Holland Park, London, W1

Services / Projects

Contract Administration - External & Internal Repair & Redecorations


APA acted as the Contract Administrator for the internal repair and redecoration works to this Grade II Listed converted villa in Holland Park. We were subsequently appointed to oversee the external repair and redecoration of the same property. The external repairs have been extensive, including reinstatement of previously lost decorative details to the front elevation, reconstruction of a failing garden retaining wall, and reconstruction of a rear parapet wall which was found to be in a poor state of repair.  


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.