September 2016

A wider range of project work was undertaken in September with H+R’s specialist advice being sought on remediation of damp and mould issues affecting a severely fire damaged building for Bristol University. This involvement partners our on-going project work for Bristol City Council at the fire damaged Ashton Court

An appointment early in the month to undertake a Stage 1 overall risk management survey for retained moisture and structural timber condition in Grosvenor Crescent, London has now meant that an extraordinary total of nineteen properties in Grosvenor Crescent have been investigated by H+R over the last four years for a variety of diplomatic, private and developer clients

H+R undertook specialist condensation risk analysis and damp penetration investigations for a new national developer client on a listed mansion project in Peterborough to support the pragmatic discharge of Building Warranty provider conditions

Other refurbishment projects of interest in London include Westminster Fire Station, Trinity Almshouses, which purports to be the first building to be listed in the country, Apothecaries Hall and Wellington House Hotel. Elsewhere we have undertaken environmental monitoring at Nottingham Exchange Arcade and surveyed The Old Palace in Worthing and the Unity Building in Birmingham. H+R have also investigated significant latent defects in a modular new build school in Richmond.

We were delighted that the architects for Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery have been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year. H+R’s specialist involvement in support of the team led by Caruso St John extended over several months

A further new graduate surveyor staff member joined H+R in the month with a background in material testing, timber science and structural and timber engineering