Ben Thornycroft



Ben specialises in construction and engineering procurement and contracts.
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About Ben

  • Biography

    Ben specialises in construction and engineering procurement and contracts. He has prepared and negotiated documentation for a wide variety of projects in the private and public sectors acting for owners, developers, contractors, tenants and funders.

    He promotes effective and pragmatic solutions and is currently involved in a range of schemes, including a variety of projects for public and independent sector health clients from refurbishment to substantial new facilities, schools projects, renewal of court buildings, hotel and new supermarket developments, infrastructure and waste to energy projects.

    Previous experience includes advising an NHS Foundation Trust on the development of a new £100m cancer centre, an international contractor on the contracts for a £100m integrated materials recycling facility, and advising the developer of the Environment Agency's new headquarters in Bristol, which achieved the then highest BREEAM score for an office development.


    "He is really helpful, pragmatic and thoughtful, and gives you everything in plain English." Chambers UK 2021 Edition, Construction, South West 

    "One client states: "He is able to overcome problems, offer solutions and deliver results whilst at the same time being a very pleasant person to work with"." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Construction, Bristol

    "Benjamin Thornycroft is praised by a client for "supporting our requirements, whatever the demands"." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Construction, South West

    "Interviewees are "very impressed" by Benjamin Thornycroft describing him as a "very pragmatic" lawyer." Chambers and Partners UK 2013 Edition, Construction, Bristol and surrounds

    "Benjamin Thornycroft is described by clients as 'commercially astute, sensible, pragmatic and pleasant'." Chambers and Partners UK, 2011 Edition, Construction, London & UK-Wide

Sector Expertise
  • Government

  • Health and Social Care

  • Insurance

  • Real Estate

Service Expertise
  • Construction and Engineering

Office Location

Bristol Skyline


  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Portwall Place, Portwall Lane
  • Bristol, BS1 6NA

+44 (0) 117 918 2000

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