Crown Place, Portsmouth

We provided Party Wall advice for the development of Crown Place, Portsmouth

The development facilitated the construction of a 23 storey 576 bed space student tower building in the centre of Portsmouth adjacent to the main railway station.

Our scope was to provide various roles including CDM Principal Designer, Building Owner’s Party Wall surveyor, BAPA agreements with Network Rail, crane over sailing licenses’ and precautionary condition surveys of over 30 adjacent properties including a department store, banks, retail and residential properties.  

First, the derelict site required asbestos removal and demolition of the existing building, followed by the design and build of a 23-storey tower, providing 576 beds together with associated external works, drainage and statutory services.

The site is located in the centre of Portsmouth and is adjacent to a number of other buildings and roads. This presented the team with various challenges including working within a restricted site area, asbestos removal, derelict building issues, adjacent occupied buildings and main roads.


We advised on all Party Wall and neighbourly matters for the development of Crown Place, Portsmouth.

Client : Crown Student Living

Services : Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters

Sector : Student Accomodation

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 Benjamin Street.

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 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 :

If you are planning work 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 our Enquiry line on 0117 471 1574 for advice direct from one of our surveyors.

If you’d rather we called you, please fill in our Contact Us form and we will be in touch.

Link: Contact Us

Team members shown:

  • Mark Dunn
  • James Lodge