DBK is a leading UK-based independent project management and cost consultancy specialist covering all sectors of the property and construction industry.

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Our core values are the belief in good people, robust processes, experience,
ability and a passion to make a positive difference.

Client Testimonial

  • DBK has provided due diligence and cost advice at acquisition and has worked alongside us in developing strategies and legal frameworks for the delivery of high value complex mixed use and residential developments in the London business. DBK has delivered Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying services along with a CDM coordinator role. It is clear that the DBK residential team has significant experience and a thorough understanding of the product and, as importantly to us, residential development generally including business planning, sales processes, building management and customer care. This has been invaluable in their understanding of our business drivers and the successful delivery of a focussed specialist service.

    Allan Hunter, Commercial Director, Redrow, London

  • Trent & Dove have been working with DBK for 5 years as our Framework Consultant Employer’s Agents and Project Managers for a wide range of new-build and refurbishment projects, with varied tenures. DBK’s Affordable housing expertise, understanding our funding criteria, development parameters and consultation with our stakeholders has meant that both Trent & Dove and DBK project teams work well together to establish and deliver a shared project vision. We have achieved continued success by being able to build on the attitude and approach provided by their team.

    “This approach has led recently to the successful completion of the £8m“state of the art” Chestnut Grange Extra Care project in Burton upon Trent .The scheme received high levels of stakeholder praise and 100% satisfaction from the new customers”.

    Chris Jones, Head of Development, Trent and Dove Housing

  • We have been working with the DBK team for over 10 years, their proactive approach to project and cost management has been key to our continuing success as a business. They are committed, passionate and always look to add value to our schemes.

    Dan Gallagher, Managing Director, Stoford Developments

  • “DBK have provided cost management, project management and CDM Coordination services to Graftongate since 2005.  Our Amazon project is the largest we have undertaken to date and DBK provided us with the best professional advice and assisted us in administering and project managing the scheme to a successful conclusion – on time and on budget with a highly satisfied tenant.”

    Phil Silk, Director, Graftongate Developments

  • “DBK has been providing cost management, project management, CDM Coordination, Building Surveying, Residential Consultancy and Utilities Consultancy services to St Modwen for over 15 years.  We employ DBK on a variety of projects throughout the UK ranging in value from £2m to £200m and across the full property sector mix.  They work closely with the design teams to ensure our projects are delivered on time and within budget.”

    Stephen Burke, Construction Director, St Modwen Properties PLC

  • Commenting on the latest data hall handover in Amsterdam:

    “Once again and in no way underestimating the challenge a very well done for this further milestone.  Only through DBK’s meticulous attention to customer care and detail has this been delivered.”

    Matthew Horne, Regional Senior Project Manager, Europe, Global Switch

  • DBK provided Cost Management and Employers Agent services to Gallan Developments in respect of the first phase of their 220,000 sq ft mixed use hotel, retail and leisure development adjacent to the Bull Ring Shopping Centre in Birmingham City Centre.

    The first phase comprised a 210 -bed Travelodge Hotel incorporating a restored 19th Century Listed Building (42-45 Upper Dean Street) which fronts a central atrium covered courtyard and reception area for the hotel.

    The overall mixed use development will comprise a further 340-bed hotel, 18,000 sq ft of retail units and 10,000 sq ft of offices (a unique two storey, fully glazed flagship office address to be constructed above the heritage building), restaurants and bars.

    Karen Wilson, Director, Gallan

  • DBK have been working with us for over 4 years and have recently been re appointed on our panel of consultants. DBK provide us with Cost Management and Employers Agent services on a variety of projects ranging in value between £20 and £50 million. We engage closely with the DBK team from the initial cost planning feasibility stage of a project to financial close and then through the construction phase to completion.DBK provide us with proactive and accurate services throughout every stage of the project.

    Group Construction Director, UPP


DBK is a leading UK-based project management and cost consultancy that offers a wealth of expertise in all sectors of the built environment.

The award winning independent partnership has been operating in the property and construction marketplace for over 40 years.  We employ around 100 staff across four strategically located offices.

Value added services include building surveying, health and safety / CDM, utility solutions, sustainability, corporate services and affordable housing consultancy.

We work with an extensive range of clients.  These include property developers, publicly funded bodies, end users, education organizations and local authorities.

Sector experience includes residential, industrial, data, office, retail, affordable housing, education, hotels, mixed-use, student housing, and health and medical care.

Pragmatic in our approach and flexible in our thinking, we have a proven track record in identifying opportunity and adding tangible value to our clients.

We are passionate about delivering success – yours and ours.


Understanding the business case, enhancing value,
building long term relationships, team players

Our starting point has always been to establish a clear understanding of our clients’ business objectives.

We focus on these and structure a service to add value.

We challenge and are determined to deliver success.

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80 percent of our business is generated by the people and organisations
that we’ve successfully worked with.

You’re only as good as other people think you are. And luckily, the most important people – our clients – rate us very highly indeed.

We pride ourselves on forging long-standing partnerships with clients.

Tackling individual projects from each client’s commercial perspective enables us to achieve a high level of client satisfaction.

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Meet the management team


Where you can make a difference

If you would like to be a part of an unique culture and build an exciting and rewarding career, then look no further than DBK. We are committed to delivering all the support and practical assistance you will need to climb the career ladder.


Quantity Surveyor – Bournemouth 
View the link below for full details;
Intermediate Senior QS Bmth job advert
If you think you have what it takes, email your CV to twelstead@dbkltd.com

Full Time Office Administrator- Birmingham
Supporting a team of 50, working alongside the Team Secretary and Office Manager, we require a ‘get stuck in’ administrator.  If you are interested in this role, email your CV to ealford@dbkltd.com




We are always looking for good people to join the team.
So if you think you're what we need then get in touch




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No matter how much information we put in front of you here, it’s never going to be a substitute for talking to us.

If you’d like to communicate with any one of our principals, you’ll find the appropriate information in the people section or if you know their office location use the information below


321 Bradford Street, Birmingham B5 6ET
0121 622 8520 dberry@dbkltd.com


100 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6EU
0203 691 0500 sdidcott@dbkltd.com


Streate Place, St Peters Road, Bournemouth BH1 2LT
0120 220 8000 twelstead@dbkltd.com


Carvers Warehouse, 77 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HG
0161 228 1800 ktheobold@dbkltd.com