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Guy Pewter from the Property Management Team becomes a Salaried Partner and Valuation Surveyor Joanna Mathison is promoted to Associate.
Managing Partner, Jill Howells praised the valuable contribution Guy and Joanna have made in their respective fields and to the Firm over the last few years. She said "both are accomplished professionals and we look forward to supporting their continued career development".
Keningtons Building Surveyors have successfully handed over a prestigious commercial to residential conversion project in South Kensington. The newly formed property is a self-contained triplex apartment formed over lower ground, ground and mezzanine levels. This unique industrial look refurbishment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and split-level open plan living space.
The scheme involved extensive structural works prior to reconfiguration, with the special features including a bespoke staircases, Crittal glazing, luxury floor finishes, bathroom fittings and fixtures, joinery and lighting. Project cost was in the region of £400,000. Keningtons have acted as Project Mangers, Contract Administrators and Cost Consultants.
Following a black water loss at a large residential dwelling in Hertfordshire, Keningtons were appointed by Criterion Loss Adjusters to specify the strip out and reinstatement works, This involved overseeing the drying programme and the procurement of contractors. We then project managed the works through to completion.
The loss affected the entire ground floor of the property. The works included new floor finishes, a bespoke kitchen, (see photograph), shower room and repair works to mechanical, electrical and plumbing services.
Keningtons are delighted to announce that Andrew Alexander has successfully completed his APC and has become a Chartered Building Surveyor. During his training Andrew has been involved in a variety of instructions which have included Neighbourly Matters, Dilapidations, Insurance Surveying Services and project work ranging from £15k to a £2.5m office refurbishment. He is currently working on high net worth insurance claims and a number of Dilapidations claims for our management clients.
The Swindon office have completed their second investment transaction in Devizes in 2 months. Following the sale of Old Swan Yard , they have now advised private investment group Maybrook Properties on the purchase of the multi let Nursteed Trading Estate. The estate consists of 10 units which are all let to occupiers including Mole Valley Farmers, City Plumbing Supplies and Varivane Industries. The Estate produces a passing rent of £237,500 per annum. Gareth Hunt, managing director of Maybrook Properties comments "The acquisition of Nursteed Trading Estate was fully in line with the group's portfolio strategy" .