David Timbs Retirement

Here is to David Timbs who, on the 31 March 2021, retires from CSA after 28 years of fun, laughter, beers and tears. David’s selfless approach has helped make CSA what it is today, from opening our Leeds office, partnering on some amazing projects and people with ASDA and to mentoring and helping all the people in our business.

Here is to you David, enjoy the beers and cricket and as you say, onwards and upwards!


Plot 4030, DP World

Steelwork is now on site for Plot 4030 at London Gateway Logistics Park. Once complete, this project will provide a new 394,000ft² warehouse and office scheme split into two adjoining units, with associated car parks, yards and access. One unit is pre-let and involves the incorporation of pre-agreed tenants enhancements. The scheme is designed to achieve a BREAAM “Outstanding” rating and EPC rated A classification. CSA are providing project management, quantity surveying and employers agent services to DP World for this project.


Supporting Ruils

Christopher Smith Associates is proud to be supporting the work of our local charity, Ruils, which supports children and adults with disabilities, and the elderly, to live independently through:

  • Advice, information and support
  • A food hub, emergency food & prescription deliveries
  • Helping disabled clients to plan their care
  • Befriending for disabled children & lonely or isolated adults
  • Accessible activities including a community choir, wheelchair walking group & breathing techniques

If you know of a local resident who needs support, please call 020 8831 6083 or email

If you would like to make a donation or become a volunteer, email


COVID Response Works

During the current healthcare crisis due to COVID-19 we have been working alongside several large healthcare trusts as key workers to complete existing projects, including new build intensive care and neonatal ICU facilities and also new projects involving the creation of COVID wards by converting existing wards into intensive care facilities. This has involved our team visiting site throughout lockdown and working alongside the Trust and other project team members to ensure the COVID wards were opened at the earliest possible time on strict budgets. We have also completed several ward refurbishments at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex Hospital


Show Apartments, One Lampton Road

The show apartments have been furnished at One Lampton Road, Hounslow. This project is a permitted development conversion of an existing office into 115 one and two bed apartments.


New Appointment

We are looking forward to assisting Standard Life Assurance Ltd on the complex demolition and rebuild of a fire damaged warehouse on a trading business estate in Barking, Essex. We have been appointed as the Quantity Surveyor, Employers’ Agent and Project Manager for this project.


Planning for Vauxhall Walk

We are delighted that planning has been granted for a new 30,000sqft 10 storey building of high quality office space within the Albert Embankment Conservation Area. We are looking forward to continuing our role as quantity surveyor to CLS Holdings through to the completion of this exciting project.


Clarnico Quay Completed

A fantastic meanwhile and maker space project has completed at Hackney Bridge for Make Shift. This project has transformed a temporarily vacant 6,110 sqm site on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a cluster of workspaces. This will provide opportunities for small businesses, artists and makers, including community event space, and food, drink and retail markets. It will also include public indoor and outdoor spaces and communal facilities for local people to use and enjoy. 


Hybrid Theatre PC

Practical completion has been reached for the new Hybrid Theatre at St Marys Hospital, Paddington for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. This project comprised the complete strip out, remodelling and refurbishment of the existing clinical accommodation to provide a new Hybrid Theatre, control centre, patient prep and anaesthetic room on the 4th Floor of the Hospital.


Two-storey extension at Bluewater Shopping Centre well underway

The new two-storey extension at Bluewater Shopping Centre is well under way with the steel frame and flooring complete and roof and cladding now progressing. Once complete this suspended extension will provide new Upper Mall and Mezzanine levels with the service yard continuing to operate below the extension.