Award ahoy – Sailing base wins RICS title

What are you up to this weekend? If you’re out and about, you may want to pop down to see Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR yacht racing headquarters at the Camber.
The base has been newly crowned as the South East overall Project of the Year by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
It scooped the prestigious honour at the organisation’s awards ceremony in Brighton last night and now goes through to the national finals.
It beat off rivals from Hampshire, Berks, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Kent to claim the sought-after title.
The awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.
The Project of the Year title is presented to the scheme which demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.
The Land Rover BAR hq is described as ‘a single multipurpose base to bring together the key functions of boat building and design, marketing and team training with a Visitor and Education Centre’.
RICS says that the entry explained it was ‘one building for one team with one vision – to bring home the America’s Cup to Britain’.
Judges hailed the centre as a ‘stunning building, set on Portsmouth’s historic waterfront, which encapsulates the spirit and ethos of Great Britain’s bid to win the America’s Cup’.
They added: “The building was constructed in a remarkable 11 months and is almost carbon neutral with photo voltaic panels on the roof, high efficiency boilers and rain water harvesting for boat wash-down and sail ballast.
“At the core of the building is a five storey atrium housing the workshop where the racing boats are developed. The administration, team briefing rooms, gym, mission control, canteen and exhibition hall are placed on various floors directly overlooking the workshop, thereby reinforcing the overall team spirit.”
The project was also the winner in the ‘Commercial’ category and highly commended in the ‘Design through Innovation’ category.
As a RICS registered firm, we always take a keen interest in the RICS surveys, awards and market intelligence whilst also working to their high standards.
Our Managing Director Bill McAndrew, Director Ian Lee, Consultant Ken Veness and Chartered Surveyor Alf Wimshurst are all Fellows of RICS while many of our staff are Members of RICS.
Congratulations to Sir Ben and all of the RICS team.
You can read more here:
Don’t forget to read all of our latest news and blogs on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter under @McAndrewMartin and connect with us on LinkedIn.
You can also call us on 02392 697193 and email us on [email protected].

What are you up to this weekend? If you’re out and about, you may want to pop down to see…

11th June 2024

Is your supply chain secure?

Disruption of critical infrastructure is becoming more and more prevalent with hackers targeting UK Government departments directly, with recent high profile and high impact attacks on the NHS (link) and UK MOD Payroll (link). Whilst the obvious targets would seem to be in the defence environment, hackers are looking to…
4th June 2024

McAndrew Martin proudly supports Thomas Bennett CC Fundraiser

McAndrew Martin proudly supports Thomas Bennett CC Fundraiser for St Catherine’s Hospice At McAndrew Martin, we believe in supporting our local communities. Recently, we were approached by our client, BAM FM, with a request to support the inspiring children of Thomas Bennett CC about sponsoring their efforts to raise funds…
28th May 2024

Empowering Future Engineers: Max Marshall inspires students at TBS, Ascension Island

At McAndrew Martin, we believe in nurturing curiosity and inspiring the next generation of engineers. Recently, our very own graduate engineer, Max Marshall, visited TBS (Two Boats School) on Ascension Island to engage with Year 11 students, to shed light on the fascinating realm of structural engineering. Max, who has…
23rd April 2024

Mc Andrew Martin Limited has been awarded a place on the Framework for Worldwide Electrical Inspection & Testing Programme

We are delighted to announce that following a rigorous tender process, Mc Andrew Martin Limited has been awarded a place on the Framework for Worldwide Electrical Inspection & Testing Programme in the Asia region covering a range of FCDO assets in some highly prestigious countries such as Hong Kong, Malaysia…
15th April 2024

A Glimpse into the Minds of our winners of the McAndrew Martin Ltd Staff Awards

As we celebrate the successes of the past year at MML, it’s time to recognise the outstanding individuals who have played a pivotal role in our achievements. Today, we have the privilege of hearing from some of our award winners as they share their thoughts and reflections. Lee Sergeant –…
4th April 2024

Bastion Protects as Partner of the Year

At our recent End of FY Presentation event, MML were delighted to invite our trusted partner Bastion Protects and present them with the award for MML’s Partner of the Year.Over the past 12 months, MML and Bastion Protects have joined forces on over 100 projects throughout the UK, consistently surpassing…
4th April 2024

McAndrew Martin Ltd completes MBO, backed by private equity firm Roycian Ltd

Roycian, the Private Equity firm backed by a portfolio of private investors and family offices, completes £7million MBO of specialist property services business, McAndrew Martin Ltd. Founded in 1989 by Bill McAndrew, McAndrew Martin is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary property services business, with its headquarters in Cosham, Hampshire. The business provides…
21st March 2024

Welcoming Dave Sykes as Director of Security

McAndrew Martin Ltd is excited to announce that David Sykes has joined our team as Director of Security to lead our new Security consultancy business. With 22 years in the British Army in security and intelligence roles, and a further 11 years supporting blue chip clients in UK, Dave brings a wealth…
13th March 2024

McAndrew Martin Ltd.’s Inaugural Staff Awards Ceremony

The inaugural Staff Awards Ceremony, hosted at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, marked a significant milestone in McAndrew Martin Ltd.’s history. Employees gathered for an afternoon dedicated to celebrating staff members’ efforts and providing crucial updates on the company’s direction. Here’s a brief recap of the afternoon: Bill McAndrew, our founder,…