dulux

ICI Dulux, Leamington Spa

Neighborouly Matters



Client: AkzoNobel UK
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Location: Leamington Spa

Services: Cost Consultancy, Measured Surveys

Sector: Retail
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Black Cat were appointed to act on an adjoining owners party wall on behalf of our client in relation to demolition of existing property to enable construction of residential premises We attended site, liaised with the building owner’s party wall surveyor and placed an award which was agreed and reflected the needs of all parties. Construction works commenced in October …

chatham

Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham

Measured Surveys



Client: Confidential
Size: 350,000sqft
Location: Chatham, Kent

Sector: Retail
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Black Cat were appointed to do a full measured survey of all retail space, common areas and circulation to a 1960’s constructed Shopping Centre spread over ground and four upper floors. The Shopping Centre survey was undertaken to a 3mm tolerance, which has enabled the client to undertake further space planning, architectural and refurbishment planning.

ashton

Ladysmith Shopping Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne

Measured Surveys



Client: Confidential
Size: 200,000sqft
Location: Ashton under Lyne

Sector: Retail
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Black Cat were appointed to do a full measured survey of all retail space, common areas and circulation to a 1970’s constructed shopping centre spread over ground and first floor with ancillary car parking. The shopping centre survey was undertaken to a 3mm tolerance which has enabled the client to undertake further space planning, architectural design and refurbishment planning.

bcbc-nottingham

Clumber Street, Nottingham

Building Surveys



Client: Aberdeen Asset Management
Size: 9,000sq.ft
Location: Nottingham City Centre

Services: Cost Consultancy, Dilapidations, Measured Surveys

Sector: Retail
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Aberdeen Asset Management instructed Black Cat Building Consultancy to undertake an inspection of the property and to prepare a Building Survey Report to facilitate their acquisition in a short timeframe. We were on site undertaking the inspection with a team of Surveyors and Engineers two days after receiving an instruction.  We telephoned the asset manager from site following the survey …

idlewells

Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton in Ashfield

Planned Prevenative Maintenance



Client: Ellandi
Size: 143,000 sq ft
Location: Sutton in Ashfield

Sector: Retail
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Black Cat Building Consultancy were appointed to work with the site based management and maintenance teams to develop a Planned Maintenance Strategy. A thorough site survey was undertaken, during which we employed the services of specialist mechanical, electrical and façade engineers for their expert input. The final report was developed into a format which the site based team could then …

middleton

Middleton Shopping Centre

Contract Administration



Client: Ellandi
Size: Circa 8,000m2 flat roof
Location: Middleton Shopping Centre

Services: Contract Administration

Sector: Retail
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Black Cat Building Consultancy were employed by the centres owners to review the condition of the roof following ongoing problems with water ingress. We commissioned a Nuclear Moisture Gauge Survey and undertook a detailed examination of the roof coverings and associated details to identify leaks and areas of trapped moisture. Based upon the results of the survey it was recommended …

BCBC ICI Duluc Scunthorpe - Case Study 1

ICI Dulux, Scunthorpe

Contract Administration



Client: Akzo Nobel UK
Size: 10,000sq.ft
Location: Scunthorpe

Services: Building Surveys

Sector: Retail
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Black Cat Building Consultancy were asked to attend site at short notice to investigate considerable water ingress at a high street store. Our detailed inspection revealed significant roof problems affecting both the slate and built up roof areas. We prepared a specification of works and drawings, obtained competitive tenders and then acted as contract administrator for the duration of the …

BCBC Watson Prickard Building Liverpool - Case Study 1

1 Union Court, Liverpool

Building Surveys



Client: Watson Prickard
Size: 40,000 Sq ft (3717m2)
Location: Watson Prickard Building, Liverpool

Services: Cost Consultancy, Engineering Services, Project Management

Sector: Office, Retail
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Black Cat Building Consultancy were appointed to prepare the property (a seven-storey building constructed in two phases between 1967 -1969 including basement and ground retail and offices to the upper floors) for sale. A pre-emptive Building Survey was undertaken from a purchasers’ perspective to identify likely issues that may arise during the sale process, then a technical appraisal of the …

canda-house

Canada House, Manchester

Building Surveys



Client: Vision Developments
Size: 72,710 Sq ft (6755m2)
Location: Canada House, Manchester

Services: Cost Consultancy

Sector: Office, Retail
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Black Cat were instructed on behalf of a property company looking to acquire a freehold interest in the property for investment purposes, and found a nine-storey listed building constructed in 1909 with part basement and ground retail and offices to the upper floors. The property had been operating with a reduced occupancy rate when compared to institutional standards, as imposed …