We never take a one-size-fits-all approach. Our reporting is in-depth and analytical, and outlines every possible option for our clients to consider.

Vertical Transportation

Making sure the flow of people through your property is safe and efficient is essential. This is why our Vertical Transportation team can give you a significant advantage.

Our engineering consultants help you manage the installation and maintenance of lifts, escalators and cradles making sure they remain safe, legal and operational.

Working closely with your architects, we draw up detailed performance specifications that comply fully with building regulations. Working with your Building Management team we also create life cycle plans and maintenance schedules, including budget forecasts and technically focused contracts.

Our forward-thinking and commercially-minded approach means we set out to identify ways to add value – and meet and exceed your business objectives.

We bring a powerful mix of both commercial and technical knowledge to the table, and our experience is second to none. 

Overview of our services

Our Vertical Transportation team deals with both upgrades to existing installations and brand new installations. A truly cradle to grave approach; our services include:

  • Concept design and performance specifications
  • Maintenance management
  • Auditing & Monitoring
  • Conditions surveys
  • Lifecycle reports
  • Accident investigation
  • Contract negotiations and development
  • Procurement advice
  • Budget forecasts
  • Feasibility studies
  • Refurbishment projects

Our experience


We offer comprehensive advice on a wide variety of properties – from extremely tall buildings, city offices and residential blocks through to shopping centres, universities and police stations. Our clients include:

  • AIG
  • Aviva
  • Beacon Capital
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Westbrook

“The recent support that the CBRE team have shown has been nothing short of exemplary….on hand at short notice to provide quick and pragmatic expertise within difficult timescales."

Arif Durrani, Health, Safety & Environment Manager EMEA, AIG

Track records

St Martins Property Group
Boulton House, Manchester

Instructed to complete a competitive tender process for the Lift Maintenance Contract which resulted in a 50% saving for the client.

M&G Real Estate
Shopping centre portfolio (multiple sites across the UK)

Consolidated the lift and escalator portfolio within various shopping centre sites resulting in an annual saving of 33% across the lift and escalator maintenance contracts for the client's whole portfolio.

58 Fenchurch Street, London

Provided technical advice on the condition of the lifts and recommended repairs following fire damage. We were able to bring the building back to full operation within 1 month.


  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Logistics

Related services

Building Surveying
Architecture and Interior Design
Project Management - Commercial Fit-Out and Refurbishment
Project Management - Major and Capital Projects
Project Management - Mixed Use Development
Asset Services
Global Corporate Services


“We never take a one-size-fits-all approach. Our reporting is in-depth and analytical, and outlines every possible option for our clients to consider.”

Adrian O’Neill, Director


Adrian O'Neill

Building Consultancy - Engineering Services

Adrian O'Neill

T: +44 20 7182 3395

Ian Hill

Associate Director
Building Consultancy - Engineering Services

Ian Hill

T: +44 20 7182 3127