Who We Are

Our History

In 1993, Philip Weston and Graham Allison established Weston Allison as a partnership of chartered building surveyors based in Northampton.  The practice offered property advice and technical services to clients across the industrial, retail and office sectors.

In 1996, John Wright founded JGP Associates to work alongside Weston Allison as it expanded its commercial activities and to develop the practice’s own historic building work.

These two practices merged to form Weston Allison Wright in 1999.

From offices in Northampton, London and Harrogate, Weston Allison Wright offers a broad range of professional services and expert advice to commercial and public sector clients, including asset and fund managers, investment houses, local authorities, developers and historic property owners across the UK.

Our Leadership Team

Weston Allison Wright employs a team of highly qualified and experienced chartered building surveyors and building professionals with wide experience and specialist technical expertise derived from a range of backgrounds.  We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Everything we do as a business is underpinned by the professional ethical standards of the RICS.  We will work with integrity, we are trustworthy and respectful and we will always strive to deliver the highest standards of service.

The practice is led by the three Directors.

John Wright
BA(Hons) BSc GradDipConsAA FRICS

After qualifying as a chartered building surveyor in 1987, John worked in private practice in Sussex before joining English Heritage as a regional building surveyor in the Midlands region in 1992. In 1996, John left English Heritage to establish JGP Associates as an independent building surveying practice. JGP was merged with Weston Allison in 1999, forming Weston Allison Wright and John became a full equity partner and subsequently a Director of the new business.

John has over 30 years’ experience working for a wide range of commercial and private clients delivering consultancy services in professional and technical building surveying.

Apart from his commercial building surveying and project work, John manages all of the practice’s historic building work.  In 1993, he completed the internationally recognised Post Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation at the Architectural Association in London, adding to his already significant experience. John achieved RICS Building Conservation Accreditation in 1993.

He became a Fellow of the RICS by achievement in 2000.

Contact John on

(T) 01604 491227

(E) john.wright@w-a-w.co.uk

Jon Hatchard

Jonathan qualified as a chartered building surveyor in 1991 whilst working as an assistant surveyor to Philip Weston and Graham Allison at William H Brown Commercial, Northampton.

With over 25 years’ subsequent commercial property experience gained in specialist building surveying and multi-disciplinary surveying practices, Jon is a highly experienced commercial, industrial and retail property professional. He concentrates on carrying out pre-acquisition surveys, defects analysis, dilapidations, technical and project management consultancy, contract administration and project work. He is also the practice’s expert on party walls.

Jon opened the second Weston Allison Wright office in 2007, initially based in Leeds but now located in Harrogate. He became a Director in 2007.

Contact Jon on

(T) 01423 502747

(E) jon.hatchard@w-a-w.co.uk

David Lenehan
Associate Director

David qualified as a chartered building surveyor in 2006 and is based in the Harrogate office. He was appointed an Associate Director in 2015. He has over 15 years’ experience and expertise in the core areas of building surveying and he provides thorough, concise and relevant advice.

During his career, David has gained wide experience working for national surveying consultancies, advising clients and delivering a variety of projects within the retail, office, industrial and education sectors.

David specialises in advising clients in connection with their property portfolios, providing technical pre-acquisition survey reports, dilapidations advice, contract administration and project management.

He also has a keen interest in sustainability and its growing impact on the building industry and he is able to assist clients in assessing the potential risks and opportunities for their property portfolios.

Contact David on

(T) 01423 502747

(E) david.lenehan@w-a-w.co.uk

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