Why Us


Berkeley Place was founded by Nick Cryer in Summer 2009, initially targeting independent schools and prestigious residential development opportunities. Very quickly, a series of high-quality residential and commercial construction and development opportunities followed.

Since then we have successfully completed over 300 projects.

Our unique combination of skills, capability, knowledge and fast growing successful track record is causing more and more clients to choose Berkeley Place above the competition.


Nick Cryer Berkeley Place

Nick Cryer

Nick is a chartered engineer with over 30 years experience in property and construction. Starting on site in contracting Nick progressed into consultancy where he led high profile construction projects for some of the world’s leading property developers; Canary Wharf Group, Hammerson Plc and Lendlease, culminating in a position on the UK board of WSP Group Plc.

In 2002 Nick established a new regional office for global cost and project management consultants EC Harris LLP, leading consulting initiatives throughout the UK and Europe as a senior partner and latterly, in the role of Head of Commercial Development for the Group.
In 2009 Nick formed the property and construction company Berkeley Place.
Nick sits on the board of various charitable institutions, guiding their property and investment decision process.

To contact Nick: 07770 942190 or nick@berkeleyplace.co.uk


Tom Bates

Tom has over of 20 years’ experience operating in the South West construction and property market, with particular expertise in the area of Project and Cost Management. Tom’s career began working for a leading multidisciplinary construction consultancy in Devon, where he acted in the capacity of cost manager for a number of nationwide projects. Following a move in 2009, Tom focussed his attention firmly within the residential sector, managing a wide variety of award winning high-end residential schemes, large scale apartment blocks, to one off ‘Grand Design’ type residences, from inception to completion. In doing so, Tom has occupied a number of senior leadership roles at one of the UK’s leading international cost and project management businesses including, Residential Sector Head and Head of Due Diligence.

Tom has an acute understanding of the local and regional construction markets and has established a well-deserved reputation for the high quality service he consistently delivers.

To contact Tom: 07923 466720 or tom@berkeleyplace.co.uk


Alex Feilden-Cook

Alex has over 12 years experience working in the construction industry as an Architect and Property Development Manager. Having qualified in London, Alex was Project Architect on large scale commercial and mixed-use high value schemes for prestigious London based developers including Derwent London and British Land. Alex ran the delivery of these schemes from project inception, working very closely with clients to develop and implement their brief, through detailed design and site delivery, to final handover.

Since moving back to the West Country in 2015, Alex has worked in property development, successfully completing numerous high-end residential sector projects for private sale. Alex has extensive knowledge of the construction and development process, coupled with very strong personal and professional relationships across the London and South West property sector.

To contact Alex: 07864 025423 or alexfc@berkeleyplace.co.uk


Josh Holgate

Josh has over 10 years construction delivery experience, based predominantly on site and starting as a Carpenter initially, and working his way through various positions to his current role as construction manager. Josh has worked very closely with Berkeley Place for over 6 years, based on many of their high profile residential projects.  Josh has an in-depth knowledge of historic building renovation and joinery detailing.

Josh has restored residential properties of his own, during his spare time.

To contact Josh: 07507 860932 or josh@berkeleyplace.co.uk


Kate Jones

Kate is a Business and Management graduate who started her property career at one of the UK’s leading residential developers – Taylor Wimpey, where she was responsible for client liaison and contractor coordination. Prior to moving into the property sector, and having excelled in business and economics, Kate gained valuable experience across various sector areas at global consultancy EY. Since joining Berkeley Place, Kate successfully gained the APM Project Management Qualification, further enhancing Kate’s ability to manage projects more effectively.

Kate’s skill set, adds an increasingly valuable dimension to the Berkeley Place service offer.

To contact Kate: 07468 609885 or kate@berkeleyplace.co.uk


Chris Thorne

Chris brings a wealth of experience in architecture, design and construction. He qualified in 2012 as an Architectural Technologist and continued to develop his skills in planning, architectural design, technical detailing and construction methodology in architectural practice. Chris has valuable experience working on high value projects in London and further afield. More recently, Chris has delivered high-end residential conversions.

This experience and knowledge across the design and construction phases enables Chris to proactively engage with both professional and construction teams, finding creative and innovative solutions, providing sound budget and project management.

To contact Chris: 07792 677049 or chris@berkeleyplace.co.uk