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.

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