Scroll to top

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.


Being consistent, honest and accurate.


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


Of thought, advice and ownership.


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


Improving on yesterday’s solutions by testing conventional thinking.

Our Awards

Excellence at the heart of everything we do


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



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


Commercial Office
Commercial Refurbishment
Commercial Towers
Corporate Real Estate
Owner Occupiers


Arts & Culture
Sports & Leisure
Stadium & Arena
Health & Wellness


Advanced Manufacturing
Logistics & Distribution


Higher Education
Further Education

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


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


New Promotions!

New Promotions!

We are very pleased to announce the following promotions within the Core Five team.   These represent our continued commitment to developing our team and promoting… January 12, 2022
Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration on BBC2 on Christmas Day!

Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration on BBC2 on Christmas Day!

Look out for one of our Core Five projects, (the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration) on BBC2 on Christmas Day.   The scheme is a conversion of an old boiler… December 21, 2021
Core Five team up with Trivandi to share their insights on the approach to stadium development in Building Magazine

Core Five team up with Trivandi to share their insights on the approach to stadium development in Building Magazine

Core Five has an established sports and venue team that are recognised as market leaders in development of sporting venues. We have partnered with Trivandi on numerous… October 27, 2021

Wear it Pink Day 2021

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Core Five’s London and Birmingham offices wore it pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now and help make life-saving…

Emma Capon October 22, 2021



230 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NW


Assay Studios, 141 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SF