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About Us

Read more about us, our team and the clients we work with.


Based in Manchester and established in 1993, SDA Consulting LLP is a limited liability partnership and a leading independent Chartered Surveying Consultancy. We have extensive experience in education, housing, and healthcare which is complemented by wider experience on commercial, industrial, leisure, retail and religious projects.

We have undertaken appointments across a wide range of project types with projects ranging from £50,000 to £150 million in value.

The Practice’s approach is to provide a Partner led service to enable our experienced delivery team to perform to the highest standards and deliver a high quality client focused service. We have a solid reputation for providing timely, robust and accurate advice and for having a flexible and responsive approach.




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SDA have a strong track record of working with Universities and Colleges to provide first class educational facilities including academic buildings, lecture theatres, laboratories, research facilities, sports centres, leisure facilities, student hubs and infrastructure works. The Practice also provides lead consultant services on a wide programme of school refurbishments, internal alterations, extensions and remodelling projects.

Student Residences

SDA Consulting have specific expertise on the provision of both new build student residences and refurbishment of retained residences. Notable projects include:

  • 1,122 Cluster flat study bedrooms in 8 Blocks at Fallowfield for the University of Manchester

  • 1,026 bedroom Sustainable Student Village at Listerhills for the University of Bradford. Won a BREEAM Award and achieved a BREEAM Outstanding Rating.

  • 479 bedroom Eco student residences scheme at Leeds Metropolitan University. Won a BREEAM Award with two townhouse units achieving the Passive House Standard.

  • 973 bedroom Eco student residences Phase 4 at  Lancaster University. Won 5 environment and sustainability awards including a BREEAM Award.

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Social Housing

SDA have long term experience of working with social housing providers and local authorities on the full range of property types, from large scale regeneration projects to self contained flats for young homeless people and independent living facilities for special needs groups; from bungalows for the over 55s to extra care schemes which incorporate a full range of communal facilities including health clinic facilities, respite units, shops, restaurants and hair salons.


Our experience ranges from property surveys to demoltion, new build, refurbishment and internal alteration projects for NHS Trusts, to new GP surgeries, medical centres and  pharmacies.

Extra Care

SDA have specialised in the provision of extra care, retirement living and sheltered housing schemes.   In the last 10 years we have successfully delivered over 740 extra care units with a construction value of over £83m.


SDA’s experience includes large scale state-of-the art sports and leisure facilities such as:

- £27m Orford Park project for Warrington MBC which is the largest Olympic legacy project outside of London, and provides sports facilities of a national quality with a vibrant community centre at its hub.  In addition to  state of the art leisure facilities and a swimming pool the hub also contains doctor's surgeries, a new library with IT suites, pharmacy, cafe, creche and a 14-19 Diploma Centre together with flexible areas for use by voluntary and community groups.

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