Pembridge Villas Notting Hill Gate

Appointed to act on behalf of the Building Owners in connection with a large basement extension. Timing was a key driver for them and our role was to resolve issues so work could commence without delay.

The proposed works involved the use of special foundations for RC underpinning to the party walls, shared with multiple adjoining properties. The engineering elements of projects like this are key.

By proactively arranging a meeting with the project engineer and advising engineer we were able to resolve issues face to face, speeding the process up as a result.

Once the engineering aspects, consents and security were agreed, it was a case of agreeing the Awards quickly. We have a RICS based award we use, but with sensible, relevant additions we find most surveyors are in agreement too. We also negotiated security for expenses sums with several of the Adjoining Owners, supported with further analysis by our in house QS. In total there were 8 awards to agree.

Overview: The whole process took 10 weeks to agree, from service of notices. We had a satisfied Building Owner. Detailed method statements and temporary works were agreed as part of the Award which meant the contractor was in no doubt as to what was required on site. Early, thorough planning, together with swift follow ups, meant there were minimal issues on site

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