In 1986 Alan Harper a young recently qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor had an ambition to re-establish the practice of Morham & Brotchie in Edinburgh.   As a result, the firm has developed into one of the most respected Quantity Surveying practices in the country.
We truly care about the service we provide and do all we can to realise best value for our clients.
We have a dedicated team of hardworking and considerate professional people, who continually strive to improve the service we provide.
Experts in our field, we are passionate about the projects we get involved in and thorough when dealing with the day to day work.

Ralph Findlay

Assoc.RICS, Associate Director
Ralph has over 40 years’ experience in Quantity Surveying.   He takes personal pride in keeping project stakeholders updated on project costs and in quickly identifying and communicating solutions or alternatives to ensure projects can be completed on budget. Ralph enjoys developing good relationships with the client, design team and contractors allowing the project delivery process to be collaborative and constructive.

David Anderson

BSc(Hons), Director
David is a considerate, pragmatic quantity surveyor with a breadth of pre and post contract project experience over many sectors of the construction industry. David is the director responsible for our operations and the service we provide for our clients.

Alan Harper

BSc(Hons), MRICS, Managing Director
Alan is genuinely interested and involved in each new commission we undertake and will do all he can to support the client and design team to successfully deliver the project. Alan thrives on the challenges of the varying sectors we are involved in.  He has extensive experience of heritage and cultural projects and the often-complex funding arrangements required for the development and delivery of such projects.

Graeme Lancaster

Assoc.RICS, HNC, Senior Quantity Surveyor
Having gained a broad range of experience across many sectors in the UK and overseas, including working for public, private and contracting organisations, Graeme joined Morham + Brotchie Partnership in 2015.   Graeme particularly enjoys the “traditional service” we provide.  The attention to detail and thoroughness we adopt, allows him to provide our clients with a supportive service from inception to completion.

Ewan Slight

BSc, MRICS, Director
Returning to Morham + Brotchie Partnership in 2006 Ewan has developed a very broad range of experience from football stadia, laboratories, schools, dance studios, country houses, and community projects to high profile conservation projects, attained from his time working in New Zealand and in the UK.    Focused on project delivery Ewan has a particular interest in dispute resolution and the provision of expert witness services.

George Brough

BSc(Hons), Quantity Surveyor
An enthusiastic and dedicated team player, with a breadth of experience ranging from infrastructure, education and hotel work to careful conservation work.   George loves the variety of projects we are privileged to be involved in and is committed to achieving best value for our clients and assisting them where possible during the project development and construction process.

Euan Watson

BSc(Hons) MRICS, Director
Euan has considerable experience with both private and public sector clients, on new build and existing building projects.   Euan finds it particularly rewarding to be involved in the conservation and restoration of buildings, returning them to their former glory and preserving their legacy for future generations.

Sean Miller

HND Quantity Surveying, Apprentice Quantity Surveyor
Sean supports project team leaders on a variety of commissions from domestic extensions and conversion work to multi-million pound projects.   Mentored and trained by senior surveyors and directors he very much embraces the importance we attach to the provision of the best possible service we can deliver for our clients.  

Claire Henderson

Office Manager
Claire has been part of the team for 20 years, her drive and attention to detail ensures that the quality of work produced and issued by the practice is maintained at the highest level.   Focused & fastidious, above all Claire is friendly & welcoming.

Jason Miller

HND Quantity Surveying, Apprentice Quantity Surveyor
Jason is our newest apprentice, and having acquired his HND, will now study part time at University while working alongside senior team members to develop his understanding of quantity surveying and construction technology.   Jason is especially interested in seeing unused buildings being transformed into sustainable heritage assets and for him this is a really motivating and rewarding part of the job.

David Piechniczek

BSc(Hons), Quantity Surveyor
Having joined the practice a year ago, David is thriving on the challenges that many of our one off complex and sometimes even unusual projects bring.  David finds the mixture of heritage and contemporary work stimulating, demanding and ultimately incredibly rewarding.

Leslie Ross

MRICS, Senior Quantity Surveyor
Thorough and knowledgeable Leslie has a wide range of experience across many construction sectors.  Over recent years Leslie has become particularly interested in our projects to repair, conserve and consolidate sometimes fragile scheduled ancient monuments.  Leslie also provides the team with the internal IT support we need to do our jobs efficiently.

John Spalding

Consultant (former Director)
John is one of the founding partners of the current practice and responsible for most of the values we hold.   John is immensely proud of the projects we have helped to deliver over the years, however he takes particular pride and satisfaction from training and coaching young surveyors and seeing them develop into highly skilled professional QS’s.

Ricky Bernard

Senior Quantity Surveyor
A relatively new member of the Morham + Brotchie Partnership family.   Personable and friendly, Ricky gets on with the job with a minimal of a fuss.   He has experience over a wide range of construction sectors and as part of our billing team enjoys the variety of projects we do.

Ross Weir

Senior Quantity Surveyor
Now part time, Ross is another member of our very experienced team of surveyors responsible for the preparation of Bills of Quantities and tender documents.   His attention to detail helping to identify discrepancies in project data at an early stage, avoids potential delays when work is on site.

Ian Keay

Senior Quantity Surveyor
Ian is the oldest, or perhaps we should say most senior, member of the team. Having retired from Morham + Brotchie Partnership in 2005, Ian is still regularly on hand helping us out during busy spells .   His vast experience and excellent skills in preparing Bills of Quantities is very much valued by us and by our clients.

“Morham + Brotchie Partnership are the guardians of traditional quantity surveying in Scotland.”

James Simpson
Simpson & Brown Architects

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