Chris Atkinson Chartered Surveyor

Lea Hough Expand Building Surveying Team with Senior Appointment

Lea Hough is delighted to have expanded our building surveying team with the appointment of Chartered Building Surveyor, Chris Atkinson. Chris has joined the firm’s Building Surveying team to assist with a growing workload from Lancashire’s commercial and rural sectors.

With over 15 years of working in a building surveying capacity, Chris has a broad range of professional experience, having held positions both in the social housing sector and in private surveying practice. As well as survey inspections, reports and defect investigations, Chris has extensive experience in project management – taking projects through from design and specification to managing the on-site construction phase to practical completion. Having worked across a broad range of projects varying from standard refurbishments to project works on historic and listed buildings, Chris also has valuable technical expertise on listed building applications and planning requirements.

Chris is a Chartered member of the RICS and has an enviable track record of working with high profile commercial clients in the region.

Living locally in Clitheroe, Chris will be based at our Blackburn office but will work across the region.

Commenting on Chris’ appointment, Partner Paul Dignan said:

“We have seen a growing demand for our services in the commercial sector recently and we are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join us.

“We anticipate that having Chris on the team will give us greater capacity to grow, particularly in the areas where Chris has built up a good reputation – such as managing large projects and administering a variety of building contracts.”

The appointment of Chris Atkinson takes the number of fee-earning staff up to 14; located across our two main offices in Blackburn and Preston, and further two satellite offices in Clitheroe and Lancaster.

Lea Hough offer property advice and consultancy services to residential, commercial and rural clients across Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and the wider North West. For more information on any of our Chartered Surveying or Property Consultancy services, please get in touch.




“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn