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    ​We are working with both base build and fit out teams allowing fit out works to commence before the base build project has been completed.

What's new in the District Surveyor's office?

  • Appointment of new Joint District Surveyors
  • Retirement of Bill Welch, District Surveyor
  • District Surveyor's office celebrates over 400 years of experience
  • First phase of Blake Tower apartments complete
  • Jon White achieves Chartered Engineer status



Appointment of new Joint District Surveyors

    Joint District Surveyors
    Mark Pundsack and Gordon Roy, Joint District Surveyors

​We are lucky to have two very experienced surveyors who will be acting as Joint District Surveyors, and will continue to ensure business as usual within the office. We still have a team of 21 Building Control Officers and Engineers and will continue to provide excellent service to our projects. Feel free to give them a call to discuss anything related to our service, or pop in for a chat. 

Mark Pundsack 0207 332 1953

is a Chartered Structural Engineer and a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years experience of building control in the City of London District Surveyor’s Office.

He has particular expertise in structural, fire and façade engineering, as well as all round building control experience. He has been the project surveyor on some of the largest schemes in the City, such as 20 Fenchurch Street and 122 Leadenhall Street.

Mark is well respected within the industry and has been appointed to the CROSS expert panel, the IStructE Health and Safety Panel and the Business Practice and Regulatory Control Committee.

Gordon Roy   0207 332 1962

joined the City from the London Borough of Newham and has been working in building control for 30 years. Whilst at Newham he was the Building Control manager, delivering a number of notable projects, such as the Olympic Stadium including its transformation for West Ham United, The London Aquatics Centre and the London Velodrome.

Gordon, a Chartered Surveyor, is recognised as an expert in dealing with sports venues and temporary structures. He has been Chair of the Core Cities Sports Grounds Committee and continues to sit on a number of industry committees. In 2016 Gordon was awarded honorary membership of LABC for his contribution to Building Control.

Retirement of Bill Welch, District Surveyor

    Bill Welch
    ​Bill Welch

​We are sad to announce the retirement of Bill Welch, on 26 June 2017.

Bill has been with the District Surveyors office for 19 years, joining from the PSA where he worked as draughtsman, Engineer and Building Control Officer.

Since April 2015, Bill has been District Surveyor, leading both the Building Control and Engineering teams. He has continued the good work of his predecessors in providing a customer focussed Building Control service and driven through improvements in the additional services we provide such as Fire Risk Assessments.

We wish Bill all the best in his well deserved retirement after 40+years in the construction industry.

District Surveyor's office celebrates over 400 years of experience

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    Our team includes professionally qualified surveyors, building engineers, MEP engineers and fire engineers.

​​Following recent recruitment the total Building Control experience in the District Surveyors Office has topped 400 years! This is longer than the time since the great fire of 1666, the event which prompted the creation of the first District Surveyors. This experience is a key factor in the success of the office in winning work with key developers.

First Phase of Blake Tower apartments complete

    blake tower
    ​Blake Tower with the Barbican Estate in the background.

​​The District Surveyors have just finished working on the first phase of luxury apartments at Blake Tower, 2 Fann Street.

The building is a Grade II listed former youth hostel building (YMCA), and has been converted to a 20 storey, 74 luxury apartment building by Redrow. Interiors were by Conran & Partners.

This has been a challenging project, with the listing making certain aspects of the conversion difficult and necessitating unusual design solutions to tackle aspects such as fire safety.

The first phase of apartments has been handed over and the District Surveyors are now assisting the contractors to complete the remaining units.

The directors of Redrow have been impressed by our proactive support, and are considering working with us on further schemes throughout London.

The District Surveyors are able to work outside the boundaries of the City using the LABC Partnering scheme. We are currently working on a number of projects in this way, including Principal Place in Hackney and Southbank Place in Lambeth. We also deal with numerous schemes with the City Surveyors Office.

Jon White achieves Chartered Engineer status

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    ​Jon White

​Congratulations are due to Jon White, Senior BCO who has just been awarded full membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers, and becomes a Chartered Engineer.

Jon has been with the City of London for 6 years and has worked on a variety of schemes including the Scalpel.

Jon’s expertise in fire engineering adds to the broad range of specialist knowledge and experience the City of London District Surveyors offer our clients, including structural and MEP engineers.