Building Services Cost Management

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Services have a major financial impact on buildings in all sectors. The experienced team at Ridge fully understand the importance of challenging design and delivering best value holistic solutions for all our clients.

Ridge has extensive MEP Cost Management experience. Working for end user clients, principal contractors and MEP Services contractors we bring to projects a detailed understanding of all services costs and procurement. 

Understanding the technology and Whole Life Cost of the vast range of new innovations, systems and products requires our large and experienced team to remain fully up to date with industry developments.  This enables us to present clients with the full range of options available to them.

As part of an in-house fully integrated multi-service design team, or as a stand-alone bespoke service, Ridge supports clients at all stages of a project, from inception, feasibility and conceptual design stages right through to detailed design, construction maintenance and running costs over the life of the building.

Using the latest hardware and software to develop a continually improving service for our clients, we thrive on new and complex challenges in this highly specialised discipline.    

Specialist Services

  • Value engineering and option studies
  • Energy studies and carbon reduction
  • Whole Life costing
  • Statutory compliance
  • Asset scheduling and management
  • Forensic auditing
  • Dispute resolution and Expert Witness
  • Taxation and capital allowances
  • Volume procurement
  • Trade package management


Ridge has been awarded the Building Awards “Best M&E Specialist Cost Consultant” 


Our partners


Marks and Spencer have been, and continue to be, extremely pleased with the service and efforts of Ridge M&E Cost Consultants in their innovative and proactive procurement services in this most important and cost sensitive area of our development programme. We have found Ridge to have a very detailed knowledge of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of services and they have provided us with a better understanding and transparency of our costs. This, coupled with the works carried out with our supply chain, has resulted in a substantial improvement to our outturn costs without erosion in the quality of the installation.
Robert Pearce
Head of Design and Specification Marks and Spencer PLC