulations having served in many countries around the world.

Brian Edney

Senior Fire Engineer

As an experienced Business Development Manager with a career history entirely in the property and legal services industries, Chris has a thorough understanding of the local property market. Chris deals with client queries and gives advice on the different services offered by McAndrew Martin as well as providing quotations. He also manages the relationships with solicitors, estate agents and financial advisors. Chris is a student member of RPSA and is currently completing his training with SAVA to become a residential property surveyor.

Chris Green

General Practice Surveyor / Business Development Manager

Daniel joined McAndrew Martin in 2018 after graduating from Portsmouth University with a degree in architecture. He is currently completing his masters part-time at Portsmouth university (RIBA Part II) & (RIBA Part III) professional practice. Since joining the practice he has had responsibility for the design and delivery of a number of innovative architectural projects within various public/private sectors: residential schemes, internal refurbishments, dental/healthcare & education facilities. His experience with feasibility, detail design, CAD and 3D illustration has allowed him to work on projects from inception to completion.

Dan Harris

Architectural Technician

Francesco Boniello

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Francesco Boniello has been with McAndrew Martin for one years, he has experience with Mechanical, electrical and HVAC drawing practices to British standards using AutoCAD.

Francesco Boniello

CAD Draughtsman

Harvey’s experience over 15+ Years covers all aspect of Ventilation, Heating and AC design. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to incorporate project management for turn key mechanical and electrical projects.

Harvey Ford

Mechanical Department Lead

Guy Hamilton Fletcher

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Guy’s experience over 10-+ Year’s covers HVAC design, hot and cold water design and drainage systems. Heating system experience covers LTHW, MTHW, Steam systems and heat pumps. Design experience within MOD, public and private sectors.

Guy Hamilton Fletcher

Mechanical Design Engineer

Since 2015 Jacob has been working in the construction industry as a Structural Engineer after completing his degree in Civil Engineering. Gaining experience in educational, commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Jacob carries out structural condition surveys for all forms of clients and is also capable of completing structural calculations from simple beams to a high value new developments.

Jacob Vallis

Structural Engineer

Paul Chinery​

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Beginning my career in the construction industry as a schoolboy labourer I soon moved on to an architectural/surveying practice where my training really began. Now, three degrees later and with over 35+ years of working in the construction industry in a variety of areas I am able to turn my hands to the majority of things and am no stranger to climbing up scaffolding or jumping down a trench to look at things and discuss specific details when required.

Having had the fortune of working both nationally and internationally on a multitude of projects with anything from domestic single storey extensions to multi billion pound new towns in the United Arab Emirates with a few Motorway Service Stations along the way, no matter what the constraints and consultants involved have always strived in a true PM manor to get the job completed on time and on budget and with the odd exception have managed to do so.

Paul Chinery​

Tara has 10 year’s experience with CAD draughting and design of electrical systems ranging from small domestic to large industrial premises. A multi-disciplined approach with a keen interest in Engineering and Architecture.

Tara Payton

Electrical CAD Technician

Jordan use to work in primary education but subsequently joined McAndrew Martin In 2020 to pursue her career in administration.

Jordan

Admin

Jayne Stainburn

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Jayne originally joined MML in 1997 as a Junior Administrator. Jayne returned to the Practice in 2017 and is now a fully qualified member of the admin team

Jayne Stainburn

Secretary / Admin

Sue has been involved in the Practice since its inception in 1989, and took over the role of Practice Manager from the early part of 2007.

Previously, Sue worked as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of a subsidiary of Essilor, within the contact lens industry, and prior to that she worked at GEC. Both roles encompassed a wide diversity of responsibility over a 15 year period.

Sue Mcandrew

Practice Manager

Kimberley Gaston

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Kimberley joined McAndrew Martin as an Accounts and Secretarial Administrator in June 2011. Kimberley was previously engaged as a Trainee Accountant with a local firm of accountants in Hampshire and she is now a fully qualified accounting technician.

Kimberley Gaston

Accounts Manager

Martin Shepherd

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Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer with over 20 Years’ experience. Martin can offer Hevacomp and Mechanical Calculations plus full design packages for Chiller Plant, Air-Conditioning, Heat Pumps, LZC Technologies, within various market sectors including Healthcare, Defence, Educational, Commercial and Residential. Martin has particular expertise in Chiller plant, Heat-pumps and Air-Conditioning.

Martin Shepherd

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Matt Betteridge

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Matt joined McAndrew Martin in 2019 after several years working with data, following earning his first class Mathematics degree. Matt assists with all things finance, IT, and business operations.

Matt Betteridge

Business Operations / Finance Support

Matthew Bennett

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Matthews career history is entirely in property dating back to 1973 in Architecture, 1978 in social housing and since 1982 in private practice all in and around Portsmouth.

Matthew who is a Fellow of the RICS (Building Surveying Division) and Registered Valuer, provides a range of services and in particular, Structural Defect Reports, Defect Diagnosis, Building Surveys, Home Buyers Reports and Valuations.

Matthew Bennett

Chartered General Practice Surveyor

Miles Sampson

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Miles has been with McAndrew Martin since February 2020. Miles is currently working towards his BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying at the University of Portsmouth. Predominately working on Ministry of Defence projects, producing purchase orders, negotiation with sub-contractors and tender analysis. He is also responsible for all building control applications, project programmes and quote works.

Miles Sampson

Junior Building Surveyor

Pauline Hatchard

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Pauline joined McAndrew Martin in 1999 as a Secretary and her knowledge and understanding of the Practice has been a great asset in assisting all staff. She was promoted to Practice Secretary in 2004.

Pauline Hatchard

Practice Secretary

Pete joined McAndrew Martin as IT Manager in 2020 having previously worked for a local IT support company for over 15 years.

Pete now supports the whole team at McAndrew Martin helping to ensure they have the technology they need to get the job done!

Peter Argles

IT Manager

Peter started his career with the local Electricity Board and has progressed to obtain experience in Fire Alarms, Electronic Security,Comercial ,Industrial and domestic electrical installations, including more recently HV installations, he is CAD trained and is a Technical member of the institute of engineering technology . (TMIET)

Peter Avery

Senior Electrical Services Engineer

Peter Huntington

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Peter Huntington aged 57 years. Born in Portsmouth & lived locally all my years.
With over 30 years experience working with CAD. Starting with an engineering company in Gosport working on Naval & RAF projects before taking an opportunity in the late 80s to work in London designing network systems. I then moved on to work for a local commercial interior design company for over 20 years. Designing & space planning buildings, offices, leisure centres, & clubs etc. Developing my skills with new software such as Sketch Up along with AutoCAD. Over the years I have learnt that the office environment is always changing. Now with the a pandemic hitting us all it is once again setting us new challenges to overcome.

Peter Huntington

CAD Draughtsman

Richard Knapp

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Richard joined the McAndrew Martin team in October 2018. He has over 13 years of experience within both the private and public sectors of the construction industry. Working with private residential clients, retail and commercial projects and public sector projects. Highly motivated and talented Architectural Technologist with a broad experience across the industry, using Autocad, Vectorworks and SkecthUp to produce conceptual designs, Planning and Building Regulation drawings, through to construction working drawings. Experienced in meeting clients to discuss and develop a project brief and design, obtain Planning consent and Building Regulations approval, through to construction phase and contact administration. Richard enjoys an active lifestyle including offshore yacht racing, mountaineering and rock climbing.

Richard Knapp

Architectural Technician

Richard Merrett

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Richard is a Chartered Land Surveyor with over 20 years experience in surveying and mapping throughout the UK & the World. Richard heads up the Geomatics department providing comprehensive knowledge in an array of mapping techniques to ensure a quality solution to satisfy the most demanding requirements.

Richard Merrett

Topographic / Land Surveyor

Robert has spent his career entirely within the local property market, having spent 8 years as a local estate agent, this gives him a very thorough understanding of the residential property market and movement trends.
This first hand local knowledge proves invaluable for valuation and homebuyers surveys.

Robert is currently training towards his Building Surveying Associate RICS Qualification (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)

Rob Graham

General Practice Surveyor

Robert Parsons

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Robert Parsons

Mechanical Design Engineer

Salim completed his Diploma in Architecture in 1999 and with the ARB as a qualified Architect and was elected as a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2005.

Working with the Warner Leisure Hotels, Salim undertook design and project work on Thoresby Hall, a Grade I Listed Building, a new hotel and auditorium. Salim has also worked on similar major projects, including the Pompey Centre.

As a Senior Architect with the Brunel Design Group, Salim worked within the public sector, including numerous projects for the Ministry of Defence over the past 11 years.
Salim joined McAndrew Martin Ltd in 2014 as Senior Architect to form an essential role within our multidisciplinary project team.

Salim Rahman

Architect

Sonny Lee

Structural Engineer

Stephen Rodway

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Stephen started his engineering career at Philips Telecommunications as development engineer moving to technical sales in later years, studying at the Cambridge Ruskin University in Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering & attaining a Business Diploma at the Philips Academy in Eindhoven. For over 30 years Stephen has been a Technical & Business Development manager in a broad range of market sectors that include Telecoms, Lighting, Broadcast, Aviation, Military & Transportation. Having secured key technical infrastructure projects in the Latin & North America the UK and many European countries. Having lived on two separate occasions in Germany with family serving the Cherry Mikroschalter & Bosch organisations. Proud and delighted to have been assisting McAndrewMartin since 2017 in serving public and private sector clients building close and long standing relationships that deliver ‘win win’ partnerships.

Stephen Rodway

Technical & Business Development Manager

Tina joined MML in 2014 as an Admin Assistant as part of the merger with Veness Chartered Surveyors, where she had worked for about 15 years.

Tina Davies

Admin