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Marcus is a fully qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He has over 24 years’ experience gained while working across a broad spectrum of construction types and procurement routes within sectors including commercial, education, healthcare, public, petrochemical and industrial – up to a value of almost £30 million.

Cost management and procurement strategy

Prior to joining Hookway in early 2013 Marcus worked for both Warrington Martin Morris and GSS Architecture. Whilst with GSS Architecture Marcus undertook the roles of Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator (now Principal Designer) for almost 700 units of student accommodation with a construction value of circa £30 million for Oxford Brookes University.  He now heads up our Quantity Surveying division overseeing operations throughout the UK. He has particular expertise in procurement strategy,  cost planning and cost management on projects such as a high tech factory for a large aerospace client that required expert cost management to deal with almost 1,200 variations. Marcus was able to deal with the enormous amount of variation required by the ultimate client and agree a final contract sum within the agreed purchase order value. 

A keen advocate of collaborative working practices

Marcus is also a very keen advocate of collaborative working practices including sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working to deliver outstanding results. This skill was of particular value on a major industrial project recently completed and for which Hookway was shortlisted for the Constructing Excellence Integration and Collaborative Working award, an award previously won by Hookway in 2008.

Marcus is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). His working mantra is: “Do it once and do it well.”
When not working Marcus enjoys road cycling (injury permitting), photography and music; he is also a charity trustee.


 Sample projects

  • Page Park (leisure)
  • Large Factory unit (industrial)
  • Swimming Pool (residential)
  • Various educational projects throughout the UK (education)

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Meet the rest of our team

Jim Corrigan


Jim has been a Chartered Surveyor since 1986 and has in-depth knowledge of partnering projects, estates management and project coordination.

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Tim Gwinnell


Tim has over 30 years` experience in the construction industry in variety of roles, including Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager, Employers agent, Building Surveyor and CDM Principal Designer.

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Greg Smith


Greg is a Chartered Building Surveyor with extensive experience of the successful management of design and construction projects.

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Marcus McGowan


Marcus is a fully qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 24 years' of experience gained working across a broad spectrum of construction types and procurement routes.

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Tristan Cowell


Over the past five years Tristan has worked on a variety of building consultancy projects, including for the education and ecclesiastical sectors.

Elaine Davis

Senior Administrator

Elaine is the senior administrator within the practice and is a specialist in funding and administration for the education sector as well as ensuring that the necessary internal procedures are in place and being correctly implemented and followed. Elaine is also responsible for compliance to a large number of schools and academies.

Sue Cross


Sue looks after the general administration of the practice to include vicarages, school academies, fees and the general day to day running of the Bristol office.

Tom Bishop


Tom has 12 years’ experience in the construction industry in various roles, as a Carpenter, Site Manager, Project Manager, Designer and Building Surveyor.

Anna Roderick


Anna is a building surveyor, skilled in producing AutoCAD drawings. A local UWE graduate, she has experience in residential building surveying and project management and is now looking forward to developing her career at Hookway.

Felicity Jewell


Felicity joined the Hookway team in the Spring of 2018. She has particular experience in the education sector, including preparing and submitting CIF bids. Felicity is also skilled in creating architectural drawings using AutoCAD.

Nyle Clark


Nyle is our most recent addition to the team. Recently graduated, he has experience in technical project management and liaising with local authorities and building control to ensure developments have statuary compliance in place. He is looking forward to working with Hookway to develop his career.