NEWS & EVENTS

01/09/2015

New appointment: M4 corridor expansion with recent hire, Will Charlton

Will Charlton

Powell Williams welcomes surveyor, Will Charlton, to the London office.

Servicing existing clients in the South East and southern Midlands, Will is also looking to develop new business in the South West region over the next 12 months.

Will from Bristol, joins the firm from Workman & Partners. He was targeted for his expertise in project management, in particular office refurbishments, overseeing design, contractors, budgets and acting as lead consultant for institutional clients. His recent schemes include a £4m refurbishment in Harrow, and the £1m revamp of an office complex in Bracknell. He also has significant experience of landlord's dilapidations and acquisition work, together with other core building surveying skills.

He said: "It's not often you get the chance to be part of the growth of a business in this way, and I'm eager to get started helping the business develop its South West market. Most of my experience so far is in project management, contracts administration and acting as client's agent, within retail and office markets. Powell Williams has such a broad range of services and sectors, I'm really looking forward to developing as a surveyor, working alongside the firm's highly respected and extremely knowledgeable senior partners."

His appointment opens a number of opportunities for the firm, said lead partner Andrew Marshall: "Project management and refurbishment is a huge growth area for us at the moment, as clients seek to make use of our lifecycle proposition, looking after the building's requirements from acquisition to disposal. Many of our investment fund clients are upgrading newly acquired stock and long-held assets to meet the demand of ever more demanding occupiers, and improve values ahead of future sales. Will's experience is ideal for these instructions and gives us additional breadth within the team to take on more such schemes nationally.

"His arrival is also timely as we continue looking towards expansion. This year saw the launch of our new Leeds office, the success of which has been remarkable and has already required additional support to deal with the growing workload. The next natural location is the South East and the M4 corridor which offers both opportunity for growth and gives a geographic spread which matches that of our large institutional and occupier clients. Having offices right across the country aligns with their requirements and gives Powell William the scope to take on additional work for funds, developers and occupiers active in those regions."

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