2017 has been an exciting year for all at C&P – you will see the variety of projects, company and charity related activities we have engaged in. Our close knit staff team have delivered consistently throughout the year and everyone is looking forward to a well-earned festive break before resuming at the coal face again after the holidays. The unofficial company moto of “Go big or go home” has been well and truly lived up to in this busy, full on, but very enjoyable year. To all the clients, fellow consultants and professional associates we wish you all a peaceful break from the office and look forward to going big again in 2018. – Andrew Chisholm, Managing Director.
Major Project Wins
This year we are delighted with the project wins secured. We now have five hotel projects that we are working on including Nadlet Hotels in Covent Garden, Sloane Gardens’ Boutique Hotel at One Sloane Gardens, and an extension of The Hampton by Hilton, Waterloo for Shiva Hotels.
Other Projects include a new Restaurant in Duke of York Square, Chelsea, where the curved glass windows retract into the ground, remodelling and repositioning of an estate in High Holborn for UAE developer, SRG. Alongside mixed use developements for Martins Properties in Islington and Parsons Green, re-location of legal practice Memery Crystal and their new Fleet Street offices and a number of fit out projects for other occupiers.
In February Managing Director Andrew Chisholm attended the Mortgage Bankers Association CREF Conference 2017 in the United States as part of Capital and Provincial’s ongoing relationship with GRS (US) and other International projects. Alongside this Capital and Provincial forged and maintained many new and existing working relationships with great organisations such as Martins Properties, Joe and the Juice, Cadogan Estates and Nadler Hotels among many others.
The most notable company expansion of 2017 was our acquisition of BSVP which we completed at the end of September;
‘We are delighted to announce that after several years of collaboration on a number of projects and long term commitments, we have acquired BSVP Building and Project Consultants. The directors and staff of BSVP will be joining Capital and Provincial with effect from 1st October 2017. BSVP specialises in all aspects of building surveying, building consultancy, project management, quantity surveying, technical services, environmental and energy services.’
C&P Managing Director Andrew Chisholm commented “Both companies have had a longstanding very effective working relationship and by joining forces at this stage we can continue the high service levels and performance excellence that we currently offer our clients with added strength in depth. BSVP bring with them a wealth of building surveying and cost consultancy experience to compliment the project management and delivery expertise at the core of the Capital and Provincial service offer.”
– above quotes taken from the October 2017 public announcement of the BSVP acquisition
In 2017 we welcomed 3 Interns; Theo Lewis, Seb Best and Tom Clark alongside a permanent staff member towards the end of the year in Helen Clark. Helen will be working in the role of FF&E coordinator. This role was part of a newly launched service: FF&E Procurement Management, headed by Dorian Dreyfus who joined us earlier in the year from The Nadler Hotel Group where amongst other roles he was responsible for the FF&E and OS&E procurement for all the hotels in the group. Dorian in turn is supported by Helen Clark who joined the company just a few weeks ago. They are looking forward to a busy 2018 with one major win already under their belts. Alongside these additions Capital and Provincial also welcomed our new colleagues form our acquisition of BSVP aswell as expanding our marketing division with Director Jez Dyer’s son Jared taking on a larger role and adding more social media, in-house design and news publishing to our company.
2017 saw some notable projects we were involved in complete. Some of those that stood out were a completed fit out of our 33 Jermyn Street project, prime retailers moving into the award winning George House (131 Sloane Street) with Cadogan and Stiff and Trevellion. Most recently we have seen the completion of 55 Wells Street with Great Portland Estates and Buckley Grey Yeoman. In addition to these a further two floors of Cat A space has been completed at City Tower for Great Portland Estates.
2017 also saw visits from American Healthcare Investors and Colony Northstar to our almost completed 97 bed Kingsclear care home in Camberley, built for caring homes by MP Brothers. This work was part of our ongoing relationship with GRS. We are also delighted to welcome Quadrant from Atlanta to view two of the projects we are monitoring for them here in the UK.
Two of our projects for Cadogan Estates, won notable awards during 2017. Earlier in the year the design for the Duke of York Restaurant won the New London Architecture Award for its state-of-the-art design. Last month George House (131 Sloane Street) won the ‘Mixed-use Development’ at the UK Property Awards.
Further information on Cadogan Estates can be found at https://www.cadogan.co.uk/
After 2016 success with sponsoring a youth football team alongside other charity ventures, 2017 saw members of Capital and Provincial take part in The Downslink Challenge Charity Bike Ride has been organised this year to raise funds for Orpheus and Woking & Sam Beare Hospices charities. The bike ride took place in June and consisted of a 116 mile ride from Knaphill to Brighton and back to Knaphill.
This year our Farnham office are participating in the Pass It On charity which collects winter clothing for vulnerable and homeless people in the local area. We have been collecting for a few weeks and will be assisting the charity in distributing in the locale area in the next few weeks.
Looking forward, Capital and Provincial Director Justin Wheatley will be trekking across the Arctic in early 2018, this is for the Dreams Come True Charity and is raising money specifically for Dean who is hoping to travel to Disney World. Justin has at the time of writing this raised over £4000, and is still trying to raise more as we get closer and closer to his January deadline. Please donate if you can at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JustinWheatleyArctic
As part of Justin’s charity effort we will be donating to his cause instead of distributing Christmas Cards this year.
Thank you, Have a great New Year. Capital and Provincial.