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165a West Hendon Broadway

Client: Barnet Homes

Capital was commissioned to design and manage the residential refurbishment of a large leasehold property above a ground floor retail unit in Barnet. The scheme was funded by Barnet Homes’ Get Real project which offers shared accommodation and ongoing support to young people who can show a real commitment to education, training or employment.

Capital's commission involved Building Regulation Approval, Party Wall & Access to Neighbouring Land matters, Tender and full Post Contract services. Capital's project management skills in overseeing a project team including Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer and the Utilities' Services, provided welcomed assistance for the client. 

The scheme itself was a challenging project whereby structural and water ingress issues needed to be resolved, space planning for new layouts, upgrading of thermal efficiency and fire detection, and replacement of all to and within the property. Further challenges included negotiations with the ground floor lessee, obtaining consent to excavate and erected scaffolding on a busy road entering London, and making good following WW2 bomb damage. This project really had everything!

Working closely with Barnet Homes, Capital are delighted to have worked on such a rewarding project where young people are offered support and accommodation, which will undoubtedly improve their long term prospects.

As with any refurbishment project, early understanding into the existing construction and condition of the property helps to provide both cost and programme certainty for the duration of the project.  

Services Included;

Contract Administration and Project Management

Cost Consultancy

Quality Control Management

 

There are numerous challenges when working with a structurally unsound and dilapidated building, which requires careful planning and close co-ordination with a range of specialist consultants

Luke Vivian - Associate Building Surveyor Capital