Number of locations
|UK and Ireland|
Gerry Hughes - CEO
GVA Grimley Ltd, operating as Bilfinger GVA, is one of the largest commercial property advisers operating throughout the UK and Ireland. With a regional network of 11 UK offices and an Irish Office in Dublin, it provides multi-disciplinary commercial property advice and services to clients in the public and private sectors.
Bilfinger GVA operates via a number of trading divisions (Planning, Development & Regeneration, Building, Project Management & Consultancy, Valuation Services, Capital Markets, Agency and Business Rates).
Bilfinger GVA’s roots go back 190 years to H.N Grimley & Son who were first recorded as “House and Estate Agents of 13, Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham” in White’s Directory. Since this time, the company has undergone several makeovers and is now unrecognisable from its original form.
The UK company adopted the name GVA Grimley in 1998. The expansion of GVA Grimley continued with the merger of Saxon Law and Second London Wall in 2003, Chapman Swabey in 2004, ACR in 2005 and Osmond Tricks and Lamb & Edge in 2006 and most recently, the acquisition of Glasgow office agency Alan Watt and rights of lights experts, Schatunowski Brooks in January 2008. In November 2007, the firm secured £40m investment from Lloyds Development Capital and converted from a Limited Liability Partnership to a Limited Company as part of a restructuring that prepared the business for its next stage of strategic growth. In January 2011, the company adopted the shorter brand name of GVA. The German multinational company Bilfinger SE acquired GVA in July 2014.