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Anstey Horne expands its Manchester presence with the Addition of Gray Scanlan Hill’s team of Specialist Chartered Building Surveyors

Building on its 200 year history of providing professional expertise as the UK’s leading rights to light, party wall, EWS1* advisor Anstey Horne has expanded its Manchester presence by joining forces with Gray Scanlan Hill.

Anstey Horne has been instrumental in the development of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, updating and authoring specialist publications, and more recently a detailed digital model that allows it to visualise new developments in real time. The decision bring Gray Scanlan Hill into the practice, which has been established in Manchester for 17 years, means that the office has grown to a dozen staff in the region. This provides the company with a substantial increase in its building surveying expertise with dilapidation advice, project management, technical due diligence and a broad range of specialist independent technical advice. In addition to Manchester, Anstey Horne has five further UK offices including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Plymouth, and Norwich employing a total of 87 staff.

The team brings together a wealth of market-leading experience, a focus on quality service, and professional expertise. Gray Scanlan Hill’s Manchester team brings Anstey Horne’s total project and building consultancy headcount to 40 in the UK. This is in addition to the existing team of 45 surveyors specialising in rights to light and party wall.

Senior Director Simon Hill moved to Manchester in 1994 to help grow the Malcolm Hollis regional offices before forming Gray Scanlan Hill in 2005. Simon has a depth of knowledge and experience with a loyal client base that keeps him very busy. He is a dilapidations and survey specialist recognised by clients for providing clear informed technical advice and going that extra mile.

Commenting on the move, Simon Hill said;

“We are really pleased to be joining Anstey Horne. Our businesses share a commitment to providing the highest level of service to clients to help them resolve a range of complex technical and commercial challenges across all sectors and types of building asset.

“The building surveying services we provide will now be complimented and further supplemented by the Anstey Horne team, who have an enviable reputation in the delivery of rights to light, and daylight & sunlight, party wall, building and fire consultancy services, and specialist technical advice.”

Simon is joined by fellow Director Darren Hughes who brings invaluable experience having joined the practice in 2017 after 14 years working for Lambeth Smith Hampton. He has acted for numerous blue-chip clients over the years advising funds, investors, asset managers and corporate occupiers.

Simon and Darren are joining Anstey Horne as directors with their team of seven surveyors and staff.

Alex Parry-Jones, Head of Building Consultancy at Anstey Horne said;

‘It’s great to welcome Simon, Darren and the team to Anstey Horne at a time when we are diversifying and growing our specialist teams across the UK to meet client demand and meet their expectations of the high level of service we seek to provide. Alongside our general building consultancy services we now offer a full range of fire consultancy advice to support our clients’ assets from pre-planning fire strategies to specialist FRAEW** surveys of existing stock’.

*EWS1: The EWS1 process was designed by RICS to support the valuation process for high-rise residential buildings with cladding. It is not a government or regulatory requirement.

**FRAEW: British Standards (BSI) code of practice (PAS9980) for the Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls (FRAEW) Surveys applies from the 31st January 2022

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