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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.


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


Culture, Heritage & Arts
Health & Wellness
Sports & Leisure


Advanced Manufacturing
Logistics & Distribution


Higher Education
Further Education

Our specialisms 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:


90 Long Acre has been successful in achieving planning consent

90 Long Acre has been successful in achieving planning consent

We were delighted to see Westminster City Council resolve to grant planning permission virtually last week for the 90 Long Acre scheme in Covent Garden. Core Five… November 18, 2020
Hondo Enterprises’ Pope’s Road development in Brixton approved by Lambeth’s planning committee

Hondo Enterprises’ Pope’s Road development in Brixton approved by Lambeth’s planning committee

We are delighted to report that the Pope’s Road development in Brixton has received planning approval from the London Borough of Lambeth.  We have been acting… November 12, 2020

Sober October

Core Five are taking part in Sober October this year. 2020 has been a tough year and some of our staff members are taking part in going alcohol-free for the whole… October 7, 2020
Building Awards 2020

Building Awards 2020

So, the reviews are in on The Shortlist Preview and we are delighted to announce that Core Five have been shortlisted for the Building Awards Construction Consultant/Surveyor… October 2, 2020



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