Our History

Synergy was founded in 2006 as a result of a strategic merger between CM Parker Browne, Cook and Butler and Ottley Morrison. Subsequent mergers in 2008 with Bare, Leaning & Bare and Johnson & Partners further complemented the practice. These mergers brought together over 130 years of expertise and have provided Synergy with a depth of knowledge, authority and the reputation which characterises our practice today. We will continue to actively pursue business growth to continue to enhance our practice and promote outstanding service.

CM Parker Browne

Parker & Browne, as the company was first called, was founded in London as a practice of chartered quantity surveyors in 1955. In 1982 a building surveying division was added and project management services followed on in 1989.The practice expanded by merging with JB Marks & Partners in 1999 and Close Morton & Company in 2000 to form CM Parker Browne.

CM Parker Browne had a broad spread of clients and services, developing particular expertise in the retail, education and residential sectors.

Cook and Butler

Cook and Butler were inaugurated in 1961 as a practice of chartered Quantity Surveyors in central London. This firm’s reputation had been built on long established client relationships and repeat business which continues to be part of our strength today.

Prior to the merger with Synergy in 2007, Cook and Butler offered a wide range of consultancy services and had developed expertise in the education, ecclesiastical, hotel, retail, residential and industrial sectors.

Ottley Morrison

Ottley Morrison was a quantity surveying and project management practice. The company was established in Manchester in 1996 and specialised in the private sector working across a wide range of sectors including commercial, high end residential, education and retail.

Bare, Leaning & Bare

Amalgamated with Synergy in 2008, Bare, Leaning & Bare still remains a trading name of Synergy Construction & Property Consultants LLP. The practice was founded in 1904 and has grown to be become a well respected cost management practice with extensive experience in the repair, alteration and conservation of listed buildings, churches and cathedrals throughout the UK.

Bare, Leaning & Bare have developed expertise in other disciplines including project management and other sectors include education, healthcare, retail, residential and commercial.

Johnson & Partners

Merged with Synergy in 2008 Johnson & Partners still remains a trading name of Synergy Construction and property consultants LLP.

Founded in 1961, Johnson & Partners offers disciplines of Architecture and Building Surveying which combine to offer our clients imaginative design and practical building knowledge. The practice has a wealth experience in working on listed and heritage buildings, including conservation, repair, alteration and adaptation.

Johnson & Partners works across a variety of sectors but specialise in education, historic and residential projects. Johnson & Partners also has extensive experience in social, private and speculative housing, including refurbishments and new residential developments achieving some notably successful planning permissions on the way.