Construction and property consultancy, Thomas & Adamson, has been appointed as

Quantity Surveyor and Contract Administrator for the multi-million-pound re-development of the historic David Stow Building, centre piece of Strathclyde University’s former Jordanhill Campus.

The project will see T&A deliver QS services and manage the construction process for CALA Homes (West) £100m plan, which includes over 400 luxury homes built on the 31-acre site.

With the first homes set to be delivered early 2020, Thomas & Adamson will begin immediate work on-site, and will drive the delivery of the 67 apartments  alongside the developer on the landmark project.

Chris Narrowmore, Partner at Thomas & Adamson said: “Jordanhill Park offers the former campus site a new lease of life after it ceased to be a teacher training facility in 2012, and residents will be able to enjoy luxury living in a location steeped in history. CALA’s sensitive and sympathetic conversion of the David Stow building will preserve the Grade B Listed building’s past and secure its long-term future, and it’s great to see this legacy will live on.

“Our international QS and Contract Administrator credentials and expertise working within the new home build sector will prove essential in the delivery of this project. The scale and complexity of it speaks for itself, and we have a strong track-record in working in this type of environment. We look forward to working with all parties over the next year and being involved in such a pivotal project.”

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Construction and property consultants, Thomas & Adamson, have been appointed as Principal Designer of the new flagship store for Johnstons of Elgin, due to open in Edinburgh Multrees Walk early next year.

Their newest UK store will be fitted out by leading design and architect agency Four-by-Two and occupy two floors of Multrees Walk just off the heart of St Andrew’s Square – a prominent luxury retail address within Edinburgh’s style mile.

Principal Designer role is a legal requirement for construction projects, implemented in 2015 by the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015). Thomas & Adamson will manage health and safety in the design phase of the project and provide

Four-by-Two with competent advice throughout, ensuring they are aware of their responsibility within the 2015 regulations and ensuring the principal contractor is also complying with health and safety legislation.

Les Banks, Partner in Charge of UK Construction Safety Services at Thomas and Adamson, said: “Multrees Walk is the home of luxury retail in Edinburgh. The addition of Johnstons of Elgin enriches the existing retailers and provides Edinburgh residents and visitors the opportunity to purchase beautiful cashmere and knitwear, expertly manufactured in Scotland.

“It’s a privilege to work alongside Four-By-Two to undertake the role of Principal Designer. With their extensive experience in interior, architecture and branding you can expect the store will be finished to an exceptionally high standard. We look forward to the opening of the new store early next year.”

Thomas and Adamson have been supporting the construction and commercial property sector for over 80 years, with their extensive experience they offer a wide range of services including Construction Safety Services, Project Management, Cost Management, Building Surveying, Mechanical & Engineering Services Solutions and Facilities Management, to name a few.

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Les Banks, Partner and International Director at Thomas & Adamson will be speaking at Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce event, Exploring business opportunities in the UAE, 23rd October 2019. Les will be discussing the pros and cons of setting up business in the UAE.

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International property and construction consultants Thomas & Adamson have been operating over 85 years across Europe, the Middle East and USA.  Thomas & Adamson support leading organisations through the challenges of procuring, delivery and operating their built assets.  Their range of consultancy services include; project management, cost management, building surveying, construction safety services, and facilities management.

Alastair Wallace, Senior Partner comments ‘We are delighted to be part of the 2019 property awards and sponsor of the Regeneration Project of the Year award. As property and construction consultants we have played an integral part in a number of UK regeneration projects and understand the value and importance these projects have on communities.”

International construction and property consultancy, Thomas and Adamson, has appointed a new marketing manager as part of the company’s long-term growth strategy.

Elaine Gilhooley brings extensive marketing knowledge and a wealth of experience from her previous roles, targeting a range of international industries in both B2B and B2C markets.

In the newly created post, she will be responsible for developing and executing marketing and communications strategies across the global business.

Alastair Wallace, Senior Partner of Thomas and Adamson, said: ‘We are delighted Elaine has joined the Thomas & Adamson family at this exciting time.  We continue to experience major growth across all services and sectors and her wealth of experience and skill set, enables us to capitalise on the strength of the Thomas & Adamson brand globally as we continue to grow and innovate’.

Elaine Gilhooley added: “It’s great to be part of a company that has such a strong UK and international presence in their field. I look forward to playing a key role in developing our global marketing presence’.

In recent years, Thomas and Adamson has experienced significant growth globally and is one of the largest project management, cost management and building surveying consultancy’s in Scotland.

International construction and property consultancy, Thomas and Adamson, has appointed Zander Muego to head up the company’s growing Project Management and Building Surveying Division in Scotland.

Muego joins from the firm’s UAE operation, having successfully led the business in the Middle East as Partner in Charge for nine years. With over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry, he has spearheaded a wide range of projects from the provision of strategic advisory services to Abu Dhabi government agencies, to delivering cost consultancy services on major mixed use developments for some of the region’s leading commercial developers.

With an existing high-profile roster of projects for a range of blue-chip companies, his new role will focus on developing the fast-expanding Scottish Project Management and Building Surveying division, whilst targeting new markets and opportunities.

Alastair Wallace, Senior Partner of Thomas and Adamson, said: “Zander has been instrumental in the successful growth of our UAE business over the past eight years and we are delighted he will now lead our Scottish PM and BS division. He has proved to be a real asset to the business throughout his career with us, and his recent promotion to Partner is not only well-deserved by him on a personal level, but for the company. We are thrilled to have him back in the UK and look forward to building and enhancing our service.”

Zander Muego added: “Our Project Management and Building Surveying disciplines have experienced strong growth in recent years. This has been underpinned by high levels of repeat business that our experienced and talented team of professionals have been achieving on a consistent basis. We have been involved in some significant projects throughout the country, and the scale of opportunities we are forecasting are second to none.

“I’m fortunate to join a strong senior team that I’ve seen grow and expand alongside my own development, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them. I look forward to building and enhancing this team, and to help take the disciplines to the next level – to firmly position Thomas & Adamson as the market leader.”

The team will begin immediate work on a string of new contract wins, including redevelopment of Meadowbank stadium, Shawfair village, India Buildings Virgin Hotel, New River Retail, to name a few.

International project management and cost consultancy firm Thomas & Adamson, has strengthened its UAE presence with new senior leadership and the introduction of a Strategic Advisory Service.

The firm has promoted Rudolph Van Wyk to Director, who will spearhead the company’s expansion plans whilst leading the cost management services strategy across the Middle East. With a strong track record in service quality, Van Wyk brings a wealth of experience across a wide range of sectors and has played an instrumental role in driving the business’ significant growth over the past 12 months.

Cost Manager Ryan Leonard has been elevated to Senior Cost Manager, having joined Thomas & Adamson in 2015 to support a range of high-profile projects across the emirates. Leonard brings over six years’ experience in the construction industry, the majority spent in the Middle East providing support to leading developers on residential and mixed-use schemes.

“These appointments reflect our investment and commitment to drive the recent growth we have experienced across the UAE, whilst strengthening our core operations”, explains Zander Muego, Partner at Thomas & Adamson.The hard work and dedication both have demonstrated not only during their time at T&A, but throughout their careers, has proven they are the right people to guide the business forward and we are delighted to strengthen our leadership team with them at the fore.”

The introduction of the firm’s new Strategic Advisory Service will see the appointment of Andrew Mason to the Abu Dhabi office. A QS by profession but a qualified Arbitrator to trade, Mason is a well-known expert in the field of resolving disputes in the UK, USA and Middle East. He will bring this experience to head up the new division, with an initial focus on helping existing client management teams make more strategic and quantified business decisions.

Muego added: “The growth of arbitration in the UAE has been well documented, particularly with the new Federal Arbitration Law coming into force in recent months. It’s becoming an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution, and we are very excited to be able to offer this new service line. This is a significant development for Thomas & Adamson and will allow us to bolster our ethos of delivering the highest quality of service to our clients.”

The senior team will begin immediate work on a string of new contract wins which include a five-year project and cost management service to the Al Wathba Prison extension and cost control for Al-Eid Al Watani on 2 December.

T&A are  delighted to be appointed as project manager, cost manager and principal designer  on the Crown House project in Barking town centre. Working for client Lightquote / Be First, alongside consultants Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher, IN2, Jubb and Iceni, the project involves the delivery of approx. 400no residential units– a mix of affordable and PRS, and an element of commercial units at ground floor. The project is currently approaching planning submission stage. It is part of the overall Barking & Dagenham Town Centre Area Action Plan and is one of the major centres in the overall London Plan.

T&A add to their hotel portfolio, with the delivery of Hotel Indigo, in Dundee.

The 102-room destination occupies a 102-year old jute mill, which has been sensitively repurposed to provide contemporary accommodation.

The project, which also included the building next door into Staybridge Apartments – 85 keys – mixture of 1 bed and studios, opened in time for the British Open, which is taking place at nearby Carnoustie.

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