"With over 30 years experience of residential and commercial development, we offer more than just technical and cost advice."

Commercial and Design Management

Led by Colin Nicholson, our Commercial Director, we can provide commercial, technical and design management skills to optimise our clients' development opportunities. In conjunction with our cost consultancy service this enables us to enhance GDV by obtaining better value from the designs produced by our clients' architects. 

This service offering is primarily for commercial developers but increasingly Local Authorities and Registered Providers are experiencing the benefits of enabling greater competitive land bids or driving better value from the existing consented sites.

Quick Facts

  • Provision of detailed commercial appraisals for development opportunities.​

  • Due diligence and option appraisals.

  • Development management of enabling works.​

  • Value engineering to drive better value and efficiency.​

  • Support in terms of cost, design and optimisation potential achieving competitive and realistic land bids.​

  • Improved GDV through optimisation and commercial and design management.​

  • Our construction management and supply chain contacts facilitate more accurate and cost certain budgets to be established.

  • Package procurement services.​

  • Technical management and co-ordination.

  • Due diligence.

  • Construction management services.

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To discover how our commercial and design management skills can help you please contact us here.

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Colin Nicholson 


Commercial Director

Colin is our Commercial Director heading up our QS and cost consultancy services. Colin's background is from the developer and housbuilder sector. This enables us to provide our developer clients with pragmatic advice together with the optimisation and value engineering skills sought by commercial developers.

Andrew Hewitt


Commercial Manager

Andrew is a qualified QS and brings a wealth of main contractor experience and knowledge to Airey Miller, having worked for over 15 years at Kier Construction and more recently Neilcott construction. Andrew strengthens our cost consultancy, construction management and pre-construction service offerings.

John Murray 


Senior Director

John has a wealth of knowledge in the residential sector and a particular specialism with developing registered provider clients. He has significant experience co-ordinating regeneration bids and uses his skills to lead the team to successfully broker new opportunities, deliver on joint venture partnerships as well as lead partner with our PRS clients.