Barker Storey Matthews


BSM LogoTell us a little about Barker Storey Matthews

Barker Storey Matthews is one of East Anglia’s largest firms of Chartered Surveyors specialising in commercial property, providing a comprehensive range of services and advice to companies throughout Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk as well as the surrounding neighbouring counties of Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and the home counties. We have 19 property professionals in our offices based in Peterborough, Huntingdon, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, including 11 Chartered Surveyors and a Chartered Town Planner and have substantial unrivalled local experience. Indeed our directors based in the Peterborough office have over 100 years combined experience of property matters in the city!

We act for local, regional and national companies, Plc’s, financial institutions, banks and pension funds as well as statutory authorities, charities and private individuals. No property is too large or small. We advise on all aspects of commercial property from small starter industrial units to multi-let estates, corporate headquarter office buildings, retail shop units, leisure developments and development projects. Services include lettings, sales, acquisitions, rating, planning, building surveying, all forms of valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals and investment advice.

What’s your greatest achievement or claim to fame?

We are an established Estates Gazette “top 100” firm and have been voted the most active regional agent in Cambridgeshire Norfolk and Suffolk for over 10 years. We are proud to support various local initiatives and Opportunity Peterborough.

 What’s your next big goal?

We want to expand the business to incorporate other aspects of work to ensure we offer our clients a one-stop shop for commercial property. We formed a new building surveying business, BSM Noble, 20 months ago which is going from strength to strength. BSM Noble concentrate on project management and development monitoring of construction projects as well as dilapidations, building surveys, defect investigation and building conservation. We anticipate a lot more new commercial development in Peterborough in the next 12 months as stock levels for second hand space reduces. BSM Noble are well positioned to take advantage of this. We are proud of our new and improved website which we are constantly looking to improve and expand. The site allows us to include property videos and allows applicants to register with us directly

Why is being in Peterborough good for business?

Peterborough is well located, affordable and offers plenty of opportunities for companies to relocate, expand and diversify. The city has a good development track record and Peterborough City Council, with Opportunity Peterborough, are able to offer a fast track service for companies wanting to invest in the city.