Ben Hallowell

Building Surveyor

Qualifications:  BSc (Hons) Building Surveying 1st Class

Ben is a Graduate Building Surveyor with 2 year’s industry experience. He graduated in summer 2016 with First Class Honours Degree and since that time has worked in the residential, commercial, industrial and educational sectors.  He has worked with clients ranging from private individuals to large housing trusts and developers and has a particular experience in contract administration, employers’ agent and dilapidations with further experience in building pathology, building surveys and party walls.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys travel, football (he is a Reading season ticket holder) and music, regularly attending gigs and festivals.

Robert Thornton-Smith

Project Manager

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)Construction Management

Robert is an experienced project manager and is registered for CIOB membership.  He holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Construction Management.

Previously a Project Manager at Wetback Contracts, he delivered a number of engineering projects with focus on civils and power generation. Whist effectively project managing the projects, he specialised in contract and programme management.  With an 8-year track record in project management, Robert has a successful reputation for leading multi-disciplined teams and delivering, including exclusive high end residential houses and industrial construction projects.

When not working, Robert takes enjoys running, taking part in triathlons and making biltong.

Sukhdeep Bains

Sukhdeep Bains

Graduate Building Surveyor

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Sukhdeep graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from Nottingham Trent University in June 2016. Following on from this he undertook a placement year at a leading consultancy to the property and construction industry lasting 13 months, predominately working in the commercial and public sector gaining experience in a variety of projects spanning from commercial to industrial.

Post qualification Sukhdeep gained experience in the social housing sector carrying out pre and post contract duties under Design and Build Contracts. He is also enrolled onto the APC and looking to gain further experience in order to get chartered.

Sukhdeeps weekends are usually taken up by playing the odd game of football. He is also a keen traveller.

Jonathan Grubb

Jonathan Grubb

Director of Project Management

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, MRICS, MAPM

Jonathan is both a Chartered Surveyor and Senior Project Director, and as a former partner of Bollingbrook LLP and Projectlab Limited brings a wealth of experience and commercial awareness to PBC.

With over 15 years in property and real estate, Jonathan has a proven track record for delivering a wide range of challenging schemes, including new build, redevelopment, refurbishment, cut and carve and fit out projects, on behalf of blue chip (FTSE 100) clients, property funds and investors, global media companies, private medical and educational clients.

He specialises in project and programme management through the pre-construction feasibility, design and tender stages to the coordination and management of the post-contract construction phase.

If not otherwise charging around a 5 aside football field, in his spare time, Jonathan is normally being commissioned by his two young children to build Lego superstructures and is affectionately named by them as Emmet ‘The Master Builder’!

Hannah Bealby

Hannah Bealby

PA to MD, Marketing Assistant & Projects Team Secretary

Hannah is Personal Assistant to the MD, Paul Philips, as well as being Marketing Assistant and Team Secretary to the Project Management team.

She looks after Paul and the team, ensuring their days run smoothly and as stress free as possible. When she isn’t organising and assisting Paul and the Team she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as taking luxury holidays and shopping for handbags!

Rob Newcombe

Rob Newcombe

Office Administrator

Rob is in his second decade with PBC working as Office Administrator. He helps the team with the smooth running of the office.

Outside of work Rob loves to travel and enjoys a good curry!

Richard Lodge

Richard Lodge

Senior Project Manager

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, MRICS

Richard graduated with a first class honors degree in Building Surveying from Kingston University; he is a Chartered Building Surveyor and has experience in both project management and building surveying roles.

Some current and recent projects include a 30,000 sq. ft. residential conversion scheme in Primrose Hill, North West London and a 17,000 sq. ft. Category A office fit out in Farringdon.

Richard’s interests include football and cricket, though he has recently taken up tennis as a less risky pursuit!

Jonathan Webber

Jonathan Webber

Building Surveyor

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Since graduating from the University of Reading, Jonathan has gained experience within a range of building surveying disciplines including design and specification, planning and listed building approvals, contract administration, building condition surveys, and Party Wall matters.  More recently, he passed his RICS, APC examination with flying colours and is now a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Outside of work, Jonathan is a keen sportsman enjoying anything from rugby, cricket and football to skiing and cycling.

Richard Wild

Richard Wild

Associate Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), ICIOB

Having worked within the property and construction industry for over 30 years on both client side and in private practice, Richard has gained extensive experience of managing construction projects and liaising with Clients, Consultants, Tenants, Residents and on-site Personnel and still remains passionate about industry and more importantly, building things right.

Originally from a trade background and having been a qualified Building Surveyor, Richard has a thorough understanding of the construction process and brings this combined experience to every project he Project Manages. Richard can also draw upon his professional experience gained working on Commercial projects (Motorway Service Areas, Petrol Filling Stations, Retail Outlets and Warehouses);  Office Refurbishment/Remodelling and Fit-out projects; Housing development (both Social and Private sectors) and Education projects.

Away from work, Richard is a keen golfer, playing off a handicap of 15. He is also a qualified PADI open water scuba diver (although he only dives in warmer climes!) and for his sins, he has supported West Ham Utd through their ups and downs (mostly downs) since the age of 7.

Paul Philips - PBC Member

Paul Philips

Managing Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, MRICS, MAPM

Paul has over 27 years experience within both project management and building surveying roles. He is the business leader and has qualifications in both Project Management and Building Surveying, with a keen passion and energy for delivering projects on time and to budget.

Broad experience in construction consultancy services dealing with commercial, residential, retail and industrial properties enables Paul to advise for a range of clients, including occupiers, property companies, corporations, funders, institutions, pension funds and tenant end users.

Paul would be responsible for ensuring you receive the best service from PBC.

He has a keen passion for Rugby and is a Saracens fan and a loyal supporter of the England team, however disappointing!

Alistair Slater - PBC Member

Alistair Slater

Director

Qualifications: BSc Hons Building Surveying, MRICS

Alistair has broad building consultancy experience having started in private practice with Montagu Evans in 1995. Since then he has focused on providing professional building surveying advice acting on behalf of a variety of institutional landed estates and owner/occupiers.

His experience in private practice involves dealing with commercial, retail and high value residential properties for various private sector clients. His roles include pre-acquisition surveys, project monitoring, contract administration services, dilapidations and technical appraisals. He specialises particularly in Bank monitoring, pre-acquisition surveys, and due diligence.

Alistair’s time outside of work is predominantly reserved for his young family, but on the rare occasion he gets any time to himself he does enjoy a blast out on his mountain bike. He also enjoys long walks with the dog and anything involving an internal combustion engine!

Chandrika Sheth - PBC Member

Chandrika Sheth

Financial Controller

Chandrika is the financial controller of PBC and keeps the books balanced and our suppliers paid!

She has a keen interest in cooking and fine foods and regularly supplies the PBC team with delicious samosas and spring rolls.

David Goedecke

Director

Qualifications: BSc Hons, MRICS

David has extensive experience completing instructions within many facets of the building surveying profession, on behalf of commercial, charity and private clients, including:

  • Design and Specification
  • Listed Building and Planning Approvals
  • Contract Administration
  • Dilapidations
  • Defects Analysis
  • Landlord’s Consent

He has particular experience in relation to matters arising under the Party Wall etc Act 1996, having acted as Surveyor on behalf of Building Owners and Adjoining Owners, comprising developers, owner occupiers and funds.

David’s time outside of work is fully allocated to his roles of chaperoning his three young daughters to ballet and being a spare set of hands to his wife’s floristry and bakery businesses, although he does try and make time for the occasional game of squash.

Emma Knight - PBC Member

Emma Knight

Consultancy Team Administrator & Office Manager

Emma looks after our consultancy team and manages our City office.

She makes sure our reports are issued on time and to the highest standards.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys cooking, travelling and most of all…shopping!

Jack Dison - PBC Member

Jack Dison

Chartered Building Surveyor

Qualifications: BSc Hons, MRICS

Jack is an enthusiastic and professional chartered surveyor with 2 years post qualification experience. He has gained the experience and ability to manage projects from conception through to successful completion.

Jack has been a valued member of building surveying practices and has undertaken a varied workload. He has a good understanding of commercial building surveying instructions and meeting the varying requirements of clients, whilst working within defined budgets and timescales.

Outside of work Jack’s weekends are dedicated to playing for Oldsmiths FC and following Liverpool.  He is also partial to a trip away, when he can squeeze one in!

James Gregory - PBC Member

James Gregory

Associate Director

Qualifications: BSc Hons, MSc Building Surveying, MRICS

James has vast private practice building surveying experience with Commercial, Industrial & Residential properties for private sector clients including property companies, plc.’s, corporations, institutions, and banks.

He has worked as a chartered surveyor within the PBC Professional Team specifically in contract administration, bank monitoring, pre-acquisition surveys, dilapidations, building condition surveys, and general professional work.

James has established a detailed knowledge and experience with historic and listed buildings through work with central London landed estates as well as establishing contractual frameworks for commercial contract works.

Other specialisms include Bank Monitoring undertaken for a variety of Specialist Banks, as well as smaller boutique funders, with schemes from £600K to £14 million of construction value.

In his spare time James enjoys travelling, snowboarding and failed attempts at improving his golf game!

Simon Garrard - PBC Member

Simon Garrard

Associate Director and SKA Ratings Assessor

Qualifications: BSc Hons, MRICS

Simon has been a valued member of the Professional team at Project and Building Consultancy since 2010 expanding upon his previous roles within the private sector, with experience covering the residential, commercial and industrial property working for a range of clients including private individuals through to large public listed hedge funds.

Simon has particular experience in Contract Administration and design, having undertaken a number of residential refurbishment instructions recently.

Simon is also a qualified RICS SKA ratings assessor for both Commercial & Retail property helping our clients realise their goals to not only undertake more sustainable refurbishments but to create more sustainable building portfolios which is becoming an ever more important issue.

Out side of the office I prefer to spend most my time underwater, I am a keen ‘technical’ diver (SCUBA ) with a passion for cave and abandoned mine exploration and deep wreck diving.