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Our Goal

To deliver the best results for our clients through:

  • our speed of thought and response

  • our flexibility

  • the application of our specialist expertise

  • the reliability of advice we give

Our goal is underpinned by high levels of partner involvement on our projects and a strong personal commitment to our Clients. Our partners passionately believe that independence and a commitment to excellence are an integral part of achieving this goal.

Our Vision

To be the pre-eminent expert and ‘consultant of choice’ in our chosen market sectors and geographies, delivering exceptional client solutions.We aim to:

  • build a sustainable long term business founded upon strong client and designer relationships

  • create a culture and ethos driven by our core values

  • deliver the best outcomes for our clients

  • create a professional and enjoyable working environment.

Our Core Values

Our five core values have been carefully selected by each of the Founding Partners, and the importance and passion we feel for these values within our business have been reflected in the decision to name our business Core Five.

Integrity

Being consistent, honest and accurate.

Collaboration

With clients, designers and each other achieves the best possible outcome for our clients.

Independence

Of thought, advice and ownership.

Partnership

Our commitment to advance the mutual interests of our clients and colleagues.

Innovation

Improving on yesterday’s solutions by testing conventional thinking.

Our Awards

Excellence at the heart of everything we do

Services

We are committed to providing our Clients with an excellent level of service which exceeds their expectations. Working in collaboration with our Clients to establish their objectives, we use our skill, experience, drive and determination to deliver the solutions necessary to achieve our Clients’ commercial goals. Our core service is Cost Management and this is supplemented by a series of Specialist Services as shown below:

Cost Management

  • Feasibility Estimating and Strategic Advice

  • Cost Modelling

  • Cost Planning

  • Benchmarking (design criteria and cost)

  • Engineering Services Cost Management

  • Sustainable Solutions

  • Procurement and Contract Advice

  • Tender Documentation

  • Change Control

  • Post Contract Cost Management

  • Final Account Negotiation and Settlement

Specialist Services

  • Employer's Agent

  • Procurement Advisor

  • Value Management

  • Risk Management

  • Peer Review / Design Critique / Audit

  • Fund Monitoring

  • Reinstatement Cost Assessments

Specialisms

Live

Private Residential
Private Rented Sector
Residential Towers
Affordable Residential
Later Living
Student Living

Work

Commercial Office
Commercial Refurbishment
Commercial Towers
Corporate Real Estate
Owner Occupiers

Play

Culture, Heritage & Arts
Health & Wellness
Hotels
Retail
Sports & Leisure

Make

Advanced Manufacturing
Logistics & Distribution




Grow

Higher Education
Further Education
Schools



Our specialisms also include selected examples of our team’s personal experience.

Clients

Our Partners have provided professional advice to many of the leading Clients in our respective specialist markets, including:

News

Core Futures - Emerging Technology in Construction

Core Futures - Emerging Technology in Construction

Following the success of our first event and feedback received from our guests, our second event will be discussing emerging technologies in the construction industry.…

Wendy.Bartlett@corefive.co.uk September 20, 2019
Buccleuch Property Challenge 2019

Buccleuch Property Challenge 2019

Core Five entered two teams to compete in the Buccleuch Property Challenge this year, described as ‘the ultimate team building 6 hours non-stop adventure race’.…

Wendy.Bartlett@corefive.co.uk September 18, 2019
Birmingham Wolf Run

Birmingham Wolf Run

4/5 of the Core Five  Birmingham team at the Autumn Wolf Run this past weekend in Leamington – great fun, and don’t ever let it be said that QS’s never…

Wendy.Bartlett@corefive.co.uk September 10, 2019
Building Awards Shortlist

Building Awards Shortlist

We are delighted to announce that Core Five have been shortlisted for the Building Awards Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (over 100 staff). This year’s…

Wendy.Bartlett@corefive.co.uk August 22, 2019

Contact

London

230 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NW

Birmingham

Crossway, 156 Great Charles Street, Queensway, B3 3HN