We interview Will Rogers as he approaches his 1st anniversary at Anderton Gables. Based in the Preston office Will is a Senior Chartered Building Surveyor.
Will, describe a typical day in your shoes?
Supported by a brilliant team of Assistant / Chartered Building Surveyors and Architectural Technologists, I am responsible for the management of the Project + Development Team at our Preston Office, reporting to Senior Partners.
Working predominantly within the Commercial Sector, I am responsible for delivering a wide range of exciting large scale refurbishment / adaptation and new build schemes throughout the entire project lifecycle. Current projects involve the refurbishment and formation of new shopping complex units / car parking facilities and the refurbishment of large scale multi-storey office premises and industrial units across the UK.
Within my day to day role, I perform a wide range of core building surveying services to our Clients. These duties can largely include preparation of feasibility studies with detailed cost estimates / cost plans, preparation of tender drawings / packages to undertaking general site inspections conducting my Lead Consultant / Contract Administration and Project Management roles.
Within our Commercial Building Surveying Team I provide support to my colleagues, undertaking Dilapidations instructions (acting for both Landlord & Tenant), preparation of Pre-lease Assessment Reports, preparation of detailed Schedules of Condition & Party Wall instructions (Registered Pyramid & Thisbe Club member).
Any business or personal highlights to share with us?
Following our ‘LBV’ Property Business of the Year award last year, we have been named once again as a finalist for Property Business of the Year award 2016.
Personally, I am currently in the process of enrolling to study a Postgraduate MBA in Construction and Real Estate at the College of Estate Management (CEM).
What do you most enjoy about working for the company?
As a Building Surveyor, it is important that you are able to specialise within a discipline and also have the opportunity to undertake other core surveying roles. At Andertons Gables we specialise in both Commercial Building Surveying and Project + Development. We support each other and operate an inclusive culture across the practice. As an employee of Andertons Gables, we are provided with the opportunity to develop our careers within an exciting dynamic practice / environment.
The satisfaction of providing Clients with programme / Project Management / feasibility advice relating to their premises portfolio. I enjoy helping to develop my clients’ visions for their premises into reality.
I enjoy facing the challenges that every day brings. No two days are the same. As Chartered Building Surveyors we are expert problem solvers combining information and professional knowledge to provide solutions.
I like being part of a reliable and hardworking team that is willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to provide a first class service to our clients.
Finally Will, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Outside work I am a keen musician spending lots of time making noise on the drums, guitar and piano!