Who We Are

Cromer Pier

What We Do

Purslows is a Practice of Chartered Building Surveyors located in Cromer in North Norfolk. We carry out a wide variety of construction and property consultancy services with a strong focus in architectural design and project management.

We are proud to offer a personable and professional service to our clients with all projects being carried out or overseen by experienced Chartered Building Surveyors.

We are a regulated member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We are also members of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, and the Association for Project Safety. We are ISO 9001:2015 registered for Quality Assurance and members of Constructionline.

A Family Business

A Family Business

Purslows was established in April 1974 by Philip Purslow. Philip was a Chartered Surveyor working at Erpingham Rural District Council, and took early retirement when Rural District Councils were replaced by District Councils.

Philip was joined by his son Simon Purslow in 1976, during whose partnership the Practice continued to grow and expand. Simon’s son Paul joined the practice in 2011, having previously worked in London and Norwich before returning to join Purslows. The business remains family owned and run, with Paul Purslow now taking the practice forward.

Meet The Team

Simon Purslow

Simon Purslow FRICS CBuildE FCABE AaPS MCIArb

Having initially trained as an electrical engineer for BT Simon joined his father’s Practice, Purslows in 1976, where he studied for RICS examinations in Building Surveying whilst working as a Building Surveyor, being elected to full RICS membership in 1980, and a Fellow in 1987.

Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Member of the Association of Project Safety. Simon is a director of the company and carries out all types of building surveying work along with architectural design, project management, party wall surveying, structural advice and acting as Expert Witness in disputes relating to construction and boundary matters. Simon is RICS Conservation Accredited and is retained as Professional Advisor for a number of churches.

Paul Purslow

Paul Purslow BSc (Hons) MRICS IMaPS

Paul graduated from The University of Reading in 1999 and began his career in London working for McBains Cooper, Capita Property Services and Nelson Bakewell. Paul carried out work for large corporate and public sector clients including The Court Service, various London Boroughs, The Prison Service, supermarket chains and major UK property investors and occupiers carrying out work on a mix of office, industrial, retail and banking premises, primarily in London and the South East but with projects nationwide.

Paul moved to Norwich and worked for a private surveying practice for four years carrying out a wide range of building surveying and project management duties for social housing, education, commercial/industrial and healthcare clients across the South-East.

In 2011 Paul became the third generation of Chartered Surveyors at Purslows. Paul is a director of the company and carries out architectural design, project management and all types of building surveying work along with expert witness work for building and boundary disputes.

Paul is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is an RICS Registered Valuer and an Incorporated Member of the Association of Project Safety.

Arran Collins

Arran Collins BSc (Hons) MRICS
Senior Surveyor

Graduating from Anglia Ruskin University in 2016 with a first-class honours degree, Arran Collins began his career as a Graduate Building Surveyor at Workman LLP in Cambridge. During his time at the company, Arran gained a varied experience and established a strong commercial awareness, carrying out both project management and professional instructions for a diverse client base across East Anglia, from sectors such as leisure, industrial and retail.

Arran joined Purslows in 2017, passing his Assessment of Professional Competence in 2020 to become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Arran provides advice to clients on a wide array of building surveying services and also carries out architectural design and project management. Since joining Purslows, Arran has gained valuable experience across numerous sectors acting for clients from residential, healthcare, and commercial sectors.

In addition to our technical staff we have a small dedicated team of administrative support staff.