A senior surveyor from London has joined the building consultancy team at property agency Vail Williams on the South Coast.
Lucy Clifford Bowles MSc MRICS previously worked for a developer with a portfolio of office and retail properties in central London, responsible for contract administration of commercial refurbishments.
She will be working out of the Portsmouth office at Lakeside North Harbour business campus, covering the South and South-East.
Russell Miller, Vail Williams’ Regional Managing Partner for the South Coast region, said: “Lucy has a keen interest in sustainability and worked on a strategy to raise EPC ratings of all properties across her previous company’s portfolio – her experience in this vital sphere will benefit our clients as companies take positive steps towards a net-zero or low-carbon future.
“For example, industry figures showed that, from April 2023, 120 million sq ft of commercial property in England required new energy efficiency measures to meet higher EPC ratings – there is much work to be done and our building consultancy team continues to grow due to client demand.”
Lucy said: “Landlords, occupiers, developers, investors and lenders are increasingly conscious of the need to ensure buildings have lower carbon footprints, with expectations for electric vehicle charging, solar panels, insulation, LED lighting and other energy-efficiency and well-being measures.
“I look forward to supporting Vail Williams’ clients with building consultancy, project management and other related services, including dilapidations and business relocations.”
Before London, Lucy worked at a commercial surveying firm specialising in dilapidations. She also carried out building and condition surveys, schedules of condition and dilapidations negotiations for landlords and tenants.
She is also experienced in the delivery of planned maintenance surveys for local councils and contract administration for development projects and commercial refurbishments.
An experienced building surveyor, Lucy has prepared planned maintenance programmes for leisure centres owned by a local authority, as well as condition surveys and planned maintenance programmes for theatre and council offices built in the 1970s.