BAQUS was established to build a national Quantity Surveying group offering construction Cost Consultancy, Project Management and Building Surveying services.
BAQUS will actively pursue selective acquisitions of practices that meet its investment criteria and, once acquired will seek to further develop those practices to produce strong organic growth. This will provide an excellent platform from which to further develop the Group and offer a strong presence in a number of cities and regions across the country.
Tracing its history back to the 19th Century, Boxall Sayer's principal clients operated predominately in the health, education, housing, public buildings, leisure, commercial and conservation sectors. Work was undertaken for HM Government, Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, Housing Associations, universities, colleges, schools and voluntary bodies as well as numerous private sector companies.
Boxall Sayer had specialist expertise of alternative procurement strategies eg PFI, PPP as well as working with funding bodies such as the public development agencies and various lottery funding schemes.
Boxall Sayer's offices were located in Chichester, London and Manchester with a studio office in Taunton.
Fletcher McNeill was founded in Liverpool in 1979 to provide quantity surveying and other associated services. A Manchester office was opened in 1985 with additional offices opened in Oxford (1987) and Lichfield, West Midlands (2005).
Whilst Fletcher McNeill had a broad spread of clients and services, it developed a particular expertise in the leisure sector, particularly budget hotels, pubs and bar groups. Its clients included Whitbread, The Tussauds Group, Travelodge, Spirit Group and JD Wetherspoon.
Denley King, founded in 1946 provided building contract procurement and cost management services for many local, national and international clients.
Based in Poole, Denley King also had three further offices in Winchester, Canterbury and London. It had also undertaken overseas work with commissions in Nigeria, Dubai, United States of America, Libya and Jordan.
Denley King had a diverse client base with particular expertise in the affordable housing sector.
Sworn King & Partners
Acquired by Baqus in August 2008 Sworn King & Partners was a chartered quantity surveying practice established in the 1950's as Sworn Litchfield and Partners. The firm opened an Oxford office in the early 1960's and changed the name to Sworn King & Partners. In the 1990's they consolidated into a single office situated on the Oxford ring road.
Sworn King had a broad spread of clients and services, developing particular expertise in the education, residential & commercial sectors.
Nigel Rose Group
Acquired by Baqus in July 2009 the Nigel Rose Group was established in 1964 as a firm of chartered quantity surveyors operating from four offices in London, Cheltenham, Wokingham and Warrington. In recent years the majority of work was in residential, healthcare transport and education sectors.
The professional services undertaken by Nigel Rose have embraced the roles of Cost Manager, Procurement Manager, Commercial Manager and Project Manager together with Risk Management, CDM (Construction Design & Management) Co-ordinator services, Value Engineering and Dispute Resolution/Expert Witness services.