Sanderson Weatherall was formed on the merger of Weatherall Green & Smith (Leeds & Manchester offices) with Sanderson Townend & Gilbert (Newcastle, Teesside & London offices) in 2003.
Weatherall Green & Smith
The first recorded presence of Weatherall Green and Smith in Leeds dates back to 1833 when Thomas Hardwick set up his own business, becoming Hardwick, Best & Young in 1867 and Bramham & Gale in 1870. At a similar time, Joshua Bramham set up a business in rent collecting in 1843, which eventually developed into Hollis and Webb in 1919.
After the war, the two firms became active in commercial property and merged to form Hollis Webb & Gale in 1969, and later Weatherall Hollis and Gale, eventually becoming Weatherall Green & Smith in the early 1990’s. Weatherall's remained the largest and most prominent firm of chartered surveyors in Leeds, becoming larger still when, at first it acquired the business of Singleton's plant and machinery specialists of Manchester, swiftly followed by the merger in 2003 with...
Sanderson Townend & Gilbert
Establishing his business in 1858, William Sanderson began trading as a builder, slate merchant, joiner & cabinet maker from 17 Prudhoe Street and Lambton Place, before soon changing specialism to ‘managing estates and property placed in his charge’.
By 1869, William had agreed a partnership with his son Thomas Barkas and, now trading from Percy Street, the firm was known as Thos. Sanderson & Company, becoming Thomas B. Sanderson & Son in 1893. Described by the monthly property register as ‘estates and property agent, surveyors & valuers’, the business moved to 3/5 Mosley Street in 1894.
It was here that ‘Sandersons’ would remain for another 81 years when in 1973 – and now known as Sanderson Townend & Gilbert (STG) following the arrival of partners William Townend in 1923 and Cecil Gilbert in 1937 – the firm moved to 2 Collingwood Street. On September 13th 1999, the business made its final move to 22 – 24 Grey Street, where it remains to this day.
Sanderson Weatherall LLP
In July 2009 Sanderson Weatherall Limited transferred and continued its trading as Sanderson Weatherall LLP. Sanderson Weatherall LLP as it is today is a national firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants with nine offices and approximately 220 staff – including 136 surveyors and valuers – who provide a multi-disciplined service to both the public and private sector on a national level.
Our expertise and success has been recognised at the Estates Gazette Awards for the past 12 years (2005 - 2017), our most recent accolade came in March 2017 when we were named the most active commerical property agency in the North East.