Alasdair Balfour

Alasdair is experienced in contract administration, technical due diligence (TDD) surveys of commercial property and in development and fund monitoring. He works on instructions across the UK and Europe. He has recently acted as Fund Monitor for L&G on the seven-storey, 190,000sq ft, New Waverley office building in Edinburgh. The building is part of a phased development in the capital’s Old Town to house circa 3,000 civil service employees from 2020 and he is undertaking the same role for the comparable Atlantic Square Building in Glasgow, due to be occupied from 2021.

He sits on the RICS Building Surveying Professional Group in Scotland where he has contributed to a national website resource on building refurbishment as well as drafting additional guidance for an update to the Building Surveying APC Pathway Guide.

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I regularly find myself contributing to school career fairs or events to promote the profession which always feels like such an easy task. Whilst the vast majority of our work is across the thriving central belt in Scotland, I’ve been lucky enough to work in Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland as well as locations spanning almost the full length of the UK from the Moray coast in the north down to the Sussex coast in the south. I commonly preach that “buildings don’t come to us” and thoroughly enjoy the experience that comes from working in different places, both with continuing and different teams.

Beyond the office, I enjoy family time with my wife and two daughters as well as sport and music. I don’t get to play the bass guitar or the drums as often as I used to but enjoy cycling, running, golf and now after breaking my leg, just watching rather than playing football.