Why this firm left Warrington for new office in Preston city centre

Posted on - 1st November, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre
Jones Melling have opened an office at Guildhall Street

A growing property and construction advisory firm has opened a new office in Preston after a period of strong growth.


Jones Melling was previously based in Warrington but has opened an office in Guildhall Street, Preston, to ‘better service its growing client base in the North West and nationally’. The firm has also opened a second new office in Chester and has an existing office in London.

Jones Melling, which has 15 staff, recently received a six-figure growth funding boost from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to support its expansion.

The firm, co-founded in 2009 by chartered surveyors Ken Jones and Gary Melling, has also unveiled a new brand identity and website.

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Gary Melling, director, said: “It’s almost 10 years since Ken and I started the business and we’ve grown significantly in that time. We’ve built a great team and we’re working nationally with some major businesses, so felt it was the right time to invest in the next phase of our growth.

“Having two north west offices and our London hub gives us to access to a larger talent pool and added flexibility to support our clients across the UK.”

Ken Jones and Gary Melling

Ken Jones, director, added: “Gary and I remain as ambitious as the day we started the business. As well as investing in our offices and staff, we’ve focused on better defining our services, culture and values.

“Our new brand identity reflects our role as genuine property experts and reinforces our commitment to offer clients, staff and partners quality in everything we do.”

Jones Melling has teams in building surveying, quantity surveying, residential surveying and project management.

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It acts for commercial landlords and property owners, architects, agents, law firms, investors and funders, developers and builders. Clients include Fairhome Group Plc, Topps Tiles, Debenhams, London & Scottish Investments, M7 Real Estate and Renaker Build.

The firm’s new Preston office is close to city’s Winckley Square professional and financial district.

It’s new Chester office is in Watergate Row in the heart of the city centre. Jones Melling also has an office in Hampstead, London, to help service clients in the South of England.

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