Looking for Commercial Builders in London? The Key Elements to Consider!

Choosing the right builder is one of the most crucial decisions when embarking on a commercial building project, whether a new build, refurbishment, or extension. This is more pertinent in a city as architecturally diverse and dynamic as London. With its unique blend of historical and contemporary architecture, the capital requires commercial builders who appreciate this diversity and have the skills and experience to deliver exceptional results. 

With a rich history and a proven track record, Jerram Falkus has established itself as a trusted and reputable name in the industry. We bring a wealth of experience to the table, having successfully delivered a wide range of projects across the city. From large-scale commercial developments to smaller projects, we have the expertise and resources to bring your vision to life. 

Case Study 1: Yotel, Clerkenwell Road 

 This ambitious venture includes 212 hotel guest rooms, seamlessly blending with residential units, office/workspace, and retail space. The magnitude of this project is reflected in its staggering value of £35 million, showcasing our capacity to manage substantial financial investments with precision and responsibility. 

The Yotel project was not just about scale but about crafting a space that epitomised modernity and functionality. Under the JCT Design & Build contract, Jerram Falkus worked closely with Fletcher Rae Architects to ensure the final result was an innovative and exciting space catering to the guests’ needs.  

Case Study 2: The Foundry, Islington 

Another noteworthy project by Jerram Falkus is The Foundry in Islington. This project entailed meticulously refurbishing a workspace to meet low-energy standards and constructing 12 two-bedroom apartments.  

 Jerram Falkus, under the JCT Design & Build contract, collaborated with Cullinan Studio, an architect renowned for its commitment to sustainable design. This project is a statement of our dedication to environmentally responsible construction practices. It provided a functional, energy-efficient workplace and added valuable residential space to the heart of Islington, underpinning our ethos of contributing positively to the communities we serve. 

Key Elements to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Builder 

1. Experience and Expertise

Experience is one of the most crucial factors to consider when choosing a commercial builder. This is not just about how long they have been in the business; more importantly, it is about their track record in delivering successful projects. 

Commercial building projects require a unique blend of skills and knowledge that can only be honed through years of hands-on experience. An experienced commercial contractor will have faced and overcome several challenges, equipping them with the necessary problem-solving skills to efficiently navigate any potential issues during your project. 

Furthermore, experience also translates to better project management and execution. Experienced builders are more likely to have refined their processes over the years, resulting in a smoother, more efficient workflow. This can significantly reduce the likelihood of costly delays or mistakes, ensuring your project is completed on time and within budget. 

Jerram Falkus, for example, has been in the construction industry for more than 138 years. Over this time, we have amassed a wealth of experience in various sectors, including education, healthcare, residential, and commercial building. We have demonstrated our proficiency in managing complex projects, such as the Yotel project on Clerkenwell Road and The Foundry refurbishment in Islington, confirming our position as one of the leading commercial builders in London. 

2. Commitment to Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

The effects of climate change are increasingly felt, and the construction industry has a pivotal role in mitigating its impacts. This is why there is a growing trend towards green building practices, which focus on creating energy-efficient and sustainable structures. 

Green building practices involve increasing our buildings’ energy, water, and material efficiency. These practices help reduce carbon emissions, conserve water, and decrease waste. 

Therefore, choosing a commercial builder with a solid commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency is vital. Not only does this ensure your project will be built to the highest environmental standards, but it can also result in significant cost savings. 

With a firm commitment to low energy and Passivhaus construction, Jerram Falkus is at the forefront of the shift towards more sustainable building practices. Our expertise in this area ensures that all our projects meet and often exceed the current energy efficiency and sustainability standards. 

3. Community Engagement

We firmly believe that the construction of commercial buildings extends far beyond physical structures, as it’s an activity that significantly impacts society. We embrace the enormous responsibility that comes with our work, striving to make a positive impact through the buildings we construct and also in the communities where we operate. 

This is why we actively support local schools, colleges, and universities. This involves offering work experience roles, industry placements, and post-graduate opportunities. Our commitment to social responsibility extends to local charities. For instance, we support the STC Spitalfields Charitable Trust, Richard House Children’s Hospice, and Macmillan Cancer Support through various initiatives, including material donations and corporate partnerships. 

In addition, we take pride in employing many local residents, thereby contributing to the local economy and community development. Furthermore, our sourcing and supply chain management approach focuses on efficiency and sustainability, ensuring our practices align with our commitment to social responsibility. 

Through these diverse community engagement initiatives, Jerram Falkus doesn’t just build structures; we build relationships, foster growth, and contribute positively to the fabric of the communities we serve. 

4. Accreditations and Awards

 When choosing a commercial builder, it’s essential to consider their industry recognition through accreditations and awards. These credentials endorse a company’s commitment to quality, safety, and best practices. 

Accreditations provide a measure of assurance that the builder operates to specific industry standards. They demonstrate that the builder has been rigorously assessed and deemed capable of delivering high-quality work safely and professionally. On the other hand, awards highlight a builder’s exceptional performance in specific areas. They are a testament to a builder’s expertise, innovation, and commitment to excellence. 

Jerram Falkus has been honoured with numerous accreditations and awards reflecting our dedication to excellence in construction. These accolades give our clients confidence that their projects are in the hands of a highly recognised and reputable builder. 

Choose Jerram Falkus for Your Next Commercial Construction Projects 

Choosing the right commercial builder is a critical decision that can significantly impact the success of your project. With Jerram Falkus Construction, you choose more than just a construction company. You’re partnering with a green building leader committed to sustainability and energy efficiency, a community-focused organisation that invests in local talent and supports charitable causes, and an award-winning company recognised for its quality, safety, and operational excellence. 

Whether planning a minor renovation or a large-scale commercial development, Jerram Falkus brings a wealth of experience, a commitment to best practices, and a track record of successful projects.  

So why not partner with a commercial builder that aligns with your values and has the credentials to deliver exceptional results? Contact us to discuss your commercial construction needs and discover how we can bring your vision to life.