Partner Profiles

Nicholas Martin BSc MRICS MBIFM


Nick completed a degree in Building Studies from Coventry University in 1988 and became a chartered building surveyor in 1991. Nick is also a member of the British Institute of Facilities Managers.

During his early career, Nick worked in architecture, building services and construction and has a wide range of experience in many different sectors.

Nick set up Aedifice Partnership in 2000 to provide client focused surveying services and to develop long term working relationships with clients and the construction teams.

Nick has over 30 years of experience in the contract administration and the employers agent role – along with design and cost management and more specialist services such as health and safety, party wall matters, defects analysis and boundary disputes.

He has worked in many different industries, offering services to charity clients, local authorities – and other public bodies – manufacturing industries, multinational companies, developers, healthcare, education and residential sectors.

Currently, Nick specialises in the care industry, education and residential development.

Alistair Howden BSc (Hons) MRICS


Alistair studied Quantity Surveying and Construction Cost Management part time at Nottingham Trent University and graduated in 2005.  One year later he became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Alistair started his career at one of the world’s largest multi-disciplinary construction consultancy companies.  As well as gaining project delivery experience across many sectors, he was also part of a small select group of young professionals from across the world tasked with coming up with new and innovative business ideas which were adopted by the firm.

Alistair joined Aedifice as Equity Partner in 2013 and is responsible for day to day running of the business.  Alistair ensures Aedifce Partnership continues to grow with his relationship building skills bringing in new clients as well as maintaining relationships with existing ones.

He is also fully involved in pre and post-contract services for clients ensuring that our clients receive expert service from the top of the company.

Alistair has experience in many sectors including residential, industrial, commercial, retail, leisure and education.  In addition, Alistair specialises in Healthcare and has acted as Employer’s Agent/Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor for the construction of more than 40 care homes across the UK for Clients that include Developers, Operators and Charities.