Project & Building Consultancy Testimonials


"We were delighted with WHR's personalised management of our fit out scheme and office relocation. WHR worked with our staff and management teams to establish a new UK Headquarters with relaxed and functional office and meeting areas. We are overjoyed with new office and are already working with WHR on future schemes."

Sian Hopwood, Senior Vice President, Operations, Kewill


"WHR provided excellent design and project management expertise resulting in the successful refurbishment of our additional office space and the re-design and alterations to reception whilst maintaining a working office."

Paul Deehan, Finance Director, Turley


"We were extremely pleased with WHR’s management of our fit out scheme, which ensured that the scheme met with our needs to provide a high-end client and office environment. WHR’s knowledge of the marketplace, ability to source and present materials and finishes, and ability to manage and liaise with contractors was excellent,. We are very happy with our fit out and look forward to working with WHR in future."

Michelle Elliot, Tosca Fund


"WHR successfully managed the recent package of refurbishment and repair works on the recent acquisition at 9 Portland Street. From Day One, they understood our requirements and provided us with detailed information on costings and how to procure the works in the most suitable fashion. The works were project managed professionally and sensible solutions put forward to deal with any issues encountered, resulting in a building that we know can perform as well as it looks. I look forward to working with John’s team in the future."

Andrew MacGilp, Director of Property & Asset Management, London & Scottish Investments


"In my capacity as Area Business Manager for Crown Prosecution Service in Cumbria I was responsible for matters relating to the buildings which CPS occupied.

Over the course of the 12 years that I was in this position I had to project manage two office closures and three office relocations.

For each of these projects I relied heavily on the services of Alan to deal with all aspects relating to the accommodation changes and refurbishments that were to be carried out. Alan dealt with all of the accommodation issues ranging from carrying out property searches, arranging site visits, working with project teams to draw up floor plans and desk layouts, producing cost estimates, schedules of works, snagging lists and on-site supervision of contractors.

In each of the projects I found Alan to be an incredibly professional and effective project manager. Deadlines were managed and met, works were supervised effectively, contractors were engaged and their contracts managed without issue and any defects that were identified were dealt with appropriately.

The services that Alan provided for CPS were invaluable and meant that I was able to focus on the other aspects of the accommodation changes in the knowledge that the buildings related matters were in safe hands."

John Pears, Business Change and Delivery Manager, Crown Prosecution Service


"The project has not been fully completed, but after 75% of project completion we are extremely pleased with the professional management of WHR and the awareness to critical milestone objectives within the project, required to keep current business goals."

Phil Crawshaw, Managing Director


"You had concerns about the insured value and suggested that a formal re-instatement cost assessment should be carried out. You took responsibility for the assignment. You understood fully the urgency of the issue, and dealt with it in a short time scale, with great efficiency, and at a most reasonable fee. As a result our reduction in premium in the current year was almost twice your fee, and we have the on-going benefit for future years."

Charles Frieze, CA Frieze


"We have been suitably impressed with the level of service we have received from John and his team and which has been consistently of a high level across a number of instructions. In particular the efficiency, expert knowledge and enthusiasm have been key attributes that have impressed us about the WHR Building Consultancy team under the co-ordination and direction of John. We look forward to a continued and mutually beneficial business association with John and his team."

Paul Codling, Asset Management-HIMOR GROUP


"Once I had met with the team my concerns of employing an external consultant were immediately put to rest. I am very impressed with the performance and the quality of the architectural designs and works undertaken to the school. James has helped reconfigure and refurbish the existing facilities within time, whilst providing excellent cost savings to the school. Everyone has gone the extra mile for us and is willing to help out on the smallest of schemes.

John Littler, Headmaster


"John is a dedicated professional who from my experience is meticulous in his approach to the work in hand. He has a firm understanding of the project from the outset and throughout. His knowledge within the construction industry and his work ethic is extremely impressive. He is extremely personable and I have enjoyed working with him throughout my particular project. I have no hesitation in recommending his services to others and would be more than happy to be contacted to this effect."

Director, Vale Heritage Properties Ltd


"James Peeling delivered the works on programme and to our budget. I would not hesitate in recommended his services to other clients."

Jenny Smith, Property Manager, Manchester Airport


"Firstly, let me thank you for all of your efforts during this project. As you know we are always rather concerned when works are being undertaken on our premises because of who we are. Your hard work ensured that this one ran extremely smoothly and was finished on time."

Bernie McVerry, Estates Manager, Health & Safety Executive

"This is the third major building project that I have used the services of James Peeling (in two separate schools) and once again he has more than delivered in terms of professionalism of approach; responsiveness to requirements and overall excellent quality of project management.  The Before and After photographs are testament to a job well done; on time and to budget.  I am now looking forward to the next project and the reassurance that commissioning James and WHR Property brings with it."

Jackie Stillings, Head Teacher

"The accommodation was fully rewired and refurbished to provide modern space for occupation by both the CPS and the Police to a high standard. James managed the project effectively and delivered the space to use on time and to the satisfaction of all involved."

Anita Haynes, Estates Manager, CPS

"James delivered two major refurbishment projects for my programme at the Department of Business Innovation & Skills.  He provided in-depth knowledge, professional guidance and also demonstrated a forward-thinking approach to solving the problems which, inevitably, are presented by large-scale building refurbishments.  It was a pleasure to have James supporting me."

Mike Hindson-Evans, Site Transitions Programme Manager, Dept of Business Innovation & Skills