History of Bowen & Partners

Bowen and Partners is a Chartered Quantity Surveying practice providing project and financial management services to the public and private sector. Formed in 1963 the practice is based in Cardiff Bay.

The partners and staff are from mixed backgrounds with experience in project and construction management, quantity surveying, CDM Co-ordination and party wall surveying. Over the 50 years the practice has developed all commissions are managed by a partner from which we have earned a reputation for providing our clients with sound financial advice and practical knowledge of the most appropriate forms of procurement to meet our clients timescale and budgetary constraints.

The practice has promoted partnering in construction and in 2005 received an Award from the Government sponsored Constructing Excellence for a housing regeneration project at Bettws which was adopted by the Welsh Assembly as a demonstration project on partnering procurement.

We have utilised partnering procurement in education, housing and commercial projects.

In the public sector, we advise many Local Authorities on their varied housing, schools and leisure projects and new civic offices. We were the appointed QS for the £90 million Cardiff Bay Barrage.

We act as auditors for the Welsh Assembly on their grant programme and also act as project monitors for clients on grant aided schemes.

Principal areas of works are education including primary and secondary schools, further and higher education projects, residential and commercial developments. In the housing sector, we have managed the construction of over 3,000 affordable homes in Wales. Notable projects include the 560 homes St Mellons project in Cardiff which was the first scheme in the UK to be approved by the Treasury for mixed funding and the Bettws Regeneration Project which became a demonstration project for the Housing Forum and Welsh Government.

In the commercial sector commissions include offices, retail and industrial projects. Notable projects include Cardiff Bay Barrage and associated developments in Cardiff Bay; Welsh Industrial Partnership which is a joint venture between RBS and Welsh Government on industrial developments in Wales and the Merthyr Tydfil Old Town Hall refurbishment.

In 2012 Bowen and Partners won the Consultancy Practice of the Year Award at the Insider Property Awards Wales.