The Practice was founded in 1986 with the goal of becoming the best Independent Monitoring Surveying practice in the UK. Today Westminster Consultants is trusted by many of the country’s leading banks and funding institutions to advise on their property development and investment lending portfolios.
Our values reflect the professional standards upon which we are judged; by providing outstanding service to our clients, to give advice that adds value to each project, to uphold the ethics and integrity of the profession and build long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships that focus on improvement.
Our aim is to work collaboratively with both the funder and the borrower to identify the risks, establish the mitigation or avoidance strategy and limit the impact on the project. We take responsibility for our actions, act with integrity and respect all members of the team, whilst providing a high level of individual input to each project.
Together the Partners of Westminster Consultants have over 100 years of hands-on experience, with an unrivalled track record of delivering successful projects for our clients. Since our inception, we have monitored over 4,000 projects with a combined value in excess of £4 billion.
What Our Clients Say
I have worked with Bruce and Richard of Westminster Consultants for well over 30 years now so I am clearly a satisfied client. There isn’t another firm in the sector that has the same depth of experience – through three property market crises not including C-19 – so if you want people on your side who have seen it all before, West Con should be at the top of the list.
Rowland ThomasDirector, Close Brothers
John PollingtonInvestment Director, Downing LLP
I have worked with Bruce Smith at Westminster Consultants for over 30 years. He was my Monitoring Surveyor of choice then and still is, all these years later. In my experience, and having worked with Bruce through 2 recessions, he adds real value to a project, picking up key issues early in the build process, which may delay works or increase budgets. He works closely with the majority of my long-standing clients and they feel he gives them, as well as the Bank, another layer of protection. He is not afraid to make tough decisions and to ruffle a few feathers if the need arises. He is refreshingly honest, and seems to cram more hours into a working day than most.
Nigel JacksonDirector, Paragon Development Finance
Westminster Consultants have assisted Investec Bank for many years and developed a strong working relationship. The Team at Westminster Consultants provide thorough and reliable construction appraisal and monitoring advice to the Bank. We continue to be pleased with their sound professional advice and understanding of all elements of construction to satisfy the Bank’s requirements when considering development finance opportunities and ongoing monitoring. We are delighted with the service we receive.
Ian BurdettInvestec Structured Property Finance
The directors of Heritable have worked with Westminster Consultants for over 30 years on a number of wide ranging residential and mixed-use developments across the country. They provide professional and direct advice with a real understanding of the construction industry and Lenders’ requirements. Heritable continue to work closely with Bruce and the team and look forward to combining on many more development projects in the future.
Tom BarrattDirector, Heritable Development Finance