McBains, the new name for McBains Cooper, is a self-contained, unquestionably highly-experienced property and construction consultancy.

There is vast accrued planning and construction industry knowledge in McBains, more than our size might suggest.

We're accessible, flexible, ego-free, and highly conscious it's all about you and what you want. We're flattered to be sought-out by clients and partners, who, in collaborating with us in often long-term relationships, recognise our drive and passion to evolve and advance the way our industry operates and delivers while accurately addressing those wants.

We continually interrogate the environment in which we work to find the better way. And we keep on finding answers. Usually simple ones.

While beauty in simplicity is a well-worn phrase, we wear it very well. 

We find simplicity, and the better way, by understanding the businesses and organisations with whom we work, how they think and operate, the specific requirements they have, and by doing what our clients need rather than what we think they want.

Why our business operates in this way, and succeeds as a consequence, is down to a long-standing element of our approach: we replace complexity with that simplicity. We use the intelligence with which our people are bestowed.

Simplicity and intelligence are effective partners. Simplicity provides the breathing space to think clearly. Clear thinking allows intelligence to be deployed more effectively.

After 230 years, we'll continue to find and deliver the better way.

Financial Clients
  • Aareal Bank AG
  • Aberdeen Property Investors
  • AEW
  • Aeriance Finance
  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Almacantar
  • Al Rayan Bank
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Aviva Plc
  • AXA Group
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of East Asia
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Bank of Siam
  • Barclays Bank Plc
  • British Steel Pension Fund
  • Business Lending Group
  • Cain International
  • Canada Life
  • Chelsfield
  • Citi
  • CIMB Bank
  • Close Bros
  • CLS Holdings
  • Clydesdale Bank
  • Credit Agricole
  • Deutsche Bank Group AG
  • Deutsche Hypothkenbank AG
  • Deutsche Postbank AG
  • EFG Bank
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • European Investment Bank
  • Europe Arab Bank
  • Fidelity UK
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • Helaba Bank
  • Henley Property Finance
  • Hermes Real Estate Investment
  • HSBC Bank Plc
  • Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
  • ING Real Estate
  • Investec Bank Plc
  • Knight Frank Investors
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Lone Star Asset Management
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Maybank International
  • Mayfair Capital
  • Mizrahi Tefahot Bank
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi
  • Nord LB
  • Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
  • Patrizia Immobillien AG
  • Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)
  • PGIM Real Estate
  • Qatari Diar
  • Roebuck Capital
  • Savills Investment Management
  • Scottish Windows Investment Partnership
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Tesco Pension Investment
  • Trust Real Estate
  • West LB AG
Education Clients
  • Birkbeck College
  • Dulwich College
  • Eton College
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Imperial College
  • Kingston University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • St Anne's School, Caversham
  • St George's School, Weybridge
  • St Mary's School, Ascot
  • University of Brighton
  • University of East London
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Westminster
  • Wycombe Abbey School
Health Clients
  • Nuffield Health
  • NHS Kensington & Chelsea
  • Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Trust
  • Tameside NHS Trust
Industrial Clients
  • Biffa
  • Britvic Plc
  • SEGRO
  • Veolia Environmental
  • Viridor
Hotels & Leisure Clients
  • Dorsett Hospitality International
  • Gordon Ramsey Holdings
  • Greene King Plc
  • Millennium Hotels & Resorts
  • Nuffield Health
  • Premier Inn
  • Punch Taverns Plc
  • Travelodge Hotels
Motor Retail Clients
  • Citroen UK
  • Hartwell
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Peugeot
  • Toyota Lexus
  • VW Group
Offices Clients
  • British Standards Institute
  • British Steel Pension Fund
  • Bruntwood
  • Patrizia
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Thales Group
  • Tradeweb
PPP / P3 Clients
  • The Government of Mexico
Private Residential Clients
  • Banda Properties
  • Barratt Homes
  • Bellway Homes
  • Bovis Homes
  • British Land
  • The Cadogan Estate
  • Cala Homes
  • The Crown Estate
  • Dandara
  • David Wilson Homes
  • Fizzy Living
  • Jarvis Homes
  • Lagan Homes
  • Miller Homes
  • Oakmayne Properties
  • Ocubis
  • Shanly Homes
  • Taylor Wimpey
Public Sector Clients
  • Cleveland Police
  • Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Ealing
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • NHS Kensington & Chelsea
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Trust
  • Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Westminster City Council
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Trust
Police & Custodial Clients
  • British Transport Police
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Cheshire Constabulary
  • Cleveland Police
  • Dorset Police
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies
  • North Kent Police
  • North Yorkshire Police
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • Sussex Police
  • Thames Valley Police
Retail Clients
  • Alliance Boots
  • Asda
  • B&Q
  • Burger King
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Matalan
  • Papa Johns
  • Tie Rack
Social Housing Clients
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • London Borough of Camden
  • Paradigm Housing Group
  • Raglan Housing Association
  • Sanctuary Housing Group
Transport Clients
  • Air France
  • American Airlines
  • Bristol Port Company
  • Delta Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Gulf Air
  • Lufthansa Group AG
  • Transport for London
Urban Regeneration Clients
  • Argent
  • Security Partners (Guggenheim)
  • St Modwen Properties

The new name for McBains Cooper