RLB UK has added another service to its client offering with the launch of its Utilities Advisory service, led by Chris Trew and Peter Baxter, both who join RLB this week.
With the utility industry becoming very commercialised, opportunities exist in every project for innovation in procurement, capital cost minimisation, and asset value recovery. By smart application of the rules associated with the deregulated utility market, best value can be leveraged. RLB’s new Utilities Advisory service will offer public sector, developers and property managers expertise and experience to be able to provide advice and counsel to ensure that they are securing their optimum position from the utilities in every construction procurement.
Chris and Peter and their team will bring together experience from commercial, engineering and utilities backgrounds to advise clients on the planning, procurement, and delivery strategy for utilities on any property or development.
Peter has over 35 experience working in the utilities arena having led on projects including 30 St. Mary Axe, energy master planning for the GLA, Imperial College Knightsbridge, HS2, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Royal Docks in London as well as a host of renewable energy projects in the UK and across Europe.
With over 30 years’ experience, Chris’ project portfolio is just as impressive having been involved in projects including Canada Water Masterplanning for British Land, O2 Finchley Road for LandSec, Ruskin Square for Stanhope, Silvertown Quays & High Road West for Lendlease and Old Oak Common Infrastructure for the Oak Park Development Corporation.
“With the devolution of utilities provision, there is real opportunity and value to be brought in at the beginning of a project that can optimise assets throughout the lifecycle and provide a subsequent asset payment on completion. We are delighted to welcome Chris and Peter to RLB to lead our Utilities Advisory services, their experience and expertise are second to none and we look forward to growing this exciting new service.”Andrew Fettes Brown, Head of Cost Management – London