Company Owner Alan Walton

Member Article

Newcastle Surveyor On Course For Expansion

Newcastle chartered surveying firm AJ Walton Architecture & Surveying has reported “a solid year of growth” and has relocated to the city centre to meet demand for its services.

The firm has said it is on course to treble its turnover inside three years and will look to bolster its workforce as it becomes one of the region’s most respected independent surveyors.

Northumbria University graduate Alan Walton in 2014, who has previously worked on high profile surveying assignments in the Middle East and London before returning to his native North East to set up the business, explains: “2016 was a big year for us. We have seen a marked uplift in the amount of residential surveys we have undertaken and we have secured a significant number of listed building and office conversions, which is an arena we take great pride in here at our company.

“We’re looking to double our workforce in the next 12 months and have recently taken on a Senior Architectural Technician, a Chartered Building Surveyor, and an office manager to run the administration side of the business so that our professional team can concentrate on technical production and client management.”

With client numbers on the rise and the future looking bright for one of Newcastle’s most forward thinking RICS Chartered Surveyors, Alan Walton believes that now is the time to take the business to the next level and will look to explore new markets in the coming months.

He adds: “Now that we’ve moved into our new home, we feel as though we’re now in an extremely strong position to offer a full range of services under one roof covering all architectural and surveying services for both commercial and residential projects.”

“Our company is forward thinking and we use the latest design software to produce accurate surveys and architectural plans in a timely manner. Many of our clients are investing in commercial premises after waiting, as I have, for the economy to bolster and this is an area we’ll be looking to capitalise on moving forward.

“A lot of our projects at present are converting commercial premises back into residential units due to a shortage of housing, along with office and light industrial developments, specifically geared towards SMEs. We have worked on many commercial projects over the years and we’re looking forward to securing more contracts in this area.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Jane Crosby .

Enjoy the read? Get Bdaily delivered.

Sign up to receive our popular North East morning email for free.

* Occasional offers & updates from selected Bdaily partners

Our Partners

Top Ten Most Read