Commercial Property Consultants

Build Consultants are expert property advisors and work alongside the Business of Drinks Team to ensure that the special property issues particular to the drinks industry are tackled with efficiency and the energy required to produce prompt solutions.

Commercial property requires a diverse set of skills, knowledge or experience in order to create true value for a client. We understand that every business experiences their own unique set of challenges and our property consultancy is tailored to fit in around each business’s requirements.

How we help you

At Build Consultants we work with our Clients to define the criteria that will enable us to find the right property to suit their needs. The premises, whether leasehold or freehold, must suit the business’s processes and plans for the future. When choosing the right property that is best value and fit for purpose, consideration must be given to:

  • Site boundaries and land condition
  • Building type, quality, age, size and volume
  • Fixtures, fittings and services – including broadband
  • Health & Safety planning
  • Risk assessments
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Rights such as access, light & covenants
  • The entire fee title interest including all air rights and subterranean rights
  • All development rights.

Our Expertise

Build Consultants assist Clients in assessing which property is fit for their planned use. We ensure that the physical condition will allow the Client’s business to operate efficiently, checking that the structure is sound, there are no legal restrictions on use, there is adequate parking, there are good transport links for staff, customers and suppliers.

We will negotiate the best terms to satisfy our Clients’ needs whether short or long leasehold, or the best price for freehold acquisitions.

We have a highly qualified team of experts in every aspect of design, planning and project management. Our designers work with surveyors, planners and agents on all aspects of design, ensuring creative and cost effective building solutions, which include:

  • Design concepts & working drawings
  • Computer generated image modelling
  • Taking the concept the co-ordination stage

We can help in all aspects of design from the initial land purchase, through to architectural drawings and right on to the finished build. We can work with you to tailor a plan to suit your requirements.

All this from one organisation, under one roof – Build Consultants provide a one-stop solution to property acquisition.


Case Study

CKL Developments Ltd


A Sussex-based internationally renowned historic racing car restoration company required substantial upgrade and an increase to their workshop and office space. With no further room available at their existing premises, which were in any event too small, restricted and only available on a short term lease, Build Consultants Ltd were commissioned to acquire a suitable freehold site and to oversee the design / build project associated with the increased size requirement.

Finding the right location within ten miles of the existing premises, taking on the challenge of negotiating the freehold terms, dealing with conveyance issues, the Environment Agency drainage design requirements and the local Planning Authority change of use conditions, all represented a challenge for the whole team.  Build Consultants completed the turnkey project inside 12 months, within budget, ready for the workshop to be open for new production to commence at a lull in the historic car racing season,

The stock of buildings acquired were refurbished to ‘Formula One’ standard of finish including such features as ceramic tiled floors, acoustically insulated engine test facilities and fully air conditioned workshops with extensive services provision and dedicated filtration / ventilation systems. Mezzanine-enclosed specialist workshops and welfare facilities were galleried above the main workshop to cultivate a team-building atmosphere where quality could be number one.

All this technology, secluded on a secure landscaped site, in the Sussex countryside woodland.