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Services / Projects

Fire & Water Damage Reinstatement - Contract Administration & Project Management


Antony Patrick Associates have recently been appointed as the Project Managers / Contract Administrators for the reinstatement of a fire damaged residential block in North London.  The extensive fire, and subsequent significant water damage, has sadly resulted in the residents of 13 properties losing their homes for the foreseeable future, however although many treasured personal memories have been lost, thankfully nobody was hurt in the fire.

Working closely alongside both Ringley Ltd. (Property Managers), Michael Alexander Engineers Ltd., (Structural Engineers), and the appointed loss adjusting team, APA initially undertook the Project Management lead for the initial making safe to enable the completion of the fire investigations.  This included organising the partial site clearance and temporary support works and asbestos surveys, to facilitate safe access to the building, along with a measured survey of the building, (undertaken by Spatial Dimensions).

We are currently now in the process of preparing the extensive demolition and strip out specification for both the roof structure and internal areas, including liaising with the local authority, ready for the first phase of the works to commence imminently.

The subsequent reinstatement works will involve the renewal of the roof structure and coverings, along with associated external works, and full internal fit out of the 13 flats.  To assist with this, the APA team attended site to collate site information and samples of finishes to enable the accurate development of the reinstatement specification, which will be prepared ready for works to commence in early 2024.


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.