The partnership

We are delighted to announce that as of October 2022 Duarte & Baker Ltd and Pall Mall Consult Ltd, are working in partnership to better serve our existing clients and future clients.

Together, we aim to draw down on our expertise on both sides of the channel, providing seamless services in our respective expertise of Project, Contract, and Cost Management.

About Duarte Baker

Duarte & Baker was established in early 2017 in Paris, France. Founded by Marco Duarte, a French Economiste de la Construction, and James Baker, a traditionally trained British Quantity Surveyor. The two partners share a combined experience of more than 40 years in the UK and French Construction sectors. Together, they focus on bringing bilingual and bi-cultural insights into the French market.

“Since 2017, Duarte & Baker has provided effective planning and advisory support services to keep construction projects on track by offering innovative solutions, value for money, and above all, a personal service, tailored to our clients’ needs.”

D&B’s Mission

To provide on-the-ground construction advice to International companies entering the french market, with our professional expertise in the key areas of cost, contract, and project management. To listen and understand our clients’ requirements and translate, adapt, and deliver success with a tailored, human-based, and client-driven approach.

D&B’s Services

  • Project Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Management

A word from the Directors

With over 40 years of experience in the Industry, we are actively delivering projects in retail, offices,  sectors.

We believe in providing simplified and seamless experience with internationally renowned quality standards. Our vision is to help all actors in the industry to achieve a broader and collaborative approach and keep relationships as the top priority in all our projects.

James Baker and Marco Duarte
Managing Partners, Duarte & Baker

James Baker
Duarte Baker Managing Partner

Marco Duarte
Duarte Baker Managing Partner

Matthew Haines
Pall Mall Consult Director

Michael Williams
Pall Mall Consult Director

Our long-standing alliance

This wouldn’t be the first time Duarte & Baker and Pall Mall consult are collaborating together as the Directors have been working together successfully for over 20 years since early 2002, with a first formal alliance starting in March 2004.

Working together in London, James BAKER and Michael WILLIAMS delivered high end projects across the city including:

Clarges House,
Central London,Mayfair
  • Sector – Commercial Offices
  • Client – International Pharmaceutical Company
  • Form of Contract – JCT Design & Build
  • Services – Project and Cost Management
Various luxury homes,
Central London,
  • Sector – Luxury Residentia
  • Client – Various
  • Form of Contract – Various, JCT minor works to JCT Design & Build
  • Services – Project and Cost Management
Security & Infrastructure upgrades at Major Train Stations across London
  • Sector – Public Sector – Infrastructure & Retail
  • Client – Network Rail
  • Form of Contract – JCT Traditional Form of Contract with Quants
  • Services – Project and Cost Management
White City shopping centre
  • Sector – Retail
  • Client – Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
  • Form of Contract – JCT Design & Build
  • Services – Cost Management focused on their Change Control Procedures and support with AFL’s (Agreement for Leases