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Accel Consulting Ltd is an member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Postal Address
20 Southwick Street
West Sussex
BN42 4TB

Tel No: 01273 934 920



South Downs Road, Lewes, 2015

Accel Consulting Ltd was appointed in January 2015, by River Oaks Homes Ltd, to provide Project Management and Quantity Surveying services on a 79 unit residential scheme in Lewes, East Sussex.

The Architects are ECE Architecture in Worthing.

A Planning Decision is expected in May 2015 and a Construction start is planned for January 2016.



Kingsway, Hove, 2014 - 2015

Accel Consulting was appointed as Project Managers, Construction Managers and Quantity Surveyors for Spences Two LLP on the construction of 9 contemporary flats in a prime location on Hove seafront, within the Sackville Gardens Conservation Area. 

The site was purchased by Spences Two in August 2014, demolition was completed before Christmas 2015 and Construction work commenced in January 2015.




Pasante Healthcare Ltd, 2015

Accel Consulting has been appointed to provide Project Management and Quantity Surveying Services on the demolition of an existing warehouse in Lancing  and the construction of a new 47,000 ft2 of B1 and B8 Use warehouse.

The Nurseries (Phase 2), Lewes, East Sussex, 2012 - 2015

Accel Consulting provided comprehensive Project Management, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying services to Blue Sonic Ltd on this £5.5 million development comprising 9 contemporary houses and 22 flats for private sale, together with 10 shared ownership flats for Affinity Sutton Housing Association.




Blind Veterans UK, Ovingdean , East Sussex, 2008 - 2010 and again 2013 - 2014

Accel Consulting was proud to be involved twice as Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers to Blind Veterans UK on their £4 million refurbishment of their residential care accommodation at Ovingdean, East Sussex.

The Works to the 1938 art deco building, which is Grade II listed, were completed, under two separate JCT Intermediate Form of Contract, on time, and on budget on both occasions.

Apart from the main building contract, Accel Consulting was also responsible for the coordination of various highly specialist nursing equipment packages, as well as the Mechanical and Electrical installations.

Blind Veterans UK were kind enough to write to Accel Consulting after the project, confirming that "BVUK would not hesitate in using Accel Consulting on projects in the future"




St Michael's Lodge, Hove, East Sussex, 2011 - 2013

Accel Construction Management have provided Project Management, Quantity Surveying, and Construction Management Services on a challenging private scheme in Hove, East Sussex; this Grade II Listed Regency building has been converted and extended to provide modern luxury residential accommodation designed by Brighton Architects; the external works include an 85 000 gallon natural swimming pond designed by Gartenart.

EC English, Brighton, East Sussex, 2010 - 2011

Accel Construction Management were appointed in 2010 to act as Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, and Construction Managers for EC English on their relocation to a new Language School in central Brighton, providing state of the art teaching facilities for 450 students.

The Works were completed on a "turn-key" basis, on time and on budget, delivering 33 air conditioned classrooms, four student lounges, three computer suites, and a modern business lounge.


Lancing College, West Sussex, 2009 - 2013

Accel Construction Managment and Accel Consulting have provided Construction Management and Quantity Surveying services to Lancing College on various capital and maintenance projects.

Summer 2011 saw the successful completion of three separate stonework, flintwork, and roofing projects to the Grade II* Listed Upper and Lower Courtyards.

2010 saw a programme of essential stonework, roofing and leadwork repairs to the Grade II* Listed Dining Hall, forming part of the R H Carpenter designed Lower Courtyard.

Accel were involved in liaison on behalf of the College with the relevant Building Control and Planning authorities, and coordinated the drawing up of a robust Health and Safety Strategy that allowed the Dining Hall to remain in operation throughout the Works.


Various Private Houses, 2006 - 2015

Over recent years, Accel Consulting has provided various combinations of Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Construction Management services on several high profile, private residential projects in the South East of England.

These included a "state of the art" private dwelling in the centre of Hove that will achieve Sustainable Homes Code 5. The most up to date technology and energy saving building techniques available in the country will be incorporated into the project.





The Droveway

The Smart House

The Nurseries (Phase 1), Lewes, East Sussex, 2008 - 2011

Accel Consulting provided comprehensive Project Management, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying services to Blue Sonic Ltd on this £4.5 million development, comprising 18 contemporary houses for sale, together with 6 shared ownership flats for Downland Housing Association.

This was the third project that Accel Consulting have looked after for Blue Sonic, reporting directly to the two co-owners of the builder / developer, current Chief Executive of Camelot plc (and former Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year) Dianne Thompson CBE, and ex Camelot Director, Andrew Newton

29000 ft2 (gfa) of timber framed, closed panel housing was factory designed and fabricated in Germany by Streif Sustainable Building Systems, and imported by road and ferry over a 6 week period to be erected by German carpenters.  The buildings were delivered with windows and external doors fitted, and pitched roofs felted and battened.

Accel were heavily involved in complex negotiations with the Environment Agency over flood risks on the site, and the Lewes Environmental Health in respect of various contamination issues.

We have also been appointed to provide the same comprehensive package of Project Management and Quantity Surveying services on Phase 2, which comprises a further 41 units on an adjacent brownfield site.

Richmond Lock, London Borough of Richmond, 2006 - 2010

Accel Consulting have provided Quantity Surveying services to Paragon Housing Group on a regular basis since 2003.  The most recently completed project of 69 shared ownership and rented units was as part of the prestigious Octagon Development on the Thames at Richmond.  The total value, of £7.1 million was procured and administered by Accel under the Target option of the forward thinking New Engineering Contract.

Confirming the ongoing relationship with RUTCHT, Accel Consulting was appointed in 2009 as Quantity Qurveyors on two new projects; at Chessington, Surrey (21 houses) and at Staines, Middlesex (14 flats).


Hassocks Parish Council, 2010 - 2011

Accel Consulting was appointed as Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers to Hassocks Parish Council in connection with their new £320,000 Sports Pavilion at Adastra Park.  The new building was designed by Sussex Architects, Ecotecture.

Numerous design solutions were developed and costed to provide the most financially efficient way to deliver a green building that makes a strong design statement.

The building has been designed to be solar orientated, to ensure a cool comfortable environment in the summer, whilst maintaining low energy consumption on the space heating demand during the winter.  The construction process incorporated the passivhaus principles of a super air tight building fabric coupled with mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.

Shelley House, 2009 - 2010

Accel Consulting Ltd was appointed in 2009 to act as Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors on the complete refurbishment of 104 High Street, Steyning.

The Works comprised of the change of use from B1(a) Office use to C3(a) Residential use within the Steyning Conservation Area. The Works were completed on time and within budget.

Brighton College, 2002 - 2008

During this 6 year period, Accel Consulting provided Project Management and Quantity Surveying services to Brighton College on numerous Maintenance and Refurbishment projects at the Grade II Listed College estate. 

These included various re-roofing projects, essential stonework and flint work repairs. On several of these projects, Accel Consulting acted as Principal Contractor, working closely with the HSE.

Accel Consulting also co-ordinated several major refurbishment projects, including School House, Fenwick House, Williams, and the Grade II Listed Gilbert Scott Library.

Legends Hotel, Club and Bar, Brighton, East Sussex, 2005 - 2007

Accel Consulting acted as Quantity Surveyors amd Contract Administrators for "Legends" on this £2.25 million hotel refurbishment on Brighton's Marine Parade.

The completed project comprised 40 bedrooms, a ground floor bar / restaurant and a basement nightclub.

Cricket Pavilion, Brighton College, East Sussex, 2008

Accel Consulting acted as Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors on this traditional oak framed cricket pavilion, the Sammy Woods Pavilion, built on the Brighton College Home Ground; Architect was Miller Bourne Partnership, Structural Engineer was Gyoury Self Partnership.

Overseas Experience; 2000 - 2012

During this period, Gavin Chatfield was a regular visitor to Lebanon, providing Project Management and Quantity Surveying advice to the Beirut office of Groupe ECO.  

This Anglo-French bureau of Economistes was predominantly involved in the Cost and Project Management of numerous restoration projects for Solidere, in the Beirut Conservation Area. Gavin Chatfield was personally involved in over 40 projects, particularly in the Foch-Allenby, Saifi, and Souks districts of the city. These projects provided Gavin Chatfield and Accel Consulting with a wealth of experience in stone building restoration techniques.


During this time Gavin also worked extensively in France, including acting as resident Project Economiste on a 6*  private villa and garden estate at Mandelieu, overlooking Cannes.

The Bridge Community Centre, English Partnerships, 2003 - 2005

Accel Consulting acted as Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors on this brownfield development in the heart of Hastings. Accel Consulting provided full pre and post contract Quantity Surveying services to this £1.4 million Hastings urban regeneration initiative sponsored by English Partnerships and SURESTART.


High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 2007 - 2008 

Accel Consulting were engaged by The Bank of Scotland to act as Monitoring Surveyors on this speculative new build project at High Wycombe, comprising 12 new flats on a brown field site.

During 2008, we also acted in a similar capacity for Clydesdale Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.


Sussex Square Mews, Brighton, East Sussex, 2005 - 2006

St John Ambulance, New Headquarters, Brighton, 2005 - 2006

Accel Consulting were appointed as Quantity Surveyors on this "state of the art" new headquarters for St John Ambulance in Brighton.





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