The Role of the Project Manager

A highly competitive market place, sophisticated buildings and demanding landlords has meant that projects have become more onerous, specialised and technically challenging.

Our self-motivated team work with a variety of clients and are engaged in many diverse scenarios and sectors. Whether you have been tasked with the new office move, lack time, knowledge and resources and are unsure where to start, or are a client with dedicated real estate team looking for some additional support, we will tailor our services to take you through the project in a controlled, cost effective and fun manner.

We are extremely experienced and offer high quality independent project management to our clients. Our Project Managers will protect your interests, your budgets and your design from inception to completion. 

Scope of Services


  • Be your day to day point of contact throughout
  • Act as your advocate to ensure your best interests are protected for the entire project
  • Arrange, chair and minute all necessary meetings
  • Establish your initial brief, budget, technical needs, timelines and key milestones
  • Identify, manage and mitigate all potential risks
  • Liaise with your acquisition agents
  • Tour the potential properties with you and your agent
  • Check the shortlisted building’s technical capabilities meet your brief 
  • Discuss with the chosen landlord their requirements regarding fitout  
  • Assist you, your agent and legal team in the lease negotiations.

Design & Procurement

  • Confirm a detailed client brief including the look and feel and your aspirations.
  • Advise on the best procurement strategy for you.
  • Setting fixed project and capital expenditure budgets
  • Discuss suitable forms of project construction contracts 
  • Adapting our reporting processes to fit your criteria and report back to you regularly
  • Ascertaining your sign off timeframes and internal governance structures 
  • Shortlist and advise on the best possible design and contractor teams for you.
  • Ensure your statutory obligations are met
  • Consolidate a robust pricing, design and contract pack
  • Analyse returned submissions and under the contract formally appoint the best contractor
  • Identify and implement possible value engineering options.
  • Facilitate and manage the licence for alteration approval process with the landlord

Construction Phase

  • Act as the Contract Administrator issuing instruction on your behalf
  • Monitor and oversee all construction work in line with defined quality expectations
  • Apply change control procedures authorising any deviation from the original contract
  • Drive construction progress in accordance with the timeline
  • Together with your cost consultant validate and certify contractor payments.
  • On completion carry out an exhaustive review of the works checking quality and compliance with the contract.  
  • Review building control and other statuary documentation provided by the contractor
  • Issue all necessary contractual certificates and fully handover the project to you
  • Conduct an in-depth project debrief and act for you during the defect liability period


"Budgets and phasing were particularly difficult aspects of our works and this is where I found Storey to add the most value. Hugh was very effective with his communication between us, the design team and the contractor. He chaired weekly meetings and gave the program structure even when the unexpected occurred." 

| Confidential Client | St James LondoN |



"Storey our project managers were at our side at every step of the way from the first meeting all the way through to handover. Hugh provided constant, meticulous advice throughout and we couldn't be happier with the service provided."

Len Munden | CIO | RWC Partners | Victoria


"Storey have been an absolutely indispensable asset to our team during lease negotiations. We have relied heavily on Storey's experience and technical knowledge right from the beginning in order to make sure we avoid legal & operational problems down the road. From feasibility to costings and budgets, Stephen has guided us through the process step by step, allowing our team to focus its energy on other business-critical tasks. If your business is operationally dependent on property to any degree, I highly recommend you get Storey on board."


Tom Mcadams | founder | binary | city of london


"It was great working with Storey. We were under tight time deadlines and their management of the entire project allowed us to ensure the office was fully-fitted and functional within 5 and a half weeks. Hugh was always on hand to help and available at all hours of the day and weekends, also willing to support on areas outside of their normal remit. Storey were hired within 6 weeks of proposed move in date and without their expertise we would not have been able to complete the move within the set time frame."

James Franks  | cfo | global web index | the city