Leeds-based property consultant Eddisons has expanded its operation with the launch of a new office in Newcastle, the firm’s 14th in the UK. The office will be headed by chartered building surveyor Adam Finch.
Based at city centre offices on Dean Street, Mr Finch, who joins Eddisons as an associate director with a background at the North East offices of both Capita and AA Projects, will initially lead a three-strong multi-disciplinary team including an architectural technician, with further hires planned over the coming months.
Eddisons has launched the new office in response to increasing demand for its property services in the North East. The new team will work for clients in both the public and private sectors, including organisations in the education and health industries and for landlords in the private rented sector.
Mr Finch said: “We have got off to a flying start with a stream of enquiries for our services from organisations in the education sector, particularly from academy schools that are looking to secure funding and carry out design and refurbishment projects, which is an area of expertise for us.”
He added: “We are also seeing a huge amount of interest from NHS trusts requiring feasibility studies and refurbishment works. Local authorities are also coming to us for assistance with design and project management work on public buildings, and we are working with local private landlords across the North East, as well as some London-based property investors, on the refurbishment of private rented properties.”
Eddisons’ managing director, Richard Roe, said: “Newcastle is a great city with a vibrant economy and we look forward to working with new clients here across a broad range of sectors. The launch of our new office is a milestone in Eddisons’ plans for growth and we expect to be expanding the North East team during 2017 and beyond.”
Adam has worked predominantly in the Education sector for 9 years and has successfully undertaken numerous roles on behalf of academies and Higher Education establishments. These roles include Due Diligence Surveys, Pre Acquisition Surveys, Planned Preventative Maintenance Programmes and Project Management/Contract Administration.
During this time, Adam has gained an excellent reputation within the North East for applying for and securing capital financed projects on behalf of academies from the ESFA. To date, Adam has applied for and successfully delivered circa £40m of refurbishment and new build projects in the academy sector, accruing a number of long term MAT clients.
Away from education, Adam is experienced at undertaking Pre Acquisition Surveys for well known high street retailers on large commercial premises as well as private investors.
Project Management and Contract Administration services are considered to be Adam’s biggest strength, however, Party Wall Matters; Dilapidations and Reinstatement Cost Assessments are regularly undertaken to the satisfaction of our clients. Adam is also responsible for the management of 4 Building Surveyors and the day to day operations of the Newcastle office.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing golf, frequenting the gym, swimming and spending time with his family and friends.