Following a major fire, Baily Garner was appointed by Hyde Group to provide Employer’s Agent, Architectural, Quantity Surveying, Mechanical and Electrical and CDM services for the politically-sensitive reinstatement of this six-storey block, containing forty self-contained extra care flats, two medical practices, a pharmacy and various sub-tenants providing vital community services. Extensive fire and water damage to the building was forensically surveyed which, along with “as built” data, enabled a 3D Revit model to be created to accompany Employer’s Requirements detailing the scope of reinstatement works. This complex project required a collaborative approach between construction disiciplines and close liaison with the building insurer’s loss adjuster, the prospective purchaser and the medical stakeholder’s project manager.
Drying and decontamination works associated with extensive mould growth within the building were carried out to achieve PAS 64 “Clean and Dry” certification, meeting standards required by flood damage experts the National Flood School. Compliance required testing relative humidity within the building fabric, along with mycololgical and bacterial testing.