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We strive to deliver better buildings with improved built environments

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Who we are

Established in 2017, Torridon specialises in cost consultancy services on commercial and residential refurbishment projects.

The firm is regulated by the RICS and managed by Directors David Shaw and Kenny Telfer. We have a proven track record of successfully delivering high quality refurbishment and fit-out projects on budget and to challenging programmes. We are your construction cost partner.


Experience in commercial and residential sectors


Of construction, refurbishment and fit-out projects successfully delivered

500,000 ft2

of commercial and residential space delivered


Business and client spaces delivered in central belt of Scotland

The Torridon Team

We take an innovative approach to cost planning that combines a history of experience with forward-thinking practice. Meet the team behind Torridon.

David Shaw

Director, Expert in office refurbishments

David is a highly respected and experienced Director at Torridon who has an unwavering passion for the transformation and refurbishment of commercial buildings. With his extensive industry knowledge and keen eye for detail, David has successfully led numerous projects, delivering outstanding results for clients and stakeholders alike, including the recent BCO Award winning project for Chivas Brothers.


David’s dedication to greener building solutions has led him to recently join the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Task Group for Commercial Retrofits. Through this involvement, he actively supports the council’s mission to accelerate commercial retrofit and reduce the built environment’s carbon footprint, ensuring a more sustainable future for commercial real estate.

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At Torridon, we are committed to delivering exceptional results, giving clients clarity, certainty and confidence at all stages, and positively contributing to the world we live in.

David Shaw, office refurbishment expert

Kenny Telfer

Director, Expert in residential refurbishments

Meet Kenny, an experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor and the Director of Torridon Cost Consultancy. With a deep passion for residential property refurbishment, Kenny recognizes the crucial role it plays in achieving our climate targets. He thrives on collaborative work, fostering strong relationships with clients and contractors alike, as he believes that effective communication is the key to successful project outcomes.


As a member of the RICS Scotland Board and having dedicated a significant portion of his career to RICS, Kenny remains actively involved in shaping the industry. He is driven by a relentless pursuit of innovative approaches, seeking to blend modern technologies and systems with traditional quantity surveying. This commitment ultimately translates into delivering exceptional project financial clarity, offering clients the certainty they need to move forward confidently.

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Torridon Cost Consultancy is your trusted partner for a seamless and sustainable construction journey

Kenny Telfer

Why Torridon

We work on projects across UK from our bases in Edinburgh and Leeds, delivering an outstanding customer experience with a heavy focus on cost, time and quality. We do quantity surveying differently to help improve the built environment.



From the beginning we successfully integrate and build relationships and rapport within project teams, involving the contractor as well to ensure that you get the very best results from your projects.



Our goal is to increase your bottom line through proactive management of your construction projects from inception to completion. We strive to deliver a better project outcome and challenge convention, through the successful delivery of Cost Management services.



We always have a Director leading our projects in a hands-on role. They will be involved in every aspect throughout the life of the project, as your trusted advisor and will be supported by the rest of our team.



We are one of the very few firms to have committed to the Conflict Avoidance pledge. We co-ordinate a robust and transparent tender process, with an appropriate level of information, ensuring that agreements are clearly understood by all before entering into contracts.


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Exciting projects. A solid team. The highest standards. Sound like you?

We do things differently. We passionately believe that there’s a better way to deliver Quantity Surveying services. We challenge the norm, make technology an integral part of our delivery, that results in better buildings and outcomes for our clients, and improves the built environment we live in.

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