About Us

Our Story

McAndrew Martin was started in 1989 after Bill McAndrew left Central Government PSA in London and opened an office in Portsmouth to start McAndew Martin Chartered Surveyors.

Over the last 30 years the business has been steadily growing and expanded incorporating different disciplines to be become the multi-disciplinary company it is today.

As we grow into the future we are able to support companies of all sizes to achieve there objectives.

Our Team

We recognise that our people are the key to our success and so we are passionate and actively encourage career development and education for all staff on an ongoing basis.

This ensures that whoever you deal with at McAndrew Martin is both inspired and motivated to deliver complete Client satisfaction.

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of our expert and friendly members of staff.

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Bill McAndrew

Bill McAndrew

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Bill began his career as a Trainee Surveyor with the Department of the Environment’s Property Services Agency, spending the early stages of his career working in the Westminster area of Central London where he managed Crown properties including Horseguards Parade, St James’ Palace and the Houses of Parliament. After completing a BSc in Surveying in 1986, Bill gained Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1987 followed by Fellowship status in 1992. Bill was instrumental in establishing the Practice in 1989 and has seen it develop into one of the largest independent Surveying/Architectural Practices in the Portsmouth area.
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Ian Lee

Ian Lee

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Ian originally joined McAndrew Martin in 1996 and returned to the Practice in 2010 following a seven year period spent working with another local, well known Surveying Practice.

Ian has a wide range of surveying experience particularly in Valuation and Residential Survey work. Since returning, he has been able to bring many new ideas to the Practice which has enabled it to go from strength to strength.

Ian has twice held the position of Chairman of the Portsmouth Property Association and also regularly writes for the Expert Eye column of the Weekly Property Guide in the Portsmouth News.

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Lee Sergeant

Lee Sergeant

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Lee has been with McAndrew Martin since leaving school in 1999. In this time, Lee has accomplished his BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying at the University of Brighton along with gaining his RICS status. In 2011 Lee was Highly Commended at the News Business Awards in the Young Achiever of the Year category.

Lee predominately works within the commercial sector, preparing Designs, Specifications and Project Management for the Ministry of Defence. However, with over 12 years experience, Lee also works on Residential Developments, Commercial Schemes and Engineering Projects.

Bruce Scott

Bruce Scott

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Bruce is an Associate Director at McAndrew Martin. He joined the business in March 2007 as a Trainee Building Surveyor, after previous employment with an estate agency and four years of experience in a Land Surveying practice. His previous experience has been invaluable to the Practice and has enabled us to continue to grow and further develop our existing Client base.

Bruce has a Degree in Building Surveying at Kingston University and is keen to continue his development in pursuance of RICS status.

In his spare time Bruce is a keen athlete who enjoys cross-country running as well as playing rugby, cricket and golf.

Bruce is also an active member of the Portsmouth Property Association.

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James Bengree

James Bengree

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James joined McAndrew Martin in November 2008 after achieving a BA (Hons) Degree in Architectural Technology. Whilst in the process of becoming a Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), he has also completed his Masters Degree in Historic Building Conservation at Portsmouth University with a view to achieving Chartered status with the RICS.

In his spare time James is a keen cyclist having recently cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for Cancer Research.

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Barry A. Lee

Barry A. Lee

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Barry commenced his training as an Electrical Apprentice with a local electrical contractor. After completing his Electrical Apprenticeship Barry progressed to Senior Project Manager with a number of companies providing Senior Project Management for scheme including the Jubilee Line Extension and the Historic Refurbishment of Brighton Railway Station.

Barry became Director of a building consultancy company, providing advice on all aspects of Building Design, Project Management and Project Procurement.

He joined McAndrew Martin in 2006 bringing with him a wealth of experience which has been invaluable to the continued success and growth of the Practice.

Salim M. Rahman

Salim M. Rahman

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Salim completed his Diploma in Architecture in 1999 and with the ARB as a qualified Architect and was elected as a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2005.

Working with the Warner Leisure Hotels, Salim undertook design and project work on Thoresby Hall, a Grade I Listed Building, a new hotel and auditorium. Salim has also worked on similar major projects, including the Pompey Centre.

As a Senior Architect with the Brunel Design Group, Salim worked within the public sector, including numerous projects for the Ministry of Defence over the past 11 years.
Salim joined McAndrew Martin Ltd in 2014 as Senior Architect to form an essential role within our multidisciplinary project team.

Alf Wimshurst

Alf Wimshurst

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Alf has a wide range of expertise, with nearly 40 years of experience in the industry. He graduated from Portsmouth University with a BSc in Urban Land Administration in 1975 before rising to Partner at Parkinsons Estate Agents and Surveyors. Alf later ran his own firm, Mayfair Surveyors and Valuers, for a decade before joining Veness Chartered Surveyors.

Alf comes to McAndrew Martin under the Veness Chartered Surveyors banner with consultant Ken Veness and secretaries Tina Davies and Helen Taylor. He can provide expert support and professional advice in a comprehensive range of areas, including building surveys, homebuyer reports, valuations, party wall notices and awards, and expert witness work.

Sam Rix

Sam Rix

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Director of Operations Sam joined McAndrew Martin in the Spring of 2016 to help move the business up to the next level. University of Portsmouth graduate Sam has held a series of high-calibre positions, most recently as a HR change analyst at the Direct Line Group.

Sam is determined to build on our outstanding reputation as one of the most prestigious and high profile multi-disciplinary property companies on the south coast. With an overview of the business, he is committed to excellence and delivering even greater professional advice and personal service for our many varied clients.

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Horace McAndrew

Horace McAndrew

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Horace started his initial career as an Electrical Technician with the SEB and he is qualified for Design and Testing of Services to IET Regulations 17th Edition.

In addition, the Practice has gained through Horace’s accreditation in BAFE SP203 for the Design of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems to BS KM 573856.

Horace has been instrumental in developing and introducing energy saving measures for Clients, in particular remote internet-based power consumption monitoring including new LED efficient lighting schemes.

Kimberley Gaston

Kimberley Gaston

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Kimberley joined McAndrew Martin as an Accounts and Secretarial Administrator in June 2011. Kimberley was previously engaged as a Trainee Accountant with a local firm of accountants in Hampshire and she is now a fully qualified accounting technician.

Sue McAndrew

Sue McAndrew

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Sue has been involved in the Practice since its inception in 1989, and took over the role of Practice Manager from the early part of 2007.

Previously, Sue worked as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of a subsidiary of Essilor, within the contact lens industry, and prior to that she worked at GEC. Both roles encompassed a wide diversity of responsibility over a 15 year period.

Pauline Hatchard

Pauline Hatchard

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Pauline joined McAndrew Martin in 1999 as a Secretary and her knowledge and understanding of the Practice has been a great asset in assisting all staff. She was promoted to Practice Secretary in 2004.

Gareth Pryce

Gareth Pryce

Director of Surveying for London
As a Chartered Surveyor I’ve been privileged to work on some extremely prestigious projects both in and around London as well as further afield.

Working in the defence industry for the Prime Contractor in the South East Region enabled me to embark on an extremely steep learning curve and to gather a vast array of skills and knowledge that would not be possible elsewhere. My more recent experience, as Head of New Works, finds me responsible for a team of 30, managing the delivery of capital projects across the region.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is responsible for the management of the building infrastructure across all MOD sites in the UK. PriDE was formed of Interserve Defence and SSE Contracting to manage the Contract across the South East Region. This covers around 100 locations and includes some of their most prestigious sites such as St James’ Palace, Cavalry Barracks, Royal Horseguards, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Headley Court to name but a few.

Some memorable projects that I have been fortunate to work on have included: A £900k project to save the boundary wall at Regents’ Park; Repairs to the Portland Stone Walls at Horseguards securing the wall in time for the Queen’s Birthday Parade and 2012 Olympics & LED lighting projects at multiple sites (see case studies). I’ve managed to pick up a few industry awards along the way, a nice added bonus.

Environmental and sustainability issues are high on my own personal priority list and they need to be high on the business agenda too. With businesses targeted to reduce carbon emissions, I ensure that sustainability solutions are ever present throughout each project from planning through to completion.