top of page

Fire Reinstatement


Following a fire in the 5th floor of this office building near to the Monument in the City of London, we were asked to prepare a scope of work for the full reinstatement of the damaged space by the City Surveyor’s Department.

Acting as Project Manager, Cost Consultant/QS and Principal Designer we assembled a professional team and, working with the Client and the Loss Adjusters led the project through the processes of decontamination and reinstatement.

A challenging site on a narrow street in this historic area of the City, the project had to be delivered in a multi-user building with noise and access restrictions.

Fire Reinstatement 1.png


A Fire in Highways maintenance depot caused by a vehicle igniting overnight caused extensive damage to this 6 bay commercial vehicle repair workshop. Extensive smoke damage to structure, plant and equipment, (vehicle hoists, extract plant, heating plant, oil and air distribution). Reinstatement included stripping back to concrete frame and re-cladding. Our role on the project included working with Loss Adjuster providing detailed analysis of costs pre and post contract. We used an innovative procurement method to bring building back into use in shortest space of time.

Our role was Lead Designer, Contract Administrator and Principal Designer, working with a full design team of Structural Engineer, Mechanical and Electrical engineers. Overall value around £550k.

An interesting intervention by nesting swallows in the roof delayed the start on site and the extensive use of asbestos in the cladding materials of the existing building required a full strip back and careful clean to remove all the asbestos risks. We manged the pre-start clean up, cleaning and decontamination and briefed the Services Engineers on the heating, oil distribution and exhaust extract.

Our client here was Suffolk County Council.

bottom of page