Anstey Horne

British Museum

Party Wall British Museum

We were proud to provide Party Wall and Neighbourly advice to this award-winning project at the British Museum

The proposed scheme included the demolition of a 1970’s building to make way for a new World Convention and Exhibition Centre for the museum.

Construction work impacting the Party Walls at the British Museum consisted of 480 contiguous piles around the perimeter of the site. Work also included anchor piling and the installation of 16,000 hand-case kiln-formed glass planks.

Over 70% of the Centre’s 18,000 sqm floor space is underground. The construction work involved excavating 19 metres below ground to make way for this.

The new Convention and Exhibition Centre won the RICS Best Building Award 2015 for tourism and leisure and the RIBA London Award 2017.

Services

We were enlisted to provide Party Wall and neighbourly matters advice for this site which is surrounded by seven listed buildings for whom the Museum is freeholder.

Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters Services

      Also see our recent work at Commercial Road.

      Further Guidance when appointing a Party Wall Surveyor

      If you are a Building Owner planning work to your property and want help managing the Party Wall process, please get in touch.

      If you are an Adjoining Owner and have received a notice we can advise on how you can best protect your property and manage the Party Wall process.

      For information on how the Party Wall Act affects you see our Party Wall Fact Sheet.

      You can also find further information in our Party Wall FAQs. This has been compiled this from questions we are often asked about the Act.

      You can also find guidance on choosing a Party Wall Surveyor in our recent news article.

      There is some further information in the government’s explanatory booklet on the Party Wall process.

      If you are unsure how the Party Wall Act affects your property and want some advice give us a call.

      If you would rather we called you instead, please fill in our Contact form and we will be in touch.

      For the contact details of a surveyor local to you, see our London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Norwich & Plymouth Surveyor details.

      Check out our article on Party Wall Podcasts if you want to learn more about Party Walls.

      Contact

      For advice direct from one of our Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line on 020 4534 3135

      We can provide early advice by reviewing proposals and securing the necessary consents and Awards under the Act in a timely manner to allow a Building Owner’s work to proceed unhindered, or to protect the interest of an affected Adjoining Owner.

      If you have any concerns regarding the Party Wall Act: or if you have received a notice from a neighbour and want advice on how best to protect your property, please contact :

      For advice direct from one of our Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line on 020 4534 3135.

      If you are planning work that is covered by the Act, or if you have received notice of work from a neighbour and want advice on how best to protect your property please contact:

      Geoffrey Adams

      Geoffrey Adams

      BEng (Hons) PdDip MRICS

      Senior Director

      Party Walls

      London

      Mark Amodio

      Mark Amodio

      BSc (Hons) MCIOB

      Senior Director

      Party Walls

      London

      Rickie Bloom

      Rickie Bloom

      BSc (Hons) MRICS

      Director

      Party Walls

      London