21 May 2018

SHW Building Consultancy provide long-term solution to rectify dangerous structure

With crumbling masonry and four large gables in danger of collapse the residents of Burnham Court, Bayswater were facing a serious health & safety situation with regard to their building. Westminster City Council had been notified and were also concerned. Therefore, the building was classified a dangerous structure and a Notice served on the residents’ association.

SHW Building Consultancy were instructed to rectify the situation as Project Manager, Contract Administrator, Principal Designer and CDM Advisor.


Following the full investigation, emergency repairs were undertaken along with removal of large parts of the gables. In addition, specialist masonry work was required to remedy erosion of the historic Bath Stone which included new lead work to bring the building into the 21st century.


Our strategy involved:


  • Selection and appointment of: Principal Contractor, Structural Designer, sub-contractors and consultants;
  • Application of full planning with consent obtained to reduce the height of the gables;
  • Management of the intricate, bespoke scaffolding plan key to the success of the project;
  • Creation of detailed future maintenance health & safety plan


Project outcomes:


  • Project delivered on time and within budget;
  • Client was very happy with the end result with minimal disruption


Lauren Brookes, Senior Property Manager for Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward said: “SHW were extremely responsive and dealt with matters quickly and professionally. Our client was very happy with the way that the work was managed and we look forward to working with them again.”

SHW Building Surveyor Matthew Davies said: “This was an interesting and challenging project which required careful planning. SHW were able to utilise core Building Surveying and Project Management skills and the end result was very satisfying.”


Matthew Davies

020 7389 1534

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