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Contract Administration - Internal Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Building


APA acted as both the Project Manager and Contract Administrator for the internal refurbishment to this Grade II Listed Georgian town house that was previously converted to office space. We worked alongside specialist IT consultants, security consultant and mechanical and electrical consultants as well as the main contractor.   The works included obtaining listed building consent for the sympathetic refurbishment which included repair and redecoration, updating the kitchen and bathrooms, renewing lighting and floor coverings along with the installation of a new air condition system, adapting the existing heating system and upgrading the IT infrastructure.


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.