Overview of Services

WH Stephens offers a comprehensive construction consultancy service from project inception to in use.

Our specialism includes Project & Programme Management, Quantity Surveying, Cost Management, Building Surveying and Principal Designer Services with each professional service tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients.

WHS can provide services for every need from individual commissions and reports to full day to day Project & Programme Management; we can also provide a full multi-disciplined design team from our tried and trusted partnership network.

Project & Programme Management

  • NEC4 Accredited Consultancy
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Design Co-ordination
  • Consultant Appointments & Management
  • Cost Control & Financial Reporting
  • Change management
  • Change Control
  • Programme and Progress reporting
  • Bid Management
  • Design Quality Indicator Assessment
  • Dispute Avoidance, Mitigation & Resolution
  • Expert Witness
  • Procurement Strategy, Advice and Management
  • Strategy and Business Case development Opportunity and benefits management
  • Brief Development
  • Tender Documentation
  • Master planning and control
  • Stakeholder management and plan communications
  • Quality Management
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Monitoring and measuring of performance
  • Employer’s Agent
  • Funders Representative

Quantity Surveying/ Cost Management

  • Cost Planning
  • Tender Documents
  • Bills of Quantities
  • Measurement and production of Tendering documentation
  • Assessment and processing of Interim Payments, Valuations & Payment Certificates
  • Analysis and agreement of variations/
    Compensation Events
  • Open book accounting and negotiation
  • Agreement of Final Accounts
  • Feasibility Studies, Cost estimates & Business Case Development
  • Strategic budget planning
  • Cost planning and management with RIBA staged
    sign off and contract sum analysis
  • Tender management
  • Contract Administration
  • Post-contract cost management, valuations
  • Risk and value management
  • Whole Life Costing
  • Change Control
  • Cost information relating to regulatory and statutory obligations
  • Advice to Project Funders and Bank monitoring
  • Stakeholder management and plan communications
  • Quality Management
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Monitoring and measuring of performance
  • Team management
  • Employer’s Agent
  • Funders Representative
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Expert Witness
  • Bank Monitor

Building Surveying

  • Site appraisal & initial building inspections
  • Brief development
  • Condition Surveys & Audits
  • Asbestos Surveys & Management
  • Historic Building Conservation
  • Building Pathology
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Insurance Claims and Valuations
  • Project Management
  • Access Audits and Design Advice
  • H&S Audits and Advice
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Energy Rating & Energy Performance Certificates
  • Dilapidation Surveys
  • Pre-Acquisition Surveys
  • Pre-lease Surveys
  • Defects Analysis
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Measured surveys of the existing buildings & survey drawings
  • Historic Research and Specialist recording of the property
  • Party wall, Rights of Light, Rights of Way and Rights of Support Advice & Management
  • Covenant, Easement, Prescriptive Rights & License Applications
  • Grant Applications
  • Design & Specification through RIBA stages
  • Specialist Consultant Appointments & Management
  • Planning approval
  • Building Regulation approval
  • Statutory Authority advice & compliance
  • Appeals, waivers and relaxations
  • CDM Regulation advice & compliance
  • Procurement & Cost Management
  • Tender Documents & Bills of Quantities
  • Programme & Contract Management
  • Facilities & Property Management
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules
  • Whole Life/ Life Cycle Costing
  • Expert Witness

Principal Designer Services

  • Advice to Clients regarding their duties under CDM
  • CDM Regulation advice & compliance
  • Collation and communication of the Pre-Construction Health
    and Safety Information Pack
  • Management of the production of Health and Safety files
  • Close liaison with site staff and monitoring of construction procedures to ensure compliance with required standards
  • Health & Safety audits