9th January 2018

New proposals lift off for Heathrow’s third runaway

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have taken another twist after new proposals were unveiled to save £2.5bn from its cost. The expansion bill is now expected to drop to £14bn, with money saved through reducing space and breaking building work into stages. When construction starts, the runaway…
20th December 2017

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year from us all at McAndrew Martin! Our warmest wishes and thanks go to all of our valued customers, clients, suppliers and business associates for their support during 2017. We’ve recorded continued growth over the past 12 months, with demand increasing for multi-disciplinary services. Highlights…
12th December 2017

Excellence through technology at McAndrew Martin

There is an interesting article on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) website about the increasing importance of technology in achieving higher quality reporting standards, greater accuracy and faster turnaround times. Our Director of Building Surveying Bruce Scott spotted the story on the RICS website. Bruce, like all of…
14th November 2017

Projecting success at McAndrew Martin

Project management can be complex and multi-faceted with a wide skillset required across a range of different disciplines. At McAndrew Martin, our Project Management and Contract Administration department has a wide range of highly qualified and experienced experts available inhouse to call upon. We keep a close watch on the…
14th November 2017

Royal seal of approval for £369m revamp

New contracts have recently been awarded for Buckingham Palace’s £369m M&E refurbishment programme. Six leading firms have won the contracts to oversee the 10-year project: Arcadis, Arup, Capita, Gleeds, Mace and WSP. According to Construction News, the work comes after a report warned that the palace faces a ‘very real…
21st September 2017

Rowans Ride raises £35,000 for hospice

Congratulations to all who took part in the Rowans Ride in Portsmouth recently. Oranisers from Rowans Hospice have just told us that they expect to have raised a staggering £35,000 from this event. More than 300 cyclists took part and we were delighted to play our part by helping out…
21st September 2017

Surveying the Autumn Bounce

The number of sales agreed in the residential property market has risen some 4.8% this September compared with 12 months ago, according to Rightmove. The residential property sector traditionally experiences an Autumn bounce in the last burst of activity of the year, writes our Director of General Practice Ian Lee.…
20th September 2017

Expert advice makes headlines

Our Expert View about structural engineering has appeared in the Portsmouth News’ Homes guide today. In the column, our Director of Structural Engineering Noor Awan highlights the growing trend for basement extensions in residential properties. He also outlines the importance to consider structural engineering as a key aspect of any…
15th September 2017

Action stations for Rowans Ride

Good luck to all the cyclists saddling up for the annual Rowans Ride this Sunday in Portsmouth. We’re pitching in to support the sixth annual fundraiser by manning a water station at the Eastney Baths checkpoint at Southsea. A 10-strong team including our staff and their families have volunteered to…