What We Can Do

We understand that each project can be unique and personal. A standard approach, a standard service or placing a project into a Project Management or Commercial Management box isn’t always right. That is why we act as Construction Advisors, taking various aspects of core services or elements of specialism that can be blended to provide the right advice and guidance for your particular project or venture.

 

Services Offered

  • Programme Management
  • Procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Value Management
  • Facilitated workshops
  • Expert Witness

 

Experience

Please click here to view swatches of our experience or talk to us today on 01823 251356


 

Introduction to Our Advisors

Nigel Marsh

Nigel has been in the industry for 30 years and has worked extensively in the UK, Europe and North America. Nigel has significant experience in procurement in different countries, public sector procurement and programme procurement in the private and public sectors. Nigel also has experience of business processes and driving performance efficiency in terms of time, cost and space utilisation.

Ian Mooney

Ian is one of the Partners and owners of the business. He has spent 27 years in the industry working for Clients, Consultants and Developers which gives him an interesting insight into the process and relationships. Ian has worked with some of the UK’s largest social housing providers.

Justin Pickford

Justin is BSc, MBA, PRINCE 2, MSP and MoV qualified giving him a very broad and rounded consultancy background. Justin is an expert in programme and project set up, gateway control and output management. Meticulous in approach and with an eye for detail, Justin’s skill is in steering teams to the same objective in the time available.

Scott Moore

Scott is an Associate Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager at Baker Ruff Hannon with experience in delivering complex projects for Public Sector and Housing Association clients across the South West. Scott is MRICS and MAPM, and has spent the last 10 years as a commercial manager on a large range of projects including residential, leisure, care and civic projects. Scott has expertise in Passivhaus projects and is responsible for our cost database and benchmarking expertise. Scott is also an RICS APC Assessor and a member of the RICS South West Regional Board.

Debbie Langmead

Debbie is a Senior Quantity Surveyor, a Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has been in the industry for over 5 years delivering projects and programmes for Public Sector clients across the South West. Debbie has great experience in post-contract services and delivering them as part of large complex programmes of work.

Stephanie Tonkyn

Stephanie is an Assistant Project Manager at Baker Ruff Hannon and has over 5 years experience in delivering affordable housing projects in her previous roles at architect practices and contractors. This has given Steph the background and experience required to undertake project management services and effectively manage affordable housing projects for our clients across the South West. Stephanie is currently studying towards becoming a Member of the Association of Project Managers following the successful completion of her HND in construction.

Jim Jenkins

Jim has been in the industry for over 50 years. He has been a Clerk of Works for over 30 years. The highest accolade that we can pay to Jim is that we often receive complaints from contractors that he is too tough on them only for them to put forward his projects for awards. Jim trains the new starters for one of our Clients to show them what they should be looking for in site inspections.

Graham Withnell

Graham has been in the industry for over 40 years. He has been a CDM Advisor for over 10 years and currently provides our CDM Advisor services on projects for our clients across the South West. Graham's background and experience make him an asset to any project to ensure that it is delivered in a safe manner and all risks are appropriately managed and mitigated.
 

 

 
 

Some Swatches of our Experience

Worked with a Local Authority to help them set up a new development company to deliver the vision for 2035 including masterplanning, business structure, external appointments and development returns.

Worked with a multi-national company on a £125 million project to mitigate the impact of a contractual dispute to achieve completion and settlement of the final account to allow business operations to commence.

Procured a new supply chain after insolvency to support the Client’s development timescales. Closing out projects and reducing the cost premium to a marginal amount. Helping to establish a new supplier for the Client.

Spoke at UK Passivhaus Conferences on costs and procurement, and how to get the team to deliver. Working with a Client expert to showcase to the industry how to get it right and work collaboratively with the supply chain, utilising our experience from working on an extensive number of passivhaus projects.

Provided Expert advice to the Client and his legal advisor on the Contractor’s final account and the performance of the Architect in administering the contract resulting in the Client not pursuing a lost cause.

Procured a specialist technical advisor team for a new passivhaus leisure facility and extra care facility to sign off and verify the design and build contractor’s design and construction including architecture, structural engineering and the services installation.

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Our Projects

We are engaged in a diverse variety of projects at any time ranging from residential extension and new build projects to multi-million-pound IT test centres. The beauty of our independence is that we are free to work for who we want to work for and on projects that interest us and help to build Places.

Faringdon Retail Park

Faringdon Retail Park

Project Description: We provided PM and QS services for the construction of a new retail site on the edge of town. The scheme...

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West Street Somerton

West Street Somerton

Project Description: Refurbishment of town centre buildings to provide 3 retail units and 7 high range flats. The project is...

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Stoke Road, Henlade

Stoke Road, Henlade

Project Description: Construction of 26 units of mixed tenure on a greenfield site. The site is quite sensitive and has been...

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Chard Working Mens’ Club

Chard Working Mens’ Club

Project Description: Conversion of a historic, listed building from a redundant Working Men’s Club into 5 residential flats....

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St Sidwell's Point Leisure Centre

St Sidwell's Point Leisure Centre

Project Description: Baker Ruff Hannon are co-ordinating this works programme that includes a new leisure centre and bus depot...

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Responsive Maintenance

Responsive Maintenance

Project Description: Tender and appointment for responsive maintenance and void works for a housing association. We managed...

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Nynehead Ct – Various

Nynehead Ct – Various

Project Description: Satellite close care accommodation in the grounds of a Grade 2* listed retirement home. This programme of...

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Gas and Renewables Annual Servicing

Gas and Renewables Annual Servicing

Project Description: Tender and appointment for annual servicing for gas and renewable energy heating systems. We managed the...

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  • Phone: 01823 251356
  • Address: 21 Canon Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SW

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