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Retained Surveyor, Planned Maintenance Programme & Reinstatement Cost Assessment


APA were appointed as Retained Surveyors for a multi-occupancy residential development located in Chelsea.  The two interlinked eight storey buildings were constructed in the late 1960s and contain a total of 50 flats, along with access to an underground car park.  The building adjoins a large commercial retail centre which shares part of the underground car park.

As part of our commission, APA were initially commissioned to undertake a 10-year Planned Maintenance Programme in relation to the external building fabric and internal communal areas of the development.  This included working alongside the client’s appointed M&E consultants to develop a comprehensive maintenance strategy.

Further to this, APA were subsequently instructed to undertake a Reinstatement Cost Assessment for insurance purposes of the development.


What led you to this career?
My passion for building started whilst assisting my father on building sites during the school holidays.  I began my professional career as an Architectural Technician predominantly assisting in the conversion of many barns and churches.  This subsequently developed into a professional Building Surveying career within various organisations, leading teams in delivering quality services to clients in varied areas such as the financial, social housing and private high-end residential sectors.
What energises you about working at APA?
Managing my own company allows all sorts of freedoms and opportunities to streamline my expertise and knowledge.   Creating a hardworking but more importantly supportive environment for others to develop and prosper.  I’m able to change and adapt as necessary and this keeps me enthused about the continued development and growth of APA.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
Away from the office, I can often be found either training for, or participating in events such as triathlons and cycling events around Europe, or a leisurely hike in the hills.  I also enjoy a strange gig or ten, art events and a lovely meal in a fine restaurant.