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Project & Development Services

The Project & Development Services team operate throughout the UK providing Project Management, Building Surveying, Programme Management, Interior Design, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and Cost Consultancy services. We work across all sectors, which include offices, retail, industrial and distribution centres, manufacturing, leisure, high end residential, occupier build to suits, developer led speculative schemes and mission critical data centres. 

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We work with both occupiers and investors to provide market leading, commercially driven advice, delivering outstanding results for our clients, whether through the delivery of a new build to suit, or though the negotiation and settlement of a dilapidations claim. 

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Capital planning and execution

From single projects to global portfolios, capital planning and execution are implemented through a methodology of strategic planning, workplace re-engineering, construction management, and relocation management.


Cushman & Wakefield will manage your industrial, retail, and office build-to-suit projects. We will tailor them to your employee and operational requirements.

Informed site selection

The early integration of project management into site selection helps qualify potential locations while troubleshooting potential issues before they cause expense or delay.

Going green

Cushman & Wakefield is a leader in environmental/sustainable design and property management. Partnership with our clients has resulted in millions of BREEAM/LEED certified squared feet and several buildings registered and in progress globally.

How We Can Help

Strategic planning and consultation

Our Project & Development Services team will prepare an analysis of pertinent issues to define costs, schedules, and a transition strategy if required. The result is reduced operating expenses and personnel costs, increased efficiency and productivity, and operational flexibility.

Programme Management

The Programme Management Office (PMO) provides a single point of contact to clients for the management of multiple projects and service lines. The PMO manages the integration of multiple teams and provides economies of scale to bring efficiency and consistency to delivery and provides clients with a single point of contact. The PMO can operate within a single country, or span multiple countries and the combination of a Programme Office Lead and local delivery teams, creates a cohesive team who are able to tie proactive strategy and effective delivery to maximise business benefit for the client.

Key Business Areas:

  • Management of the delivery of multiple projects 
  • Integration of multi service lines
  • Optimise performance and consistency of delivery
  • Consistency of delivery and reporting

Tenant fit out

For tenant fit outs, our Project Manager will be your trusted advisor, charged with coordinating all aspects of the project, including any related lease provisions, managing construction costs, communicating base building definitions, ensuring schedules and commencement dates are met, and identifying landlord obligations and commitments during design and construction.

Construction management

We will oversee every step of your construction project, including site review, organisation and logistics, reporting, design and construction management, change orders, submittal process, project cost management, quality assurance, performance measurement, and billing administration.

Build-to-suit management

We will help you identify goals for the space and then develop all required construction documents and detailed written specifications for all building systems and components. Our team will create and oversee schedules, budgets, and contracting so that your space is built according to plan – on time and within budget.

Move management

Our structured project management methodology of organising, managing, and coordinating the movement of people, equipment, contents, and furnishings between or within physical facilities ensures minimal disruptions to operations. We assume responsibility for the entire process, from coordinating budgets and schedules and managing change communications, right down to the physical move.

Transaction consulting

By integrating projects into transactions we draw upon all relevant expertise throughout our organisation to analyse a real estate opportunity and to deliver a holistic solution that encompasses all characteristics of a client's space occupancy.

Change management

Using our proprietary change management model, we will diagnose challenges, such as employee resistance, and create a customised plan to transition employees through the change process.

Building consultancy

We have a dedicated team of Building Surveyors providing the following core services, Due Diligence, Dilapidations and Exit Strategy, EPCs & Sustainability, Dilapidations Assessments, Construction Monitoring, Reinstatement Cost Assessments, Contract Administration, and Planned Preventative Maintenance

Workplace and interior design

Our team undertake Workplace Consultancy to provide our occupier clients with a detailed analysis of their occupational requirements. The designers are quickly able to provide blocking and stacking drawings and test fits to allow our Clients and Real Estate professionals to readily determine the suitability of shortlisted buildings. As required, stunning Interior Design schemes and fully co-ordinated space plans can be fully developed and documented, to allow like for like contractor procurement.

Development management

We provide a management function associated with the development of buildings, which is the management of the development process from start through planning and financing; to procurement and construction to completion, marketing and letting and occupation of a project. We undertake Option Studies, Risk Analysis, Site Analysis, Planning Strategy, Feasibility Analysis & Development Monitoring.

Cost consultancy

C&W's Project & Development Services professionals deliver value through rigorous cost management and value engineering, adherence to project schedules, assurance of quality, risk mitigation, and economies of scale through leveraged procurement.

Mechanical & electrical consultancy

Our Mechanical and Electrical Engineers are able to provide a full range of engineering services. They have responsibility for the selection, design, environmental performance and implementation of electrical and mechanical services systems across all types of commercial buildings in EMEA. They also provide engineering services support to various other sections of our UK business.

Adding Value – The Advantages Of Our Approach

Optimal service coverage

Our regional project management structure provides optimal coverage to our clients. Through our market-leading global network you will have access to resources, actionable intelligence, and opportunities to grow your portfolio in North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA, and Latin America. Within each region we have strategically placed project managers in offices that enable us to provide maximum coverage with the least amount of travel.

Cost management

Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services professionals deliver value through rigorous cost management and value engineering, adherence to project schedules, assurance of quality, risk mitigation, and economies of scale through leveraged procurement.

Complete service

We offer a seamless and complete advisory service, involving our market-leading account management team as well as our research and corporate finance teams. This means our clients are the best-advised investors in the market.

Experience and Resources

For more than 50 years, Cushman & Wakefield has provided project management and development expertise for several hundred million square feet of commercial office development, corporate headquarters, financial centres, high technology, hospitality, government, and educational facilities around the world. A significant strength is our program management capability for portfolio-based project implementation.

Our professionals come from architectural firms, engineering companies and construction organisations and have an excellent understanding of those competencies that are invaluable in their role as Project Manager. Major corporations that have benefited from Cushman & Wakefield’s project management service include Avon, Old Mutual, Fluor and Aviva to name a few. We are structured to address both dedicated and variable resource requirements.

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