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Colin Wood

MRICS

Head of Cost Management

Cost Management

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About

Professional Summary

As a leading cost consultant in the EMEA region,I help to shape design solutions by maximising value to clients and protecting their commercial interests. 

I have worked as a cost consultant in London since 2000, initially working for Gardiner & Theobald for three years on a number of new build commercial office developments.  Upon joining Turner & Townsend in 2004 I primarily worked on cultural sector projects such as Darwin Centre Phase 2 at Natural History Museum and the refurbishment of Tate Britain.  Since 2010 I have specialised in interior fit out.  I joined the Colliers team in August 2019 to help lead our Cost Management offer.

Accomplishments

Led the development of the global interior fit out benchmarking platform for Turner & Townsend.

Led a task team to develop a cost management methodology mapped against RIBA work stages. This includes writing procedures and producing templates for use on the company’s global extranet.

Authored Turner & Townsend’s London fit out market update, presenting at a number of client forums.

Education

BSc (Hons) Geography 

MSc (Dist) Construction Cost Engineering

 

Memberships & Involvements

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

Clients

Apple account manager for EMEA

Microsoft - 135,000sqft fit out in Paddington, 80,000 sqft in Cambridge

Facebook - 110,000 sqft in Euston

Goldman Sachs - 800,000 sqft London new build HQ, projects in Frankfurt and  Zurich

Royal Bank of Canada - 250,000 sqft fit out at100 Bishopsgate

Shell - 500,000 sqft campus development on Southbank

Testimonials

"Colin was a key part of our team for the Telefonica Digital HQ project at Air Street. His hard work and willingness to go the extra mile were fundamental to delivering this ambitious project on time and on budget, both in terms of engineering a scheme that was affordable as well as managing the costs during the construction phase. Colin always had a firm grasp of the commercial position, which allowed the business to make decisions with confidence. I would recommend Colin to any future client".  David Russell, Head of Workplace, Telefonica

"I found Colin to be a highly skilled Cost Manager with the right temperament in the high pressured environment we worked under. He was always calm, cool-headed, dependable and a solid team player. He always came across as someone who enjoyed his job - representing his profession with pride. I highly recommend Colin." Ade Osinuga, Project Manager, Goldman Sachs

Services

Service Lines

Project & Building Consultancy

Property Type

London Offices, National Offices, Public Sector

My Team

Featured Research

1 Apr 2022

Occupier Insights London Fit Out Market Update April 2022

As we’ve just passed the two-year anniversary since the first COVID-19 lockdown, the outlook for the London fit out market is looking more positive than it has been for a while according to the latest survey by Colliers’ Cost Consultancy team.
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7 Oct 2021

Occupier Insights London Fit Out Market Update Oct 2021

Activity in the London office fit out market has returned to its pre-pandemic levels according to the latest survey by Colliers’ Cost Consultancy team. In this report we observe tendering conditions and expected price inflation for projects this year and next.
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28 May 2021

Occupier Insights London Offices Market Update May 2021

The London fit out market has been on a roller coaster ride during the last year, and despite some positivity making its way into business sentiment, the ride is not yet over.
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Featured News

7 Oct 2021

London office fit out activity back to pre-pandemic levels, says Colliers

Demand for office refurbishments or wholescale new fit outs is back to the same level at the start of 2020.
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23 Jun 2020

Managing development risks post-COVID-19

The shape of construction and development during 2020 was the focus of a second webinar in a series on real estate restructuring held by Colliers International last week.
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