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Specialist Services

Built Environment

Through our trusted partners, we are able to provide straightforward, commercially aware and technically robust advice to clients in the Built Environment sector, extending across a wide range of advisory and environmental consultancy services.


We are able to support investors, developers, regulators, policy makers, building and land owners and other stakeholders in the following business sectors;


Key Features

  • Residential
  • Commercial/ Industrial
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Defence
  • Culture, Leisure, Sport and Tourism
  • Urban Regeneration

Our expertise includes the following services;

  • Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control
  • Architecture
  • Carbon Management & Energy Efficiency
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Management, Permitting & Compliance
  • Hazardous Material Management
  • Hydrology & Hydrogeology
  • Land Surveying
  • Marine Science
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Air Quality
  • Archaeology & Heritage
  • CAD & GIS
  • CFD, Wind & Energy
  • Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Highways & Transportation Planning
  • Land Quality & Remediation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape and Urban Design
  • Mine Waste Engineering
  • Oil & Gas Advisory Services
  • Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness & Response
  • Risk Assessment & Toxicology
  • Valuations & Estate Management
  • Planning Policy & Strategy
  • Process Engineering & Process Safety
  • Soil Science
  • Transactional Due Diligence
  • Waste Management
  • Expert Witness and Arbitration Support
  • Masterplanning and Sustainable Design Practice
  • Planning Policy & Strategy
  • Site Investigation, Remediation, Toxicology and Human Health
  • Site Promotion and Consultation

Building Services

We are able to offer a one stop shop solution for building and project consultancy services to commercial property owners, funders, occupiers and advisors on the entire lifecycle of property assets. Utilising our expertise in all aspects of building surveying, project management, cost consultancy, construction technology, sustainability and environmental services.

First FM offer a high quality service focused across the following sectors, based on technical expertise, commercial business acumen and a proactive approach.

Project Services

  • Project Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Design Services
  • Cost Consultancy
  • Principal Designer: Construction Design & Management Regulations (2015)
  • Project Monitoring
  • Party Wall Matters
  • Sustainable Development
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Transactional Services

  • Pre­Acquisition Surveys
  • Vendor Surveys
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Energy Performance Certification
  • Asbestos Surveys
  • Measured Surveys

Asset Management

  • Dilapidations Advice
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Reinstatement Cost Assessments
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Neighbourly Matters
  • Asbestos Surveys
  • Expert Witness
  • Measured Surveys

Forensic Building Investigation

We are able to offer, through our partnership network, expert investigation and remediation services for commercial, listed and heritage buildings.


Utilising proven and extensive experience, our consultancy services cover schools, listed buildings, showrooms and maintenance facilities such as refuse transfer stations. Crematoria, cinemas, sports and leisure centres and multi­storey car park.

Through many years of investigating failures, defects and collapses of buildings and construction, we are able to provide the preparation and supervision of remedial works, and forensic investigation to expert witness level in court proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.

Across the following disciplines;

  • Piling and foundation failures
  • Masonry Damage
  • Failed Render
  • Vibration Damage
  • Concrete Failures
  • Sewer Failures
  • Natural stone cladding failures
  • Stone staircase failures
  • Timber frame damage and failures
  • Pipeline failures
  • Reservoir damage
  • Pollution of water boreholes
  • Landslip and excavation failures
  • Defective tanking and waterproofing
  • Flooding
  • Roof damage and failures
  • Floor damage and failures
  • Glazing failures
  • Structural steelwork collapses and damage
  • Water ingress into basements and basement car parks