- Gas supply replacement
- Confidential - on behalf of the resident owners of the freehold
- 9 months, with on-going support
- Key MJM Staff and Associates:
- Mike Madden (Senior Consultant)
Gas supply replacement
Negotiation with National Grid Gas and its contractors over the least intrusive and most effective way of replacing the complete gas main and supply up to meters, in a 1970's block of 85 luxury flats.
Building the team
Initial meetings with the Building Manager and the Property Company Directors set the scene for a good understanding of the brief. Discussions with NGG and their contractors identified the different views on how the pipe replacements could be achieved, with conflicting requirements over the location of new pipes.
The project required much research into the intricacies of the building construction, and the difficulties of replacing a centrally installed gas supply system put in to old standards during the original build. Visits to site were re-inforced by individual inspections of each dwelling, and a summary of the design of each flat and its possibilities.
Eventually after much research into different possible solutions, ones were found which did not involve the unwelcome prospect of many risers up the side of the building - which although not listed, is in a conservation area. These bridged the gap between the otherwise conflicting views of NGG and the owner. The work is now being carried out.