FOR royal london mutual insurance society ltd
Bidwells undertook the role of Building Owner’s Surveyor for Royal London.
What we did
The building owner was carrying out the refurbishment of the existing vacant office building located within the heart of Cambridge. The development included replacement of the roof covering and the demolition of a planting area on the rear. A new three storey extension with piled foundations, constructed of brick and block with glazed curtain walling incorporating ceramic panels.
Although there were no adjoining boundary structures, the new extension to the offices required foundations deeper than those of the surrounding properties and therefore notice was required to be served under the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
Following the notices being served on the Adjoining Owners, positive negotiations were held with the Adjoining Owners Surveyors to agree Awards setting out the rights and responsibilities of each party.
The Awards were subsequently agreed with the Adjoining Owners appointed Surveyor’s which were published to both parties.
Upon completion of the scheme the schedules of condition forming part of the Awards were checked to identify whether any defects as a consequence of the works had occurred no defects were found.