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.
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
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
Our office environment
should be fun and
inspiring. Work should
be enjoyable and
delivered with passion.
R L F V I S I O N A N I M A T I O N
Open & Communicative
Sharing information, learning and engaging with people internally and externally
is key to our success.
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,
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
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
Client Name: St Barnabas Hospice
RLF Role: Project 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
St Wilfrid’s Hospice,
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.
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,
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
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
Antonine House Care Home,
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.
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
Bank & Fund
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
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