Welcome to EK Cost Management


We pride ourselves on delivering effective, modern and forward-thinking cost management advice and services for our clients which exceed their expectations.

Part of the Earl Kendrick Building ConsultancyEarl Kendrick Building Consultancy group

Cost Management Expertise

Service excellence in pre & post contract Cost Management services

Our Quantity Surveying consultants have a wide variety of experience and expertise on projects from small fit-out projects to large prestigious international mixed-use developments and take the same approach to all – pro-active engagement, service excellence, effective communication and collaborative teamwork.

Pre-contract services

Development Appraisal review/input

Strategic Procurement Advice

Strategic Cost Advice

Risk Management Advice/Risk Register

Cashflow Forecasts

Feasibility Cost Estimating (RIBA 1-3)

Detailed Cost Estimating (RIBA 3-4)

Cost Optioneering

Value Engineering Workshops

Third party independent cost reviews

Tender Pre-qualification, Analysis and Recommendations

Tender Document Preparation

Tender Management

Tender Analysis and Recommendations

Contract Advice (non-legal/insurance)

Contract Document Suite Preparation

Post-contract services

On-Site Valuations (recommendations for payment)

Cost Reporting (vs Budget)

Risk Register

Cashflow Forecasting

Cashflow Forecasts

Change Management (variation control)

Site Visits/Meeting Attendance

Value Engineering Workshops

Claims Management

Final Account Negotiation

Final Account Preparation & Certification

Effective and pro-active Cost Management

Effective Cost Management is the bedrock of successful projects. Exemplary pro-active professionals are the bedrock of Effective Cost Management.

Choosing a Quantity Surveyor for your project can be a daunting task. Getting it right can be the difference between a project costing more than it should and being as lean as possible. Getting it right can be the difference between a reactive administration of cost management practices resulting in unnecessary overspends, and the pro-active management of cost risks resulting in a reduced cost project and increased viability.

Our Approach

How we deliver on Cost Management service excellence


We work in a highly collaborative nature to understand our clients and break complex issues into simple problems and solutions


We are pro-active in the management of cost risks to reduce costs and increase viability for our clients

People Focused

We provide people focused services and pride ourselves on building and maintaining trusted relationships

Thought Leadership

We keep our ‘finger on the pulse’ of cost drivers and offer forward thinking thought leadership to our industry

An accessible and collaborative approach

Earl Kendrick differentiate ourselves based on our exceptional accessible and collaborative approach. We are people focused service providers. We keep our ‘finger on the pulse’ of cost drivers, modern trends and technologies. We deliver informed relevant tailored advice concisely. We build trusted relationships and maintain them. We are proud of our exceptional training and standards focus and strong historic RICS leadership – driving standards and offering thought leadership to our industry.

We care about the environment, climate change, sustainability, and innovative new technologies, and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are at the forefront of our minds to meet the challenges of today to provide a sustainable future for tomorrow.

“Above all, we enjoy sharing in the journey with our clients and seeing the fruits of our labour in the application of effective cost management, the creation of value and exceeding our clients’ expectations.”

Rikin Kerai, Director

About us

EK Cost Management is lead by our Managing Director, Rikin Kerai. It was his belief that there’s a new, contemporary way of doing things. Rikin was brought up close to construction and ever since has challenged the status quo. His strong commercial mind and business acumen developed while at the University of Westminster and during his Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) qualification that is to follow. While Rikin completed his education he also began to amass working experience, and then went on to work at a number of the industry’s largest contractor and construction consultants.

He has worked on a plethora of different projects gaining valuable experience in every sector from residential to offices, health care to retail, heritage to hotels, you name it – for both private and public sector clients. From inception through to completion, Rikin has provided and been responsible for all services relating to construction consultancy – ranging from cost consultancy to project management. This knowledge allowed him to think bilaterally about improving the way things worked, and even challenge the industry as a whole. Exposure to different projects, clients, project teams and locations left Rikin speculating about whether there was a different method of doing things. That seed of an idea blossomed and that’s why he has decided to lead us and our cost consultancy and management team at Earl Kendrick Cost Management.

Rikin brings a new breed of construction consultancy, his personable, hardworking approach fits naturally alongside a can do attitude. Most importantly is that Rikin and his employees love and enjoy what they do, for clients and communities. One client turned to two, three projects turned to four – and now EK Cost Managements client list and project portfolio continues to grow.

Sectors we have experience in





Industrial & Logistics

Mixed Use

Residential & PRS


Sports & Leisure


Data Centers

The Core Team

Rikin Kerai


Julian Davies


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Quick Enquiry

Fill in our enquiry form to get in touch about a project or enquiry, or give us a call on +44 (0) 20 3667 1510.

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