About Construction Consulting
For more than 20 years we have provided full-service Construction consultancy solutions through our offices and people located across the United Kingdom. With in-depth knowledge, experience and technical skills covering every aspect of the construction consulting process, we are the ideal partner to advise and support the planning, development, delivery, and operation of our clients' projects.
By uniquely combining Lendlease Construction and Development expertise and know-how with innovative, diverse and forward thinking teams we successfully bring our clients' ideas and projects to life. Whether we are developing a preliminary, high level strategic plan, or forensically examining a programme’s detail, we leave no stone unturned. To help clients work efficiently and economically we regularly pioneer new innovations and solutions. In partnering with our clients we bring new perspectives and fresh thinking to arrive at the best solutions whilst managing and mitigating risk.
We are specialists in the public sector and our experience ranges from heritage, transport and infrastructure to healthcare, life sciences and education. Whether we are dealing with an acute health facility or a heritage and restoration project we explore concepts and sustainable solutions that will successfully solve the most complex challenges and create lasting legacies.
In a fast moving digital world, Lendlease assists and supports clients with their digital transformation construction projects. This includes the implementation of digital engineering tools and streamlining our clients' processes to create future efficiencies.
Why Consulting at Lendlease?
As construction projects grow larger, riskier and more complex they need smarter solutions. Our talented people are at the heart of what we do. We consciously bring together teams from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to power our forward thinking approach, resolve challenges and create ambitious outcomes for our clients.
Our end-to-end consultancy service is underpinned by our access to our global construction business. This opens up the latest technology and productivity innovations from across the world. We continually evolve our thinking to develop new ideas and fresh-faced solutions that will stand the test of time.
We anticipate every step of a client’s journey and are ready for what lies ahead. Agile and flexible across multiple project types, we are adept at identifying potential problems before they arise and developing solutions to solve them first. If problems crop up along the way we skilfully address them to put our clients back on track.
At Lendlease, sustainable thinking is rooted in our DNA and we support some of the most ambitious carbon reduction targets in the built sector. Advising our clients on sustainable solutions for their projects is therefore like breathing to us and we are ideally placed to support our clients to achieve their own sustainability goals.
By seeing the bigger picture, but never losing sight of the detail, our clients trust our direction and management of their projects. We are experienced in managing complex budgets and spends. Our strategies, systems and processes ensure projects are delivered on time, to budget and to the highest standards.
Our team is of diverse backgrounds, races, religious beliefs and genders but ultimately, we are one team with one goal. We effectively challenge and harmonise ways of working and demonstrate inclusive leadership across our clients' projects. As a value-driven employer we are a voice which advocates change for both equity and equality to achieve fairer working practices for all.
A holistic trusted approach
We offer a full range of services across technical project management, programming and cost management. Complementing these is our comprehensive range of strategic advisory, CDM advisory, design safety as Principal Designer and carbon modelling services. We also act as our client's Project Management Office (PMO) partner and pride ourselves on our structured PMO capabilities, tight project controls and well executed project execution plans.
Consulting at Lendlease offers our clients an opportunity to access the same people, talent and resources that Lendlease uses globally each day to create world class communities. What this means for our clients is unprecedented access to vast experience and core market knowledge. The reason we have a distinct advantage in knowing how to work with our clients is because so often we too are the clients.
We are an agile, adaptable business. Whether that means immersing our people in our clients' environments or workspaces or hosting a 100 people innovation hack-a-thon, we are here to get the best solutions for their needs.
Our core services are:
Our project management service drives the whole project delivery process
Whatever our clients' ambitions and challenges, we bring together the right combination of sector knowledge and expertise. Our skilled project managers listen, understand the brief and take ownership of driving this through to delivery.
Developed through over 20 years of industry experience, we use our best practice approaches to ensure that we deliver projects which are fully aligned with our clients' budgets, ethos and values. Never satisfied with just ‘doing the job’ we seek to address today’s global challenges by creating innovative and sustainable solutions that meet our clients' needs.
Our understanding of the importance and value of managing and fostering collaborative relationships in complex stakeholder environments has resulted in clients coming back to us again and again.
Complex projects need smart strategies
We offer clients innovative, entrepreneurial and exciting strategic advice that is underpinned by our belief that together we create value through places where communities thrive. We achieve this by leveraging our wider business expertise as a Developer and Asset Manager, Construction Consultancy Services provider and Investment Manager.
We understand that advising on creating a clear strategy at the earliest possible stage is key to delivering complex projects. We develop a client's strategy by identifying risks and opportunities and understanding the environment in which we are collectively delivering their project or programme.
Our services will always be tailored to our clients' needs to ensure we are offering value for money and providing the skillset they need. This could range from creating a business case for a client looking to explore opportunities, to providing a team to assist the client through the delivery of a major new programme.
We help our clients make informed decisions and control costs
Effective cost management is key to the delivery of our clients' projects and ensuring we meet their objectives.
A key attribute of the cost consultant should be to be pre-emptive rather than reactive. As cost consultants we work to identify potential issues at the earliest opportunity, facilitated by a collaborative approach with our wider client and design team. Through this dynamic approach to managing cost and budget we enable our clients and empower them to make sound and informed business decisions in a controlled and considered manner.
Cost management is a core component of our project delivery function and is a key part of the service we offer across most of our Lendlease project commissions.
Construction (Design & Management) Advisory
Providing confidence that projects are designed and delivered safely
Our CDM Advisory services provide any project with an opportunity to draw on the skill, knowledge and experiences of our team, to enhance the health and safety success of the project. We assist duty holders to fully understand their responsibilities and to maintain CDM compliance.
At Lendlease we deliver CDM advisory services to align to each duty holder, providing advice and guidance to comply with their duties. We provide Principal Designer and Principal Designer Advisor services working closely with clients and architects to plan, manage and monitor the specific duties and ensure CDM Compliance.
Our approach with our CDM services is not only to provide a service but to educate and train others in their understanding of CDM 2015. This is born out of the varied client base we have and also our repeat and new business. We work with architectural practices to review and update their CDM processes and develop organisation to meet the specific CDM requirements.
Carbon Neutral Services
Your road map to net zero carbon and beyond
At Lendlease we know how to push the boundaries of embodied carbon reduction and are excited to see how far we can go. For every volume of CO2e we omit from a project we are omitting from the planet and that’s a good thing for us all.
With a deep seated knowledge based on our understanding of end-to-end construction project cycles we can confidently say that even before we have been selected for a project we have probably already considered or assessed a project's initial carbon position.
We can offer our clients roadmaps of how we can achieve lower carbon targets, which can then be broken down into more detailed analysis. Our Life Cycle Assessment approach and in-house assessment tools will create outcomes and allow clients to collect data that is easily trackable and measurable for a future calculation of their carbon footprint.
Our teams have the tools needed to produce upfront analysis of our clients' projects. This enables early decision making and helps reduce both carbon and waste throughout the programme. Our specialists will work with you to set hard commitments and to achieve market leading diversion of waste.
Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new or modify existing business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements and deliver value.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) sits at the heart of digital transformation across the UK built environment and infrastructure sectors. For the construction industry, it provides a critical opportunity to significantly improve performance and stimulate more innovative ways of delivery and operation.
Having led the industry and created benefits of BIM for ourselves, Lendlease Consulting can offer this experience and knowledge and provides BIM consultancy services to support other organisations on their digital transformation journeys.
Programme/Project Management Office
Our Lendlease Programme or Project Management Office (PMO) offers rigorous best practice controls that enable the delivery of efficient and successful projects and programmes.
With each opportunity, we apply the discipline of PMO to achieve our clients' KPIs, aspirations and values. We improve performance, drive change and realise efficiencies. We do this by integrating our project control team within the broader project team, providing a range of programme, cost, commercial and technical services to ensure projects are delivered effectively.
Regardless of the scale or complexity of a project, we employ and refine systems and processes to provide control, governance and transparency from inception to completion.
One team, one goal
Lendlease is all about working with people to make them feel comfortable in their environments. Immersing ourselves in our clients' offices and spaces helps us better understand their values and respect their needs.
Our ambition both for our clients and for ourselves is that we are all enabled to be the best that we can be. At Lendlease we believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace that not only means people feel valued but that we are continually building a better, stronger and more innovative company.
We come together as an inclusive Construction Consulting team. We have balanced female and male engagement and aim to cultivate a safe space for all genders including people who identify as fluid, non-binary or trans.
We celebrate who we are, recognising our cultural, religious or racial diversity and finding different ways to bring our authentic selves to work each day. Our inclusion network consists of: Gender Equity, LGBT, and All Abilities.
We are committed to absolute zero carbon by 2040
We are early leaders in tackling industry climate change and inherently sustainability is rooted in our DNA and integrated into all that we do. This makes us ideally placed to support our clients in achieving their own sustainability goals.
As a 1.5% aligned company, we aim to be net carbon zero by 2025 for scope 1 & 2 emissions and absolute zero carbon by 2040 across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions with no offsets and no excuses. With initiatives already in place to eliminate fossil fuel emissions onsite and drive down embodied carbon, our Construction business is well placed to help our clients achieve their own carbon targets too.
Health & Safety is our key priority
We are committed to the health and safety of all those who work on our sites or in our offices. To look after our people, partners, supply chain, and all who interact with a Lendlease place, our Global Minimum Requirements Framework assures environmental and health and safety standards across the lifecycle of all our projects. Combining these with our continuing investment into the latest technology, empowers our people, helps them make good decisions, controls risk, and creates injury free environments.
Our culture of care means we look out for ourselves and each other. Whilst it is essential that our people are physically safe, their mental wellbeing is equally important to us and we provide the tools that support their good health and wellbeing.
Our employees are proud of our approach and how we prioritise safety across everything we do.