The Guild, Bristol
Retail & Leisure
This project was for the construction of a mixed use residential and office scheme at the rear of Bristol Guild, a long established and renowned retailer situated on Bristol’s ‘West End’, Park Street.
The development comprises three interlinked blocks arranged over four storeys. The new accommodation extends the existing café and provides office and student accommodation in this busy part of the city. The development was within close proximity to a number of neighbouring properties meaning a lot of expectations had to be met as well as discreet sensitivities to contend with.
Rapleys were engaged to deal with Neighbourly Matters. We reviewed the proposals provided and gave advice on statutory obligations arising from the Party Wall Act. We served notices, prepared Schedules of Condition then drafted, negotiated and published 15 Party Wall Awards. We also negotiated for and arranged Access Licences to facilitate certain aspects of the build to progress on programme.
In addition, we were able to overcome design changes, such as changing from a concrete to a steel frame, just prior to commencement of the development and give advice as to how this would impact on Neighbourly Matters arising from the scheme.
The wider Building Consultancy Group at Rapleys were also well placed to provide Principle Designer services on this project, ensuring all necessary health & safety documentation relating to the CDM Regulations were in place prior to commencement.
This development gave rise to some sensitive areas. For example, one of the neighbouring properties contained an ornate garden with a mural painted on a boundary wall. We were able to employ our experience and expertise to ensure that all parties were happy and help establish positive and ongoing relationships that would create a healthy working atmosphere that was appreciated by all stakeholders.
Our track record
Stadium Holdings Ltd
1 Olympic Way, Wembley
Neighbourly Matters advice for a 7-storey extension to provide student accommodation
12,000 Stock Condition Surveys – Yorkshire Housing
Appointed by Yorkshire Housing via the Fusion21 Framework to complete 12,000 stock condition surveys over a 3-year period
Acquisition for Kwik Fit, Atex Business Park, Stowmarket
Instructed by Kwik Fit as national retained acquisition agents
Affordable housing provisions for a mixed-use scheme, Balham
Provided a detailed FVA, development advice and affordable housing strategy
Affordable Housing valuation for a mixed use scheme, Garratt Lane, Wandsworth
Development Consultancy advice to support a planning application for a mixed use scheme
London and Regional
Albert Island Redevelopment
Providing Cost Management & Quantity Surveying services on an exemplar industrial intensification project
Ropemaker Properties Limited
Alfa Laval Tower, Brentford
Assessed the financial viability of the scheme for a planning appeal
Orchard Street Investment Management
Altrincham Retail Park expansion
Secured planning permission via a Section 78 appeal
The Crown Estate
Application and Environmental Impact Assessment for land off Beavor Lane, Axminster
Planning application and EIA for for part of the east Axminster urban extension