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St Clair's Farm


Our residential work ranges from student accommodation to prestigious projects for high net worth individuals.  We have a varied portfolio working for universities, developers and private clients to realise new build and refurbishment projects.


Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London

Huntley Cartwright acted as quantity surveyor and contract administrator on this unusual five-bedroom residential property which, on a restricted site, utilised the foundations of a former extension to the existing neighboring property.


The SIPs panel construction was enhanced to include additional depth of cladding on one elevation facing a busy main road, coupled with careful landscaping the result is a property that does not give away its location. Apart from the unusual irregular L-shaped partially cantilevered first floor, a further challenge  was to create a unique exterior and interior to a budget. This was achieved by the precision setting out of the interior and reserving the spend on the aspects of the building which have the greatest impact – the VELFAC windows, a feature staircase and sanitary ware.


University of Surrey

Following on from our commission to help with the master planning of the Manor Park development (over 3 million square feet of academic, research, residential and sports spaces), Huntley Cartwright was engaged by the University of Surrey to manage the phased development of the staff and student residences at Manor Park by provision of quantity surveying and employer’s agent services.


The design of the buildings is sympathetic to the environment and, as cost consultants, we carried out a number of studies at the feasibility stage for alternative construction methods and technical solutions.


We assisted the design team by providing cost advice, assessing the cost implications of varying different elements of the external envelope and implementing low carbon technologies.  

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Huntley Cartwright was appointed as quantity surveyor and contract administrator for the extension and refurbishment of an existing Arts and Crafts style private home. 

The main portion of the existing house was retained and refurbished fully in keeping with properties of this character and included the full replacement of M&E services. 


New extensions were added to provide a pool wing, extensive garaging, an orangerie and kitchen.



Huntley Cartwright were appointed as the project manager, quantity surveyor, and contract administrator for the demolition of the existing garages and first floor staff flat.  Following this, we were involved in the construction of a new glazed garden room, laundry facility and ancillary accommodation.  



Huntley Cartwright was appointed as quantity surveyor for the alterations, refurbishment and extension to the domestic dwellings at Bottrells House, a Grade II Listed property. 

The works comprised partial internal and some external demolition, an extension to create a new entrance and hallway, internal refurbishment (including new M&E installations), major internal structural alterations, the enclosing of an existing external covered passage and its inclusion into an enlarged kitchen.  Landscaping alterations adjacent to the property and drainage works were also carried out.


Brighton, East Sussex

This project involved the refurbishment and conservation of a six-storey Grade II listed building.

Internal works included demolition and alterations, tanking and damp proofing, roof and window replacement, revised floor layouts. New internal doors, finishes, fixtures and furnishings and M&E  installations were installed. 


External works included the overhaul of existing render and decoration, repair and alterations to external services and drainage repairs as required.


This residence won the Sussex Heritage Trust Award.


University of Surrey

This contract was let on a design and build basis.  Huntley Cartwright provided quantity surveying and project management services.  Our commission involved cost engineering the project to a pre-determined cost per unit basis so that the required quality and cost could be achieved.  We negotiated the contract with the contractor to achieve the earliest start and completion date.  We also acted as pre-contract CDM co-ordinators.


The building is designed to be as energy efficient as possible.  It also takes into account the proximity of the railway line with careful attention to acoustic detail.  The building has piled foundations with structural masonry supporting concrete beam and block floors. 


The building is a new detached student residence with three-storeys.  It comprises over 200 student bedrooms.  The main elevations are brickwork with aluminium double glazed windows and the roof and sloping ends are clad with zinc.


Chilworth, Surrey

Chilworth Manor, formerly the Duchess of Marlborough’s residence, is a Grade II listed building. 


The works comprised the replacement of the existing roof coverings, repointing of brickwork and repair and refurbishment of the existing windows.  The interiors were remodelled and refurbished to a very high standard, including the installation of a new boiler, underfloor heating, rainwater harvesting systems, as well as state of the art audio visual and lighting systems.


Woodcote, Oxfordshire

This project comprised the phased construction of two new boarding houses to accommodate 160 pupils.

This required the demolition of an existing boarding house.  The two boarding houses are symmetrical and linked by a glazed walkway with a rotunda structure at their central point. 

A new access road, landscaping, external works and services supplies were also provided with the works. 

Huntley Cartwright was appointed as quantity surveyor and planning supervisor.  Our financial reporting on this project was by construction phase and there was a summary report encompassing all of the phases, professional fees and client direct fit out costs.



This project involved the refurbishment and upgrade of the main house, other outbuildings, associated service installations, drainage and external works. A new feature bridge was also installed. 

Refurbishment of the main house included the construction of a new orangery, double garage and utility room extensions.

The existing recording studio was refurbished to form a new three-bedroom guest accommodation building.


The wood store was demolished to make room for a new three-car garage and dog kennels. 

External works and hard landscaping to each of the buildings were also carried out.

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