The Opening Of The Manchester Office
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Manchester, expanding our professional services and catering for our growing Client base in and around the North of England.
We have appointed Kenneth Birch as Director to lead and grow the Manchester office. Ken joins us from the Mace Group and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with more than twenty-five years’ experience across the commercial, private and public property sectors.
The ‘Building Top 100’ construction consultancy and former Building Magazine Construction Consultant of the Year has seen a 20% growth in staff numbers in the last twelve month period with similar growth projected for 2023/24.
The Manchester office formally opened in February 2023 where our six Partners and Ken were greeted by Philip Murphy of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Partners, Simon Zawada and Steve Demuth welcomed Ken to the Manchester office, who himself commented: ‘’This is a very proud moment in my long and distinguished career to be joining Bailey Partnership in these exciting times, when demand for our services, due to the quality of our people and our commitment to the relentless pursuit of excellence, is growing. Bailey Partnership is a forward thinking, innovative multidisciplinary construction consultancy who have a track record of delivering seamless and collaborative services to our clients and project stakeholders through our range of in-house construction disciplines.
This milestone expansion represents significant growth for our company, providing professional construction consultancy services in the North to the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, Homes England, Local Authorities, retailers Flying Tiger, Copenhagen and a number of private sector commissions.
Last year we project managed the Flying Tiger, Copenhagen expansion into the North in 2021 opening stores in both Leeds and Sheffield and more recently led on the fit out of their new 2300 sq ft store within Manchester Arndale Shopping centre which opened in September 2022.
The exceptional flagship office space at Balloon Street is located in the heart of Manchester where we are partnering with Orega, one of the most established workspace brands in Manchester and across the UK.
Ken will be supported by a multi disciplinary team offering a full range of construction consultancy services to clients in the North of England which include Project/Programme Management, Building Surveying, Fire Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Interior Design, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering and Principal Designer duties.
We are recognised industry leaders in Fire Safety consultancy and in January 2023 we were appointed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) as an Approved Consultant to the panel of Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls (FRAEW) Assessors. Our practice provides Facade and Fire Engineering services across the UK offering a highly specialist External Wall System surveys (EWS1) and Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls (FRAEW) service conforming to PAS 9980, the Code of Practice for conducting external wall surveys forming part of the risk-based guidance referred to within the Fire Safety Act 2021.
Managing Partner, Simon Zawada, says: “At Bailey Partnership we have a fantastic team of highly talented individuals and our expansion into the North of England builds on the skills and expertise that Ken and his growing Manchester team brings. We have been utterly delighted with the warm welcome extended to us by everyone we meet in the City, Regional Clients and Business partners alike and are truly excited to be part of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ where we look forward to the future providing our professional services to support and build on the vibrancy that the region already offers”.