Cost Planning and Viability

Cost Planning and Viability

Cost Planning and Viability

Cost Planning and Viability

Today’s volatile global economic markets, coupled with the essential need to tackle the climate emergency, means that the engineering industry cannot stand still, and we constantly challenge and innovate to ensure we deliver best value built environment solutions.

We recognise that with uncertainty comes risk which can result in increased costs and reduced viability. In response, we provide consultancy services that deliver clear, concise solution – based
advice, forecasting risk from the outset.

Our multidiscipline experts work with you in partnership to support every aspect of your project, taking the time to fully understand the required outcomes and working to deliver results which
surpass expectations. We offer a unique service that incorporates engineering and environmental design for every aspect of your scheme, spanning all sectors and scales of project and encompassing
all specialisms.


Our expertise in Net Zero, circular economy and climate resilience is embedded across all our disciplines and we are industry leaders in this field. Our in – depth knowledge of new and emerging legislation is underpinned by our expertise in sustainable design, enabling us to guide you from the outset of any project.

The early design and feasibility stages of any scheme leading up to planning require iterative assessment and is the point in a project’s lifecycle at which most impact on viability can be achieved.
We dedicate highly experienced staff to supporting this pivotal process, and our collaborative culture
means we understand the complex, interwoven challenges faced by each discipline and work to overcome these so that optimum solutions can be delivered at pace.

We will work together with the project team to de-risk your project through proactive early engagement and consultation with targeted stakeholders and prioritise the identification of risks and opportunities.

Our extensive experience across both the public and private sectors has seen us develop a wealth of
expertise in providing transportation, infrastructure, civil and structural engineering, environmental, sustainability and building services solutions for any scheme.

Mark Terndrup

Managing Director
Building Services – South
Tel: +44 207 928 7888


Net Zero &

We ensure sustainability and net zero principals are embedded in every project at every opportunity

Site Selection
& Appraisal

The ability to accurately assess the true value of any acquisition or asset is pivotal in the decision making process of any scheme.

Planning &

Exemplary designs need the best site teams to bring them to life, and we take great pride in helping you realise your vision.

Construction & Development

We cover all sectors and span all engineering and environmental disciplines, bringing the right expertise at each stage.

Operation &
Asset Management

Our in–house expertise provides you with a total solution to help you manage and operate your assets.


We recognise the need to optimise the value of your assets whether they are newly constructed properties or existing building stock.

Project Lifecycle Support

Waterman is a valued consultant who continually delivers, and they have proven to be a reliable and trustworthy advisor to us for many years

David Hutton, Director, CO – RE.

Key Services

Acoustics, Noise and Vibration
Contaminated Land Advice
Air Quality, Dust and Odour
Flood Risk Assessment
Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDs)
Archaeology and Built Heritage
Landscape planning and design
Waste advice, permit and planning
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Corporate and Property Due Diligence
Transport Modelling Sustainable Transport and Travel Plan advice
Bridge Design
Rail design
Health & Safety/ Principal Designer
Utilities and Infrastructure advice

Geotechnical studies / investigations
Structural advice / surveys and due diligence reports
Building Services advice / surveys and due diligence reports
Public Health advice / surveys and due diligence reports
Smart Technology
Vertical Transport
Energy strategies and renewables advice
Embodied Carbon studies, Operational Carbon and Whole – Life Carbon, advice
Circular economy and material passports
Climate Resilience
Sustainability Statements
Energy Performance Certificates and NABERS Assessments

Find Out more…

Featured Project

Burlington Gate situated in the heart of London’s Mayfair, this exceptional 65,000 sq ft residential scheme delivered 42 luxury apartments and penthouses.

The scheme incorporates boutique hotel-style amenities, including an on-site concierge, gym, spa and private underground parking facilities served by two resident car lifts.

The stunning new arcade, the first in Mayfair since 1930, is surrounded by 25,000 sq ft of art gallery space on the lower ground, ground and part of the first floor. A distinctive central lightwell allows natural light penetration to the area, creating two blocks of properties to the East and West sides of the site with access to the galleries at ground floor level.

Our team delivered the building services and structural engineering designs for this exceptional development, and our specialists used prefabrication techniques to significantly reduce the apartment fit-out and construction programme. This included the two main mechanical and electrical risers and apartment heat interface unit utility cupboards, which were both manufactured off-site to ensure consistent quality.

This significant development was physically constrained by a restrictive 35 x 40m rectangular plot, which presented a complex set of challenges for our structures team. In addition, the new three-level basement was formed immediately adjacent the neighbouring property, requiring sensitivity during demolition of the existing building and subsequent redevelopment.

To overcome these challenges, a sheet-piled retaining wall was adopted in-lieu of more traditional secant piling. This used an innovative strut-tie force transfer system which resulted in large horizontal forces in the ground- and first-floor basement structures, allowing the superstructure floors and first basement level to extend beyond the footprint of the retaining-wall enclosure to the lower two basement levels.

We carefully considered the site’s energy efficiency throughout the design process, and our mechanical and electrical design incorporated combined heat and power plant and PV cells which reduce the scheme’s carbon emissions by 36% above Building Regulation requirements.
The apartments all achieved EPC B ratings due to low energy initiatives including LED lighting, and the scheme achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and ‘Level 4’ Code for Sustainable Homes 2010 (CfSH) certifications.


Burlington Gate