Property firm with in-house UAV service secures merger to create £5bn project empire

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Independent building and project consultancy Paragon, which launched what is believed to be the UK property industry’s first in-house drone service earlier this year, has secured a business partnership with Bond Davidson.

Paragon and Bond Davidson have merged to create a £22m turnover building and project consultancy employing almost 200 people with offices in London, Esher, Manchester and Edinburgh, advising on projects valued at £5 billion.

Paragon’s, John Munday said: “Paragon and Bond Davidson complement each other perfectly in terms of our respective specialisms.

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“We had a larger building surveying and due diligence offering whilst they had a larger project services offering. Together, we are significantly more skilled and able to advise a wider range of clients.

“Both businesses were independently considering acquisitions as part of their strategic growth plans, so the merger is perfectly timed.
Paragon’s services and specialisms now include building surveying, project management, project monitoring, quantity surveying, M&E consultancy, environmental consultancy and occupier services as well as drone surveying.

Earlier this year the company announced that former-Formula One aerial surveyor, Elliott Garrett joined the London, Manchester and Edinburgh-based business to launch property firm’s in-house UAV service.

In his previous role, he travelled the world planning Grands Prix infrastructure and conducting precision GPS surveys of racing circuits using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), laser scanners and drones.

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