Brochure Care - May 2019 SPREAD



About RLF

Our Values

Established in 1885, Robinson Low Francis has seen so many changes in its 134-year history.

Today, RLF is an independently owned Partnership, 130 strong, working across 5 UK offices. We offer an

array of services to both private and public-sector clients across the whole built environment.

We have an extensive track record in Cost Management, Project Management, Health & Safety,

Construction Management and Building Surveying. Our expertise covers a portfolio of sectors including

Residential, Private Rented Sector, Commercial Development, Education, Sports & Leisure, Science &

Technology, Care, Industrial, Arts & Heritage and Mixed-use developments.

At any one time, we are involved in over £2 billion worth of construction and consultancy projects.

At RLF, we continue to grow from strength to strength across all our offices, we embrace change and look

forward to the next 100 years in an ever-evolving construction industry.

Our Vision

The RLF brand and reputation is strong. We are one firm with a dynamic culture. Our people are

extremely motivated, enthusiastic and fully engaged in an environment that has a tangible sense of

positivity and purpose. We have perfect days created by the people we employ, who we are, what we

believe in and the care and pride we have in ourselves. We are having fun, Building Futures.



We work in partnership

and see strength in our


We put the firm first,

knowing that in the

long term this will

benefit us at a local level.



We strive to be better in

everything we do, always

looking to deliver at the

highest level.

performance and development of ourselves, our offices

and our teams. Read more


We are accountable for our actions. We take

responsibility for the performance and development of

ourselves, our offices and our teams.



We change, adapt and

transition with the times

to ensure we move

forward with the world

around us.


Our office environment

should be fun and

inspiring. Work should

be enjoyable and

delivered with passion.


Open & Communicative

Sharing information, learning and engaging with people internally and externally

is key to our success.

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Leighton Buzzard

Client Name:

RLF Roles:

Aldwyck Housing Group

Cost Manager, Building Surveyor

& Project Manager

Previously used as farmland, the site provides 82 spacious

extra care units surrounding an impressive hub of communal

facilities including a restaurant, hair salon, lounges, and a café.

The site is part of a much larger development where over

1,000 houses are being constructed in close proximity to the


Wickmeads Care Home,


The Oaks,


Client Name:

RLF Role:

Care South

Cost Manager

Client Name: Meallmore Ltd

RLF Roles: Project Manager & Cost Manager

The works comprise the demolition of the existing home and

construction of the new 50 bed care home including external

landscaped areas.

Residential care services for up to 32 occupants, set within

attractive landscaped gardens, including shared kitchens,

lounges, acitvity rooms and laundry rooms for residents.

St Barnabas Hospice,


The Scottish Epilepsy

Centre, Glasgow

Client Name: St Barnabas Hospice

RLF Role: Project Manager

Client Name:

RLF Role:


Cost Manager

The 43,600 ft² new-build hospice was built on farmland

adjacent to Titnore Lane, within a mile of the current building.

Full delivery services included programme, risk, financial, legal

and quality management.

The Scottish National Epilepsy Centre provides a 22,800 ft²

bespoke independant hospital that will become a national

resource providing epilepsy assessment and research, as well

as in-patient facilities throughout Scoland, in partnership with

the NHS.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice,


Rosewood Court,

St Albans

Client Name:

RLF Roles:

St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Cost Manager & Project Manager

St Wilfrid’s Hospice was innovatively designed using green

roofs and luscious gardens to conceal the hospice creating

a peaceul sanctuary. The accommodation includes a 20

bedroom in-patient unit, a café, an exhibition space, and a

physiotherapy gym and spa baths. This project recieved two

nominations at the RICS Awards South East and in the Sussex

Heritage Awards in the ‘Community Benefit’ catagory.

Client Name:

RLF Roles:

North Hertfordshire Homes

Project Manager, Cost Manager

& Fire Risk Assessor

The redevelopment of an existing care home site to provide

34 extra care units offering the best of contemporary care

services and design.

The facility includes enhanced communal lounges, dining

spaces, bathrooms, washrooms and treatment rooms.

Esk Moors Lodge,


Mearns House,

Newton Mearns

Client Name:

RLF Roles:

Abbeyfield UK

Project Manager, Employer’s Agent, Cost

Manager & Health & Safety

The 14-unit development incorporates the Bradbury Centre,

which delivers an entirely new model of care to the reigon’s

wider community.

The centre is located in a remote rural area with limited

amenities, and the site was subject to significant planning


Client Name: Hilton Development Properties Ltd

RLF Roles: Cost Manager & Project Manager

Rooms in the new two-storey home far exceed national

care standards and provide a wide range of high quality

care and personal services, including 68 private rooms

comprising of executive suites, garden patio rooms with

access to landscaped gardens, a hairdressing and beauty

salon, multipurpose entertainment space, hobby rooms and

‘Rumbles Café’.

Antonine House Care Home,


Our Services



Cost certainty is crucial to project

success. Independent, informed

advice is required to establish the

right budget, select an appropriate

procurement route and then to

rigorously control costs through


Cost management is at the heart of

RLF’s business; our team is highly

experienced, commercially astute

and enviably well-connected.

They can provide clear advice and

management on both local values,

costs and market, and on national

benchmarks, from project inception

through to the final account.



As costs rise and industry capacity

tightens in an improving market,

project managers must take the

time to really understand client and

project objectives and then use their

experience, connections, commercial

insight and leadership skills to bring

them to fruition.

RLF’s project managers are well

qualified and richly experienced; all

worked in construction, engineering,

design or surveying before pursuing

their project management career.

We are able to offer the benefits of

independent project management

or a broader choice of services where

the efficiencies and simplicity this

brings are important.


& Safety

Health & safety matters present

substantial risks to businesses and

construction projects, so having the

right advisor to guide you through

the plethora of regulations and

legislation is essential for both legal

compliance and risk management.

RLF’s health & safety team provide

a full range of construction-based

health & safety services. Our

consultants develop a bespoke

approach which balances detailed

knowledge of requirements with

the pragmatism that comes

with experience.





Bank & Fund


Client Name:

RLF Roles:

Meallmore Ltd

Employer’s Agent & Cost Manager

An 81 bedroom, new build concrete panel framed elderly/

dementia care home on the site of a former care home. The

building has four floors, each operating as a separate unit.

The lower ground and ground floors contain a total of 41

elderly care bedrooms with the first floor containing 27 units.

The care home also includes a penthouse floor, containing 13

elderly care bedrooms.

When making decisions relating to

property investment, development

or maintenance, comprehensive and

accurate supporting information

is essential.

RLF’s team of building surveyors

operate across the UK and provide

a broad range of investigative and

advisory services to property owners,

occupiers, investors and developers.

These services include advice on

party walls and other neighbourly

matters, dilapidations, turnkey

delivery, planned maintenance,

surveys and due diligence.

Clients who are looking for greater

flexibility and control over programme

efficiency, quality and construction

risks, may consider a consultancy

approach to a directly managed

construction delivery through

Construction Management. This

requires the whole team to actively

‘manage’ the risks associated with the

construction process (that are retained

by the client) to maximise flexibility,

adaptability and opportunity for the

benefit of the client.

RLF can support this delivery either

through strategic consultancy, direct

structuring of a construction

management delivery team or

provision of construction consultancy

professionals to enhance a client’s

own in-house delivery capability.

Development is fraught with risk,

so lenders want to make sure

they invest wisely and that their

investments are protected. RLF

have a nationwide team which

provides monitoring services to

banks and other investors to assist

in the reduction of these risks.

With a dedicated team and

a network of regional offices

we take a personal approach,

forming strong relationships with

lenders and their borrowers and

developing a deep understanding

of their requirements..

Offices: Birmingham / Brighton / Glasgow / London / Stevenage

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