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Building Survey on North London property05 January

Keningtons were appointed to carry out a full building survey for acquisition purposes on a substantial Georgian residential property located in North London. The property is an iconic villa located in the St John's Wood Conservation Area which was designated in the 1960s due to its special historic and architectural interest.Built in the 1850s, the villa has been subject to a major refurbishment programme and the interior has been remodelled to fully meet the needs of a modern lifestyle. The property now boasts a sub-basement leisure complex, cinema room, wine storage area, a wireless Sonos system in the principal rooms and an iPad-controlled home automation and lighting system.

Partner and Head of the Building Surveying Department, Tony Rellis said, "Keningtons undertook this acquisition survey on behalf of a private client looking to acquire the property for residential purposes and we were able to quickly resource the instruction in order to meet the client's required timescale."

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Highgate, London - Internal Refurbishment09 November

Keningtons were appointed to undertake an internal refurbishment to a lower ground floor demise.

We produced design drawings and a schedule of works and oversaw the project through to completion.

We dealt with Fire Regulations and compliance as well as ensuring an adequate EPC rating was achieved for rental purposes.

Fire Damaged Restaurant - North London

Fire Damaged Restaurant - North London19 October

Keningtons were appointed to manage the strip out and reinstatement of a fire damaged restaurant in North London.

Keningtons produced the schedule of works in two phases; firstly, for the strip out works and secondly for the reinstatement and fit out.

We worked closely with the landlord and tenant of the premises to ensure it was reinstated to its pre-loss condition. The restaurant is now ready to trade.

Acquisition Survey - The Villa

Acquisition Survey - The Villa19 September

On behalf of an overseas investor, Keningtons Chartered Surveyors were instructed to undertake a full building survey to a five storey villa in St Johns Wood. The villa is located a stones throw away from the famous Abbey Road recording studios and comprises five bedrooms with ensuites and dressing rooms, a feature central staircase, gymnasium, media room, swimming pool, steam room, underground car park with motorised lift and turntable.

Mixed use development opportunity comes to the market in Swindon's Old Town area.14 September

Mayfield Properties Limited have appointed Keningtons and Dewhurst and Co to market a mixed use development site in the vibrant Old Town area of Swindon.

Jeremy Sutton, Partner in the Swindon office comments “ This is a unique opportunity for a developer to purchase a 1.35 acre site with detailed planning permission for the development of a ground floor convenience store , 18 apartments and 16 Town Houses with no affordable housing requirement.”

On behalf of Mayfield, Keningtons have agreed heads of terms on the convenience store with an end user and the developer who purchases the site can then complete this pre let, in advance of developing the residential accommodation. Keningtons also worked closely with Mayfield’s planning consultants to secure the planning permission.

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