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    ​View of the City from the Barbican Estate.

​Find out the latest updates from the City of London's District Surveyors Office and other Building Control items.

Restriction on combustible materials in facades

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    ​We can discuss any issues you may have with your facade.

 On 21 December 2018 the government made changes to Regulation 7 which restricts the use of materials in facades of certain buildings over 18m high to those which are of ‘limited combustibility’. In addition to this, the guidance in Approved Document B has also been updated for all other building types.

Please contact us if you are unsure as to how this affects your project and we can review it with you in detail.

Royal opening for 1 London Wall Place

    1 London Wall Place
    ​Schroder's new headquarters at 1 London Wall Place 

​Her Majesty the Queen officially opened Schroders’ new headquarters at their new premises 1 London Wall Place. The global asset management firm have taken the whole building on from Brookfield and moved in after a fit-out programme carried out by Overbury and TP Bennett. This ran concurrently with the base-build development of buildings 1 and 2 London Wall Place which was undertaken by developer Multiplex and architect firm Make. The new headquarters building for Schroders has created a collaborative working environment for their 2500 employees on site.

The City of London provided the Building Control Service for the entire development.

A new member of CABE

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    Tim Munday who has become a chartered member of CABE.

Tim Munday, who joined the District Surveyors Office in September 2015, has passed his Professional Interview at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). He is now a full Member of the CABE and a registered Chartered Building Engineer. The CABE is one of the professional institutions for those employed in the Built Environment sector and is responsible for promoting competency and ethical practises within the industry. The City of London is a Training Affiliate of the association and District Surveyor’s staff are actively encouraged to engage with the activities of the organisation.

Tim joins five other Members of the CABE in the office, including two who are Fellows.

Piling starts at 35 Vine Street

    Piling work on site.
    ​Piling work on site.

​Work has begun on the newest Urban Nest development in the Square Mile. The new project will provide 619 rooms of student accommodations, a Roman Wall exhibition space and a 12-storey commercial office block. The District Surveyor’s office has been involved from an early stage, providing advice on the specific challenges that effect this interesting site. The development follows on from the success of Urban Nest development at 52 Minories, which won the LABC National Building Excellence Award for Best Social or Affordable Housing Development.

If you’re undertaking a new build development in the City of London we can assist you with any Building Regulation queries you may have. Please call 020 7332 1000 or email us:

A new tower in the Eastern Cluster

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    ​Our surveyor Jon White can assist you with any building control related queries about the Scalpel.

​The Scalpel at 52 Lime Street is nearing completion, with more than half of the 35 occupiable floors already let. Fit-out works are well underway and the City of London District Surveyor’s Office has been appointed as the Building Control Body for all work undertaken in the building. This office has been working as part of the team on this project since its initial design phase. A number of complexities in the design of this building has meant that it has been desirable to transfer knowledge of the building from the base build project into the various fit-outs. This is to ensure consistency and compliance with not only the Building Regulations but also the unique requirements that such a large and complex building necessitates.

If you’re considering taking space at the Scalpel, our surveyor Jon White can help with any Building Regulation queries you may have.

CPD on the Hackitt review

​Following the events at Grenfell Tower and Dame Judith Hackitt's review into the Building Regulations, there have been many changes occurring in the construction industry.

The City District Surveyor's Office has prepared Continuing Professional Development materials on the subject to help our clients stay up-to-date. If you would like us to provide training on the recent changes or have any queries on how they may impact your work, please contact Mark Pundsack.