Quantity Surveying

Cost Management is a skill which is developed over time by acquiring sector expertise. An achievable balance must be maintained between the prevailing market conditions and the operational aspirations of the Client regarding time, quality and cost. Our approach to cost management is one which focuses on the business needs of the Client and empowers them to make informed decisions in relation to their property assets.

We combine a detailed understanding of the construction process, the use of sector specific data and years of experience to provide pricing expertise. The ability to work collaboratively with Clients, designers, contractors and supply chain partners is essential to deliver optimised outcomes.

PQS2 has a comprehensive set of cost planning tools and an extensive database of cost data at our fingertips. Our Quantity Surveyors have a sharp commercial edge and a sound understanding of business and of managing Client expectations.


Project Management

Delivering the brief to the desired quality on time and on budget is what we strive to do. Because organisational change is generated through projects, capable project and programme management are essential to successful delivery. PQS2 goes further by taking a creative approach that often generates innovative solutions.

Whether the project is a one-off or long-term partnership, we seek to understand an organisation’s drivers and aspirations to tailor a bespoke service that focuses on more than process. PQS2 prides itself on providing a responsive, reliable and flexible service.

Project success means different things to each Client from capital value, cost outturn, timely delivery, value for money to whole life cost and reputation. However you define success, PQS2 will match our focus to yours to ensure the risks that matter most to you are known and mitigated. As a trusted advisor, we link strategic, programme and project advice to deliver immediate success and lasting change.


Development Management

In a very competitive property market, we help funders and investors wisely bid for and unlock development opportunities. Our experts combine strong technical skills, market knowledge and extensive and high level contacts with property owners, developers, public bodies, agents and specialist consultants to deliver our clients’ aspirations.

We understand that every project is unique and our tailored recommendations, underpinned by development appraisals and financial modelling, (including sensitivity analysis to assess the impact of changes in selected key variables) take account of this.

The team has first hand practical experience of putting together and successfully delivering development projects, including large scale and complex mixed use schemes. Our team comprises highly experienced professionals who have held senior roles at both private sector developers and property funds, bringing private sector commercial insight, as well as a detailed understanding of the constraints and methods of working with financial institutions. This allows us to effectively lead our clients’ development projects through the entire property development process.


Development Monitoring

Using our wide experience we are also in a strong position to offer a monitoring service on behalf of funders and investors who require regular advice as well as representation prior to, and throughout, the development process. This service is available where the the development management role is in the hands of developers or their representatives.




Across all sectors, PQS2 provide clear and focused financial analysis. We formulate and implement appropriate project strategies which comply with prevailing planning, building, environmental and sustainability regulations, to ensure projects complete on time, within budget and to the appropriate quality.


PQS2 has an extensive track record across a wide range of commercial projects including ground up development, extensions and comprehensive refurbishment for developers, funders and occupiers. A number of our projects have either been nominated for or have won industry recognised awards.


We have broad experience in industrial / distribution buildings generally on behalf of UK Funds. This includes ground up developments built speculatively for letting. Our knowledge enables us to quickly identify client / market requirements and to complete them in a cost effective and efficient manner.


In what is a fast moving and changeable sector, PQS2 is able to ensure that the clients requirements are fully met. We have considerable experience in hotel and swimming pool projects helping to deliver inspiring projects at viable budgets.


We have substantial experience in the residential sector covering private residences for developers, owner occupiers, student accommodation and affordable housing. This includes providing strategic advice, costings for master planning, ground up developments and extensions.


PQS2 provides cost and project management services for primary and secondary, public and independent schools. Our work covers new class rooms, dining facilities, sports centres, swimming pools and student accommodation. We seek to fully understand our clients’ aims and objectives in order to ensure the completed building exceeds their expectations on the most economical terms