Built Environment and Mineral Surveyors

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is one of the largest employers in the surveying profession in the country.

BEAMS are a diverse and geographically dispersed team with a very strong focus on teamworking and an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ culture. We’re sociable, innovative, and run regular face to face meetings and learning events allowing everyone to get involved. We’re proud of our unique workforce and always encourage new ideas and lateral thinking.

We’re passionate about providing support and development opportunities for our colleagues and are proud to be recognised as a disability confident employer and one of the top 75 employers in the country for social mobility.

Our Built Environment and Minerals Surveyors (BEAMS) team are a dynamic, highly motivated, and experienced team of Chartered Surveyors providing specialist valuation advice and expertise to the VOA.

What do we do?

As part of central government, we get involved in a wide range of unique and fascinating work, and support the VOA in delivering its important strategic objectives:

  • Producing trusted property valuations efficiently.
  • Delivering an excellent customer experience.

The BEAMS team offers specialist surveying services in minerals, waste management and the built environment and a range of professional and technical Services.

Our work offers wide variety of property types including historic buildings, unique and specialist structures ranging from light houses, government buildings, nuclear sites, waste recycling, quarries, and cement works.

Minerals & Waste Management Team – Our team provide advice both internally and directly to external clients regarding the management and valuation of properties in the minerals and waste management industry. They also provide mining reports and advice on contaminated land and brownfield sites.

Built Environment Team – Our team of Chartered Building and Quantity Surveyors provide advice both internally and directly to external clients.  Our primary services include but are not limited to:
1. Building Surveying - Pathology, cost schedules in relation to disrepair, dilapidations, condition surveys, insurance reinstatements, disrepair cost assessments and depreciated reinstatement advice.
2. Quantity Surveying - Preparation of Agency Cost Guides including specification, evidence based costs and providing costs to inform contractors’-based valuations, development viability assessments and cost appraisals for other government bodies.