Naismiths opens new offices in Norwich and Exeter

Naismiths has opened two new offices in Norwich and Exeter to ramp up its operations in East Anglia and the West Country.

The two new hubs, which will house up to 15 staff between them, will enable the company to consolidate a period of rapid growth in the two regions.

The firm’s new Exeter office will be led by senior surveyor David Hale, while the Norwich office will be led by associate director Anna Vincent-Gill.

The national property consultancy — which has offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham and Leicester — has seen its UK-wide revenue rise by 8% in 2020-2021. 

The firm has witnessed a particular strong growth in East Anglia and the West Country, triggered by a surge in demand for homes from former commuters, which led to a wave of residential construction in these areas.

As well as working on a series of large residential schemes across the South West, Naismiths’ team in the West Country has been engaged to monitor development at Gravity, a 635-acre former munitions manufacturing site in Somerset that is being transformed into a smart campus which will create 4,000 jobs.

Marcus Higgins, head of project monitoring at Naismiths, said: “These are exciting times, both for Naismiths and the property sector as a whole. 

“As growth ripples out to regions which previously saw less investment, strong development opportunities are emerging, and the resurgent residential market is powering renewed interest in commercial schemes too.

“Naismiths prides itself on combining nationwide coverage with strong regional knowledge. 

“Over the coming months we’ll be putting more professionals with blue chip experience and first-class CVs into our new offices in Norwich and Exeter, ensuring we are better equipped than ever to serve our growing list of clients across East Anglia, Devon and Cornwall.”

Anna added: “Britain’s real estate market has been transformed and the property map redraw during the past 18 months. 

“There has been a surge of interest and investment in areas that were previously a little under the radar, and nowhere is that truer than here in East Anglia.

“We’re proud to be on the front-line of development, giving lenders the certainty and oversight they need as they deploy capital that is already making a positive impact in communities across the region.”

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