Gloucester chartered surveyors fly high with Heathrow appointment

Photo shows: Bruton Knowles Heathrow Project Team: James Bailey, Bill Simms, Nigel Billingsley, Jamie Pickup and Kimberley Turner
Bruton Knowles Team at Heathrow. Full caption in notes to editors

Gloucester-based Bruton Knowles has been appointed by Heathrow West Limited to provide land agency services in support of its application to develop a new terminal at Heathrow Airport.

A new terminal, which would be located to the west of the current airport site, would provide capacity for up to 40 million passengers each year, and would service the proposed new, North West runway.

With 200 staff across its 12 offices nationwide, Bruton Knowles employs 100 members of staff at its head office in Olympus Park, Gloucester. The property consultancy has been retained by Heathrow West Limited to deliver land referencing and associated services for its competitive bid. The announcement cements Bruton Knowles and Heathrow West Limited’s relationship.

James Bailey, Managing Partner at Bruton Knowles, said: “Heathrow Airport is one of the UK’s leading assets, playing a vital role in the nation’s economy.  As such, we are incredibly proud to be involved with the development of Heathrow West Limited’s plans to submit a development consent order (DCO) application later in 2020, an alternative to Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL) application.”

Carlton Brown, CEO of Heathrow West Limited added: “Bruton Knowles undoubtedly stands out from the crowd. Having witnessed first-hand their dedication, experience, deep understanding and sensitive handling of land referencing projects, Heathrow West Limited has no doubt that the consultancy is the right choice to support us in our proposals.”

Bruton Knowles’ role would include landscape and visual impact assessments; land and property services including community compensation packages.

The news follows a series of positive announcements for the independent property consultancy. Only last month, Bruton Knowles released record turnover (£13.85m) and profits (£2.3m) for 2018/19. Furthermore, the property consultancy has recently expanded its offer, opening a new branch in London to service a growing client based in the capital and South East.