A BASINGSTOKE-based commercial property expert has announced it is merging with a Surrey-based company.

London Clancy, based on Winchester Road, will join forces with Curchod & Co to form an "expanded property specialist".

Both firms offer surveying services and provide advice to businesses with commercial property holdings.

In addition to its existing offices in Basingstoke, Camberley and Winchester, the enlarged business will benefit from Curchod & Co's representation in Woking, Weybridge, Farnham and Camberley.

The name and brand of London Clancy will remain unchanged with founding partners, Jim London and Mark Clancy staying with the enlarged business.

Jim London said: "We are extremely pleased to be linking up with Curchod & Co, not only is there an excellent geographical fit, but also great similarities in the culture of the two firms. This is good news for our staff and the many occupiers, developers and investors that the firm advises."

Mark Clancy said: "By bringing the businesses together as part of Curchod & Co, our clients will benefit from an enlarged team of recognized experts across the region, stretching from the south coast to London."

David Bowen of Curchod & Co’s Camberley office said: "There are great synergies between the two businesses, and it is very much business as usual for our staff across the expanded firm and all our clients.

“The Covid-19 crisis has been an extremely challenging period for all businesses, although we have managed to keep trading very well throughout. We are confident that this will continue and further accelerate as the restrictions are relaxed. With this backdrop, we firmly believe that this is a great time for us to agree on this acquisition and with our extended coverage, fully expect to be able to capitalise on many new opportunities in an improving market."

Nick Reeve of Curchod & Co in Farnham said: "London Clancy is a well-established name and a brand with a long history within Hampshire’s commercial property market. Bringing the two firms together in this way will provide clients with a team of local experts across the region and an even greater level of service.”