Welcome to Spencer Property Consultancy

Spencer Property Consultancy is an experienced Chartered Building Surveying practice with an aim to provide intelligent, clear advice and reliable services to our clients to help them achieve their goals and manage their property needs.

Whatever you are seeking to do with your property – be this just one property, an estate, or a portfolio – we can offer a tailored service to suit your needs and budget. We can help to deal with an existing property or bring a new idea to life, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The majority of our experience and work is within the residential, education and commercial sectors. This ranges from dealing with specific issues for individual homeowners to working with commercial organisations, property investors and developers. Amongst other work, we have been involved in the redevelopment of housing estates; extensions, refurbishment and repair projects to schools / academies; commercial refurbishments; Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programmes for academies and universities; and providing Expert Witness advice in respect of various matters in relation to various property types.

However, we also have experience of dealing with certain specialist areas including developing Extra Care Homes and even a galvanising plant (which, at the time of construction, was the cleanest plant in the country).

We also focus on assisting Single and Multi Academy Trusts in securing funding through the current CIF scheme, and the ACMF scheme before that, successfully obtaining millions of pounds worth of funding for clients over the years. We have then delivered the projects this funded to improve the environment and facilities and better enable the education provision for those Trusts.

The majority of MATs cannot access CIF due to the constraints of this funding source, but we can help MATs in planning the expenditure of the direct funding (and other fundraising) they obtain. This is increasingly important as the government look to all academies / Trusts to be proactive in managing their estates and take a more commercial approach to doing this. In terms of CIF, evidencing this has become vital to ensure any bids to this fund can achieve the points needed to be successful. Our director has, prior to setting up Spencer Property Consultancy, had an article published in Education Executive in 2019 to outline what Trusts need to put in place to ensure they have the best chance of meeting the latest CIF criteria.

Party Wall Surveyor

We have also specialised in providing Party Wall Surveyor services and have experience of acting on behalf of both Building Owners and Adjoining Owners since 2000. Our Director Alex Manuel is a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club (a group who have specialised in this field and which was established in the 1970s), and he is currently Chairman of the Cambridgeshire branch of the Club.

Although based in Northamptonshire, we operate throughout the south of England as well as undertaking work in the North when required by our clients. Travel has always been a part of our role and we will go wherever our clients need us to. This has also lead to us dealing with many different types of regional construction techniques and materials, including cob houses and stone roofs.

Our Services

Defect diagnosis

Building surveys

Party Wall Surveyor role

Design and specification

Tendering of projects

Contract Administration and Project Management roles

Our Sectors

Spencer Property Consultancy is not limited to the sectors listed below. However, we typically specialise in:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Education
  • Care Homes

Get in Touch

Interested in finding out more about Spencer Property Consultancy and how we can help you with your next project? Please complete the short form below and we’ll get back to you.

Alternatively, please feel free to give us a call 01933 356 915 (office) or 07786 387 367 (mobile).

If you would prefer to send a more detailed message to us, please email Alex Manuel, Director at Spencer Property Consultancy: alex@spencerpc.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.