Hardies sees ‘significant increase’ in demand for funder monitoring role

HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants claims to be experiencing a ‘significant increase’ in demand for its funder independent surveyor monitoring service across Scotland.

The firm is currently acting as monitor for Aldermore Bank, which is funding 66 residential units and three commercial units at an £18 million project at New Waverley in Edinburgh city centre, being developed by Queensberry Properties, a joint venture between Cruden Homes East and Buccleuch Properties.

Hardies partner Murray Warner said, “Funders are quite rightly protecting their investments as the marketplace has become more complex than ever before, with very wide-ranging risks and considerations to manage. Given our geographical coverage, with local surveyors able to attend sites regularly, we are perfectly suited to this role. And, with local knowledge, our wide range of services allows a depth of expertise to address all aspects of the service.

“Our quantity surveyors can assess costs and contract documents, project managers, the wider implications around the site, project team, programme and compliance while our building surveyors and clerk of works can assist with technical aspects. Where necessary we can also provide input from our principal designers on CDM compliance. Over the years we have developed robust monitoring procedures and systems which ensure we address all the risk areas whilst remaining pragmatic and proactive, allowing developers to progress without unnecessary delay.”