As part of a London Council’s programme of bringing their park buildings into good repair and maintaining their commercial viability, two sports and recreational pavilions built in the late 1950s were identified as requiring upgrading and modernisation.
Our client had found that their existing 5 bay steel framed metal and corrugated asbestos cement sheet clad building was not fit for purpose for the servicing and carrying out of MOTs for commercial vehicles. Modern vehicles tended to be longer and therefore the building was not deep enough to cater for them.
A fire originating in the bedroom of this first floor flat in the heart of the docklands spread throughout the property causing damage to the roof structure, internal partitions and joinery with smoke damage contaminating the remaining area. Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors was instructed following its long-term housing association client’s agreement with the loss adjustor appointed on behalf of the insurers.
Following a fire, extensive damage was caused throughout the first floor of a housing association tenanted home decimating the roof structure and front elevation. Smoke damage contaminated the remainder of the property. The project value was £80k and was successfully completed and handed over to the housing association for re-letting.