James Delamere

Director – Head of Building Surveying
+44 (0)1372 847 900

James has a BSc (Hons) Building Surveying from the University of the West of England in Bristol and a Diploma in Surveying Practice from the College of Estate Management in Reading, where is he also an Associate Tutor. He has more than 10 years of experience as a chartered building surveyor.

Before joining Adair, James worked for a range of building consultancies and founded his own firm, which has been acquired by Adair. He has significant experience across a range of sectors, including commercial, retail and industrial.

His responsibilities have included conducting pre-acquisition due diligence surveys, project management and project monitoring, preparing schedules of condition, tendering and contract administration, and preparing dilapidations schedules.

James’s previous projects include the acquisition of a Grade A business park (value circa £80m) and a 300-acre industrial site (value circa £20m), multi-million pound traditional and design & build projects, party wall matters for a large reroofing programme for a London Borough, and preparing portfolios for sale and leaseback by large high street occupiers.

At Adair, James is a Director leading the building surveying department and will bring his extensive experience to ensure a consistently high service to clients and their projects. His core areas of expertise include:

  • dilapidations
  • party walls
  • licences for alterations
  • acquisition surveys
  • planned and preventive maintenance
  • defect diagnosis
  • project management
  • project monitoring
  • contract administration
  • reinstatement cost assessments
  • schedules of condition.

Outside of work, James is interested in anything to do with cars, particularly classic marques such as Morgan.