Quantity Surveyor Glasgow
An Insider's Guide

Glasgow skyline


Many Quantity Surveyors service the Glasgow area, so how do you choose the right one for you and your business? We give you our view.

Choosing a Quantity Surveyor in Glasgow
An Expert’s Guide

Whilst often overlooked in favour of its smaller, yet prettier sister Edinburgh, Glasgow is a fascinating city that Saunders Quantity Surveyors are proudly part of the evolution of.

As Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow’s construction industry is booming. As the skyline continues to change, Quantity Surveyors are in high demand, so how do you ensure you engage the right team for your project?

Although our Head Office is in Cumbria, our quantity surveyors have a strong presence in Glasgow and have lent their expertise to numerous successful construction projects in Glasgow and the Greater Glasgow area.

We hope this guide helps you and if you’d like to have a free, no obligation consultation with one of our Quantity Surveyors for your Glasgow construction project, contact us today.



What to look for in a Quantity Surveyor in Glasgow:
Some tips

What makes a good Quantity Surveyor in Glasgow, or anywhere else for that matter?

1. Passion

Firstly, one with a passion for, and knowledge of, the city itself. We are proud to provide Quantity Surveying expertise for construction projects in Glasgow, and help this amazing city not only thrive, but innovate. 

Historically famous for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, today Glasgow is a national cultural hub, with the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland all calling it home. In addition, Saunders Quantity Surveyors’ Director & Founder Roger Saunders felt one fact that couldn’t be overlooked about Glasgow, is that it is home to the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world, the Waverley. Feel free to hit him up for some facts when you chat! If you are heading to Glasgow and want to see this gem for yourself, find out more here.

Last but not least is the amazing museum The Burrell Collection, which won the global museum of the year award in 2023! The point of all these Glasgow facts, is to encourage you to look for a Quantity Surveyor that knows and loves Glasgow, and understands and shares your construction project vision!

2. Local knowledge 

In an age where remote work and digitalisation are shaping all industries, construction included, your project might be in-part executed from a distance. Having someone with boots on the ground and armed with local insights, contacts, and preferred suppliers can give you confidence your project will be carried out according to expectations, even if you’re not always physically in Glasgow. 

A quantity surveyor with a track record of projects in Glasgow and it’s surrounding areas can, for example, adeptly address location-specific cost implications in a way that someone unfamiliar with the city might take more time to navigate.  Having a familiarity with local contractors, subcontractors and suppliers provides clients with added value to ensure successful project delivery.  Don’t hesitate to request case studies that underscore a Quantity Surveyor’s local Glasgow know-how.

3. Industry experience 

Consider a Quantity Surveyor with experience of your industry or project type. Our wide-ranging experience spans various industries, but we take pride in our deep, sector-specific knowledge in key verticals. This expertise has been instrumental in numerous construction projects in Glasgow, ensuring project efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

Finding a Quantity Surveyor in Glasgow with experience in your type of construction project will save you both time and money. See below for a residential project we are currently working on as independent monitoring surveyors .

Quantity Surveying Project
Glasgow #1
Croftbank Crescent, Bothwell

Saunders have provided Independent Monitoring Surveying services for two funders and two borrowers on the construction of 12 apartments in Bothwell, just outside Glasgow.

The development started in 2018 but was delayed by the pandemic.  A new developer and borrower took over the project in 2023 to complete the high-end apartments in a highly desirable location.

The current funding was complicated by the condition of the existing building following a long period of inactivity.  As Independent Monitoring Surveyors, we have had to work closely with all parties to ensure challenges are reported and managed within the funding available.  

Quantity Surveying Project Glasgow #2:
Coming soon

Quantity Surveyor Glasgow Expert Kristian Chippendale:
why we love construction projects in Glasgow!

What’s your favourite building in Glasgow Kristian? 

“Glasgow – Central Station.  I often travel to Glasgow from England by train and the view of the main terminal building when getting off at Platform 1 is fantastic and never fails to impress!”

What Glasgow building would you love to get your hands on and why?

“Glasgow House of Fraser 45 Buchanan Street.  This one-of-a-kind department store building dating back to 1849 is a historical treasure unlike anything else.  To sensitively restore and maintain this fantastic building would be an honour; maintaining its position as the no.1 shopping experience in Glasgow.  To be able to freely roam around and view the fabulous architecture of this building is a special experience for the shopper and Quantity Surveyor alike and, given reports of water damage and obvious signs of disrepair, we would love to see a restoration project on this beautiful building embarked upon sooner rather than later. ”

Why do you love Quantity Surveyor Projects in Glasgow?

Glasgow is a city of contrasts; from the historical Buchanan Street to the more modern areas of the city, which span further than you think. Glasgow has great transport links, amazing architecture and is constantly evolving. There is so much more to develop and improve in the city; it’s a really exciting place to be working. We look forward to continuing the great work we’ve already done in this city and hope to hear from you about your Quantity Surveyor Glasgow needs soon!”