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DREES & SOMMER UNITED KINGDOM

THE COMPANY

Drees & Sommer is Europe's leading international professional services company focusing on the property sector. We work with corporations, investment firms and trusts, public institutions and private investors in the United Kingdom and across the EMEA region, with the aim of maximising the value of our clients’ real estate and the efficiency of their projects. We offer a broad range of consulting, management, engineering and property services.

With over 50 years of experience in Real Estate, Project Management, Cost Management and Facilities Management Consulting in Europe, we have exceptional expertise in leading projects and delivering advisory services. We have a strong track record of projects and a thorough understanding of project delivery and market dynamics in the UK.

We provide innovative management and consulting services that draw on our UK heritage and benefit from the technical prowess of the 46 Drees & Sommer offices across the world. Our network of 4,000 colleagues allows us to share knowledge and expertise and drive the success of our clients’ projects. From our offices in central London and Kent, we also serve clients with international projects and property interests.

In all that we do, we adopt a holistic and sustainable approach – we call it ‘the blue way’.

WHY DREES & SOMMER?

Expertise

  • We are a multi-disciplinary consultancy with over 50 years’ experience of project delivery and providing strategic advice.
  • Our company is a centre of excellence for real estate, -engineering, management, operation and consulting. 

Innovation

  • Our practice is at the forefront of innovation in engineering, sustainability, lean construction and digitisation.
  • Drees & Sommer is the home of Blue City, Cradle to Cradle®, Customised Smart Buildings and the ‘Start it Up’ Incubator.

Efficiency

  • We draw on our global resources to deliver expert solutions, quickly.
  • We provide insight to support our clients in making timely decisions.
  • We implement efficient project delivery plans and achieve measurable savings for our clients.

Track Record

  • We have successfully delivered flagship projects for top FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
  • In 2019 we supported an annual construction volume valued at €20.1 billion (£18.1 billion) and provided services to projects valued at €60.3 billion (£54.4 billion).

We plan and consult on construction and operation...

We lead exceptional projects and deliver innovative consultancy services to our network of valued clients. In partnership with our clients we enable informed ­decision-making, lead efficient construction projects, ­implement optimal operation processes, craft insightful real estate strategies, deliver economically viable ­solutions and achieve real cost savings.

... with tailored services

We know your industry ...

… and set trends to launch new initiatives

AN EXTRACT OF OUR SUCCESSFUL UK REFERENCES

Drees & Sommer UK provided BBC Worldwide & BBC Commercial Holdings with Facility Management Consulting and Project Management services.

For the North Hospice London, Drees & Sommer UK supported with Project Management UX and Change Management services.

For Astellas, the UK team provided Facility Management Consulting, Cost Management, Real Estate Consulting, UX and Change Management.

Drees & Sommer UK carried out the Cost Management for Tabernacle Street in London.

Drees & Sommer is the European leader in future-shaping business and design principles like Cradle to Cradle®, Customised Smart Buildings, Energy Efficient Buildings and Zero Carbon Engineering. Our experts have developed one of the smartest buildings in Europe (cube berlin) along with engineering the world’s first public net plus energy building (City Hall in Freiburg). Our team in the Netherlands is supporting the refurbishment of the historical Post Office in Rotterdam. At the World Trade Center in Brussels, Drees & Sommer is deploying the C2C principles to retain, reuse or recycle a large proportion of the existing materials of the building. "The Cradle" in Dusseldorf is a wood-hybrid building that integrates C2C aspects not only to control the CO2 footprint of the office building, but also contributes to its reusability. Deutsches Haus Vietnam stands tall as a sustainable skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, with energy efficiency unmatched by any other building in South-East Asia.

cube berlin, © Adam Mørk I City Hall, Freiburg I POST, Rotterdam I World Trade Centre, Brussels I The Cradle, Dusseldorf, © INTERBODEN/bloomimages I Deutches Haus Vietnam, © Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City

As a company we are committed to climate protection, sustainable projects and business practices. In 2020, we celebrated our 50th anniversary by becoming Climate Positive. The real estate sector alone is responsible for more than a third of CO2 emissions and 50 percent of resource consumption. We have a social responsibility to provide affordable housing, livable cities, and functional infrastructure. We drive sustainability, along with digital transformation to enable important innovations. In addition to climate protection, we have increased our involvement in social projects. Our long-term goal is to be a beneficial company, which means in addition to its success as a business, also benefits the environment and society.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES AND EXPERTISE

Phillip Ratcliffe, MD & Head of FM Consulting, phillip.ratcliffe@dreso.com
Aran Brooks, Director – Cost Management, aran.brooks@dreso.com
Matthew Greenstreet, Director – Construction & Project Management, matthew.greenstreet@dreso.com
Marco Abdallah, Head of Engineering, marco.abdallah@dreso.com