Bucking the trend, Chalmers & Co expands
Chalmers & Co will be moving into 37 & 38 High Street, Haddington during November.
Chalmers & Co’s new offices include one of the most striking Georgian buildings in the town.
Chalmers & Co, chartered surveyors and estate agents, has announced that the firm is moving to McVie’s offices at 48 High Street, Haddington, the former British Linen Bank and one of the finest Georgian buildings in the town. This will allow the Chalmers & Co teams, currently based at 40 Sidegate and Winton House, to combine into one office for the first time.
Chalmers & Co provides a full range of property services from property management, valuation and consultancy, to farming and forestry, estate agency, letting and architectural services. The firm has been in Haddington and the surrounding area for over 40 years and has deep local roots. Francis Ogilvy, the owner of Chalmers & Co, now works with an expanded team of 13.
Francis Ogilvy says:
“I’m delighted that our offices will have a more prominent position on the High Street. In bringing the whole team under one roof, we hope to demonstrate that we are a multi-discipline property services business offering a broad range of professional property advice. This will give us more scope to add value to our clients’ property businesses, and there will be plenty of opportunities for synergy and creativity.
“As we witness falling property prices in East Lothian for the first time since our firm was formed, being able to take a more considered and broader view of clients’ property needs is now more critical than ever.
“We decided to move into bigger offices because several areas of Chalmers’ business are growing and we have taken on three new members of staff over the last year: lettings and management are doing very well – in part due to the challenges in the estate agency market – and our Architectural Services team, headed up by David Brackenridge who joined us from Dunglass, are having their best ever year.
“David’s four strong team is currently working on plans to refurbish our new offices with an exciting rural theme based round our vision for ‘shaping the countryside’.
“I am aware that by expanding, we are going against the general trend of down-sizing and consolidation in the property industry. That is one of the advantages of having a multi-disciplinary team rather than relying on a narrower range of services.”
Chalmers & Co aims to be open for business at 48 High Street, Haddington by late November.
For more information contact Francis Ogilvy on 01620 824986 or 01875 342048, or Christopher Lamotte on 07957 870071.