Varsity Consulting is a Cambridge based Quantity Surveying company with a friendly, pro-active approach. Offering a full range of Quantity Surveying services including feasibility estimates, cost planning, due diligence, tendering, procurement, and post-contract cost management on projects from £100k to £30m; all for a competitive fee.

Varsity Consulting was founded in 2017 by Tom Francis (formerly of Davis Langdon and AECOM).

Tom is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, bringing 12 years of experience running projects from £100k to £120m across a range of sectors including education, leisure, commercial and residential; including both new build and fit-out.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Estimating, Cost Planning, Feasibility, Tendering, Procurement

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • RICS

Serviced Areas

  • Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and beyond

Contact Details

  Person Tom Francis
  City Cambridge
  Postcode CB4 2HY
  Address Future Business Centre
  Phone Number 01223 298000

Business Representative

Tom Francis


Products & Services


Quantity Surveying is more than just measurement. Varsity can assist you in many different ways from inception of your project to completion.

Feasibility / Inception

At inception stage, Varsity will undertake feasibility costing; not just for the build, but also helping you put together a budget for your whole project. We can also put you in touch with suitable Architects and other design consultants.

Design Stage

As the project progresses we work closely with the design team, aiming to keep the design, aspirations, and budget aligned. We remain in close contact with you, keeping you updated on costs. Our knowledge, costing skills and attention to detail at this stage in particular can save significant amounts of money on the final build.

Procurement and Tendering

Once the design is suitably progressed, we will advise on the best way to procure your project; whether negotiated or tendered, traditional or design and build. In doing this, we will consider your timescales, budget, and approach to risk. We will also help you shortlist potential Contractors and will produce tender documents and manage the tender process.

When tenders are returned, we will review and report on these; making a recommendation of who to to appoint to undertake the build. Following this we will draw up Contracts.

Construction and Final Account

Once the project is on site, monthly valuations are undertaken to protect your money; paying only for completed works. We will also assist with costing any changes and agreeing these with the Contractor, ultimately leading to agreement of a final account.

Customer Testimonials

Tom's wise counsel and skill in all aspects of cost management are clear to anyone who works with him. He is a pleasure to work with, delivers what he says he is going to deliver and has a patient and considered approach.

Varsity delivered their services with efficiency and clarity. We consider them to be good communicators, knowledgeable and trustworthy

Tom performed all tasks competently and with commitment and enthusiasm. Tom has a collaborative approach that is both highly professional and also friendly, enabling him to work extremely well with the rest of the design team to help align aspirations with budget.

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It was a pleasure to Sponsor the Ladies Open Race at Cottenham Racecourse on New Years Eve. It was great to be abl
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At a bit of a Cambridge institution today - Steele Bodgers rugby match!
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From Our Website

Our friends at Cambridge Building Surveyors can assist with your RICS Residential Survey, RICS Valuation, and Party Wall requirements in and around Cambridge.

Tom Francis leads Quantity Surveying at Varsity and founded the Company in 2017 after 12 years at Davis Langdon / AECOM. Tom is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and NEC Accredited Project Manager and has a friendly, personable, pro-active approach to projects; constantly looking to drive efficiencies and save Clients money on projects without compromising on quality. The majority of Tom's career has been spent working in and around Cambridge and the South-East for Clients including Cambridge University, Samsung, The Perse School, RBS, Cambridge Assessment, Imperial College and a number of developers.