Employers Agent

The role Employers Agent is one usually provided where clients wish to utilise a “Design & Build” Contract to construct new buildings and prefers the security of a fixed cost contract.

When fulfilling the role of Employers Agent, it is imperative to understand the employer’s requirements and expectations before progressing. At Peacock Stevens, we have a collaborative expertise that allows us to manage design and build contracts and tailor the service to suit the individual client’s needs.

Once we have developed an understanding of the Clients requirements, we can advise upon which key elements of the service are required.

When appointed as Employer’s Agent we expect to undertake the following role:

  • Pre-Contract Services
  • Obtain and understand the Client’s brief and prepare
    a) an estimated build cost;
    b) an outline construction programme
  • Carry out an appraisal of the site and if required arrange for any measured surveys or any geotechnical surveys
  • Alongside the appointed Design Team, develop a scheme of outline proposals
  • Devise the Contractors brief issued in the form of the employer’s requirements together with the associated tender documentation
  • Discuss and advise on warranties, bonds, consents and licenses
  • Obtain tenders and negotiate with the preferred bidder to achieve an offer which sits within the employer’s expectations and budget
  • Validation of the contractor’s design
  • Prepare the contract documents
  • Post-Contract Services
  • Attend and chair site meetings, usually on a monthly basis
  • Validate Contractor’s design as the contract progresses
  • Undertake quality and progress inspection services throughout the duration of the contract
  • Provide a full cost and contract administration services throughout the duration of the contract
  • Provide completion inspections and issue relevant certificates
  • Arrange commissioning and any maintenance contracts for M&E installations


Peacock Stevens were appointed by Stobart Properties Ltd. to provide Employers Agent services in connection with the redevelopment and refurbishment of a small shopping parade.


In addition to acting as Employer’s Agent, we also offer the following services:


Professional and pragmatic advice from an experienced building surveying practice who we are always happy to recommend to our clients.

Tony IbbotsonLee Baron Ltd Manchester

Peacock Stevens have continued to deliver a pro-active and professional service during the years that I have worked with them. Their communication throughout the process is excellent, delivering the projects in an efficient and timely manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending their service.

Steve DooganCapreon

We have appointed Peacock Stevens on numerous projects ranging from retail conversions and extensions to large-scale petrol filling station developments. They have continuously delivered in terms of their professional and diligent approach, and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.

Northhold Group

I recently used Peacock Stevens when looking to purchase a new house. In the end I instructed two surveys as the depth and quality of the report on the first property identified defects that would have meant significant costs to me, meaning I did not proceed.

I am pleased that my second choice was defect free and the quality and detail in the survey was again of the highest standard.

Mrs Frances Hilton

Peacock Stevens recently carried out an RICS Building Survey for me on a house I was looking to purchase. The report was thorough and detailed but was also easy to understand. We are very happy in our new home.

Mr S Davenport

An excellent and comprehensive report and we will take heed of its findings. We are proceeding with the purchase and hopefully all will go according to plan. Thank you and with best wishes

Dr John Taylor-Robinson


Do you have a Employers Agent case you wish to discuss in confidence?

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