Today’s clients demand more from their project management team. Increasingly, we are asked to oversee projects from concept to delivery and that requires a rare breadth and strength of expertise and experience.

The Silver Difference

With specialists from contractor and consultancy backgrounds, and proven systems in place, we are uniquely qualified to do whatever is needed, working smoothly and productively with everyone involved, and looking after the client’s best interests at every stage.

The key to effective project management is providing the information and advice the client needs to have control of their project throughout. Unusually for the industry, the Silver team includes technical experts familiar with the preconstruction phase, giving us the flexibility to lead any project from day one. Our involvement at the design stage can reduce risks and forestall potential delays and cost overruns. Whatever the challenge, we work closely with the client to prepare a practical, whole-life programme to keep the project on time and within budget, and see it through to a successful and sustainable conclusion.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assistance with developing the client's brief
  • Master planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial modelling
  • Design management through RIBA Stages 1-5
  • Programming, planning and logistics
  • Managing planning applications
  • Risk management
  • Value management
  • Whole-life cost appraisals
  • Procurement management including joint venture options & development agreements
  • Development management
  • Project management of on-site, construction projects
  • Sales and marketing strategies to optimise development potential
  • Production of detailed, fully logic-linked design and construction programmes
  • KPI management
  • Employer's agent / contract administration
  • Quality inspections

How can we help?

Please contact Darren or Ashley for more details of our Project Management Services.

Darren Nolan


Associate Director

Darren joined Silver in 2015.  Previously he held senior positions in pre-construction and led multi-disciplinary teams for a wide range of clients at two of the UK's largest construction companies.

“The Silver approach is about getting the best product for our clients, no matter who they are or what type or size of scheme. We work together to identify and mitigate, or encounter and solve, problems. We understand how contractors need to operate and what our clients need. The result is a unique approach focused on “what is right for the project”. What enables good performance is the professionalism, humility and personalities of our people. No question is a daft one, no problem is yours alone and no one is too busy to lend a hand. It’s busy, it’s mad and I love it.”

Ashley Coull

Managing Associate

Ashley joined Silver in 2009. An experienced project manager and employer's agent, his major projects include the construction of the UK's first eco-town at Bicester and Southmere Village, Thamesmead. 

 “ Silver has a great working atmosphere, relaxed but professional and supportive. I joined as a trainee and they really encouraged my development. We have a great approach to projects too.  We try to add value every time, even if that means going beyond our brief to point out a gap to be filled or an issue to be addressed. The priority is always achieving the best possible result.”

Related Projects

Southmere Village, Thamesmead Regeneration

Client: Peabody
Services: Project Management, Cost Consultancy and Principal Designer

Southmere Village comprises 1,500 homes, a civic square, library and 40,000 sq.m of commercial space and represents the first substantial development in Thamesmead since Peabody acquired land there in 2014. Thamesmead is the largest regeneration project in London and is set to benefit from Crossrail from 2018. Silver is proud to be part of this exciting and ambitious endeavour by our client.

Our team is made up of members with contractor backgrounds and experience in pre-construction, specialising in the design management process. They have managed the detailed and outline planning application for this first phase of the regeneration to be developed in four phases: Southmere Village, Binsey Walk, Coralline Walk and Sedgemere Road.

Working with Peabody and architects Proctor & Matthews, our team has supported one detailed planning application for 525 homes at Southmere Village and outline planning for Binsey Walk, Coralline Walk and Sedgemere Road delivering a further 979 units. The four planning applications were developed simultaneously for planning approval from The London Borough of Bexley to deliver 1,500 new homes.

The image of Civic Square supplied courtesy of Proctor & Matthews Architects.

York Place, Battersea, BTR and Commercial

Client: York Place Buildings Limited, A2Dominion Group

Services: Project Management, Employers Agent, Quality Management

This residential and commercial development on the former “Homebase” site in Battersea incorporates the new headquarters for the Royal Academy of Dance.

Silver was appointed to project manage and assemble a full planning application on behalf of York Place Buildings Limited. The secured planning consent was for three buildings above a new basement and landscaped podium, rising to 21 storeys, and providing for 254 residential units, with 5,710 sq.m. of Class D1 education space, café and drinking establishment space.

The development has been subsequently optimised, and Silver is now appointed to act on behalf of A2Dominion as their Employers Agent and to provide Quality Management services, in the delivery of 131 Build to Rent apartments and 38 affordable apartments, together with the shell and core of 108 private dwellings and the Royal Academy of Dance facility.

Our scope included:

  • Project Management of the initial planning consent
  • Assembly and appointment of the planning consultant team
  • Logistics and construction method statement assembly
    Cost Planning
  • Programme assembly
    Negotiation of a Development Agreement
  • Employers Agent
  • Quality Management

Some project features include:

  • Intricate façade design
  • 21 storeys
  • Basement to full site footprint
  • Structural and acoustic Interface between residential and Royal Academy of Dance facility

Queen’s Wharf Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Client: Queen’s Wharf Riverside LLP
Project Management, Employer’s Agent

This stunning development, next to the Grade II listed Hammersmith Bridge on the ‘Surrey Bend’ of the Thames, is the first residential and arts complex of its size in the UK.

The involvement of Silver began with the demolition of the old Riverside Studios and derelict Queen’s Wharf Building in September 2014 and despite serious site constraints, delivery went to programme. 

The multi-use scheme, a joint venture by Mount Anvil and FABRICA by A2Dominion, brings the world-famous Riverside Studios back to life and adds 165 private apartments. The development incorporates landscaped podium gardens, state-of-the-art TV studios, community arts complex with cafés and restaurant, and a six metre wide riverside walkway and landscaped park area. It also includes a double basement and a CHP serving the apartments and the arts complex.

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Park Lane and Heaps Mill, Liverpool

Client: Inhabit
Service: Project Management

The listed Heaps ‘Rice’ Mill, built in the 1850s, is one of the largest derelict buildings in the centre of Liverpool. Its redevelopment will deliver 797 Build to Rent units and includes the sensitive refurbishment of the old mill building with the addition of three new storeys, plus the construction of several new blocks clad in brick, aluminium and glass. Of the 797 proposed dwellings, 671 shall be new-build, with 126 dwellings contained in the mill

As project manager for the whole project from inception to completion, we have to date, successfully managed the pre-construction phase, obtaining the various planning approvals, providing procurement advice, and managing the tender process. In order to ensure the retention of  the mill’s historic features, we have worked closely with Liverpool City Council Heritage and planning departments, with the support of Historic England. 

18 Blackfriars Road, London, Hotel, Office, Residential

Client: Black Pearl Limited 
Services: Project Management (Planning Application) & Cost Consultancy 

This high-quality, mixed use development comprises a 52-storey, high end residential tower with 227 apartments, a 37 storey office tower with 35,709 sq.m of floor space, a 547 room hotel and a block of 65 affordable apartments. The scheme also includes a triple-level basement, additional retail space, landscaping and a new public square at the centre of the site. 

Silver’s role was to manage the detailed planning application and all stages of the Environmental Impact Assessment. This involved coordinating 16 consultants including the architect, façade engineers and microclimate consultants. Planning consent was secured in 2016.

Silver is subsequently appointed to prepare the post-planning Cost Plan.

LB of Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall

Client: Hammersmith & Fulham Council and A2Dominion
Services: Cost Consultancy and Project Management

A joint venture between Hammersmith & Fulham Council and A2Dominion to redevelop the west side of King Street, Silver are appointed to deliver this ambitious renovation of the Town Hall and breathe new life into this part of Hammersmith. Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, one of the world’s leading firms of architects, have been commissioned to work up this complex scheme.

The redevelopment of the Grade II Listed Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall incorporates a two storey glass extension on top of the Town Hall, complete refurbishment of council’s existing offices space, demolition of the adjacent existing Town Hall extension and construction of approximately 205 dwellings, 10,000m2 of office space and 1,500m2 of retail space across three 5 storey blocks. This scheme will also offer a 250 seat basement cinema, office space for business start-ups and a new arts quarter alongside new cafes, shops and restaurants.

The scheme has its unique challenges such as the desire for the scheme to become an exemplar site in terms of Accessibility, Air Quality and Efficiency, which are all the highest priority for the borough. 

As well as our appointment as project managers to support the planning application for the new building and refurbishment redevelopment of the Town Hall, our cost consultancy team team are commissioned to undertake cost management and planning, as well as looking after the viability of the scheme.

The image supplied courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.


Webber Street, The Borough

Client: Colorama House Limited
Services: Project Management and Party Wall

Silver is appointed to project manage the demolition and redevelopment of a former warehouse and call centre, to provide a new eight storey building (plus basement), incorporating 39 apartments above three storeys of high quality, flexible office accommodation.

Silver was initially appointed to support the planning application process and, following securing of a planning consent, were retained to lead the design management to RIBA Stage 4. Our scope includes for all associated cost planning, in addition to the assembly of a construction method statement, logistics and programme planning.

Silver is also appointed to negotiate all adjoining owner licence requirements, and to act as Building Owners Surveyor in discharging their duties under the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

The image of Webber Street supplied courtesy of Alan Camp Architects LLP.

Goldsworth Road, Woking, Private Sale & Commercial

Client: Prime Place
Services: Project Management (Planning Application) and Cost Consultancy

This high-end scheme proposes the delivery of 560 new build apartments across three 'staircasing' towers, the tallest of which reaches a height of 34 storeys. The scheme also includes 10,000 sq.m of office space, a double basement and ancillary spaces.

Silver’s combination of contractor and consultancy experience ensured that we had a complete understanding of the client brief and the team worked closely with the client and consultant team to manage the planning application. This needed to be completed as part of a reduced programme to align to client objectives, but was submitted within the timescale and achieved planning consent.

Our Cost Consultancy Team supported the application in terms of its viability against our client's business plan. Our Project Management Team was then able to apply their design management skills to control the costs of the selected façade system and thus contribute to the scheme’s viability.

St. John’s Hill Estate Redevelopment, Clapham Junction

Client: Peabody

Services: Project Management and Cost Consultancy

This scheme comprises the redevelopment of the former St, John’s Hill Estate in Clapham Junction, Wandsworth, and proposes the demolition of existing 1930s buildings, and the construction of 599 new homes, delivered over three phases.

Silver is employed to provide Project Management and Cost Consultancy for the redevelopment of Phases 2 & 3, with responsibility to support the delivery of the scheme (from planning and pre-development) by project managing the procurement, construction, handover and aftercare.

Silver have undertaken a construction cost analysis, through a systematic process of challenging the building economics, efficiencies of the net to gross and wall to floor ratios, and eliminating any unnecessary complex detailing.

Silver’s major contribution was in our ability to manage the design and procurement processes to improve the efficiency of the design and increase the number of units from 527 to 599 working within the parameters of the previous planning consent.

What our Clients Say

"I wanted to express my appreciation on working with Silver DCC over the past two years. Silver demonstrated a strong ability to coordinate large and diversified teams and lead them to perform well under pressure and achieve remarkable results. It is encouraging to know that there are still people who care about what they do and the service they provide, and fight for their client. During our project of York Place we had the need to meet a very tight deadline on more than one occasion, whether a planning submission or a variation, or a financial event. During all of these events they made sure they were available, responsive, helpful to other team members. I would like to thank them for your past efforts and ongoing support."

Omer Weinberger
Weinbergers Investments Limited