Victorian Crescent

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Location

Holland Park, West London

Services

⦁ Condition survey
⦁ Defects analysis & repairs
⦁ Design and specification
⦁ Building conservation
⦁ Party Wall
⦁ Licence for access
⦁ Planning permission and listed building consent
⦁ Contract administration

Overview

Instructed by a private freehold company to undertake a condition survey of a 5 storey Grade II* listed property forming part of Royal Crescent in Holland Park, West London. The property had lacked maintenance over preceding years and was starting to fall into disrepair. Following our survey, we reported on the condition of the property and provided recommendations for repairs, maintenance and redecorations together with budget costings and options for phasing the works.

For the agreed scope of works, Northwood Carter progressed a pre-application planning process with the Local Authority and subsequently applied for and obtained listed building consent and planning permissions. Northwood Carter designed and prepared a full detailed specification of works in compliance with the conditions of the consent and permissions which was competitively tendered following the procedures set out within Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

Due to the proximity of the neighbouring properties and the complex site layout, one of Northwood Carter’s Party Wall Surveyor’s agreed the formal procedures with relevant adjoining owners under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Separate from the Party Wall procedures, a licence for access was negotiated and agreed with one of the neighbouring property owners, to allow other non-Party Wall works to be undertaken on and over neighbouring land subject to specific conditions and controls.

Northwood Carter set up the formal construction contract with the clients chosen contractor and undertook the Contract Administrator duties on this project from commencement through to completion and agreeing the final account.

The project completed within budget and successfully restored the building to its former glory within the architecturally significant crescent.