About us

Established in 1986, Thames & Newcastle is a main building contractor with over 30 years experience operating in London and the south east.

We operate as either a traditional main contractor, forming close links with your own design team, or as a specialist design and build contractor, where we can take your project through from inception and feasibility to planning and completion onsite.

Our objective is to maintain the traditional values of being a family oriented business, while striving to offer the professional approach that is required by our clients but usually the preserve of much larger organisations.

We have significant experience in the London residential market working with both specialist developers and private clients, including a number of VIP’s. However, as approved contractors for many public authorities we also undertake a range of healthcare, education and commercial projects for our public sector and corporate clients.

At Thames & Newcastle we recognise the confidence instilled in our clients by association with external bodies. As a Chartered Building Company we offer a high standard of workmanship to all of our clients and pride ourselves on never sacrificing quality.

Chartered Building Companies are independently assessed and regularly audited and can demonstrate that they:

  • Are competently and professionally run
  • Operate to high business and ethical standards
  • Are committed to developing a fully qualified workforce

We directly employ many key trades and have close links with a number of specialist sub-contractors with whom we work on a regular basis. By adopting this approach we feel we maintain a good balance between quality control and cost control.

We provide the following services:

  • High End Residential
  • New Build
  • Refurbishment
  • Basement Construction
  • Listed Buildings
  • Bespoke Joinery
  • Property Management & Maintenance Services

 

The Team

Keith Leask – Construction Director

Keith Leask is a founding partner of Thames & Newcastle with an extensive background in construction and engineering spanning more than 40 years. Keith oversees construction management of all projects and operation of our joinery workshop

Stanley Leask BSc (Hons) MCIOB – Commercial Director

Stanley Leask is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and member of the Chartered Institute of Building. Stanley has over 20 years experience in the industry and has worked on many prestigious projects in that time including several high specification residential projects for foreign royalty. Stanley oversees the tendering and estimating function and cost control and commercial management of all Thames & Newcastle projects.

Dan Ford MAPM – Construction Director

Dan Ford is a qualified project manager and member of the Association for Project Management. Dan has over 20 years industry experience and has worked on projects up to £150M in value for many well known UK contractors including Kier Group, Norwest Holst, Wates, Balfour Beatty, etc. Dan oversees project management of all our larger scale projects.

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