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

Party Wall Advice

Security for Expenses

Schedules of Condition

Boundary Reports & Advice

Boundary Disputes

Development Agreements

Movement & Vibration Monitoring

Neighbourly Liaison

Rights of Way & Easements

Crane Oversail & Scaffold Licensing

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

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

For a quick Party Wall Quote for your project send us the details of your planned work here.

Local Party Wall Surveyors

To contact a Party Wall surveyor that’s local to you, see details of our teams in :

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:

Link: Make an enquiry

Team members shown:

  • Geoffrey Adams
  • Mark Amodio
  • Rickie Bloom