15-17 North Street

Trident was initially engaged to undertake a construction appraisal report and thereafter monthly monitoring inspections as this Grade II listed building in the centre of Bishop’s Stortford was to be converted to provide ground floor restaurant space with ancillary accommodation located on the upper floors.

Our initial review of the construction documentation and review of the site identified a number of issues which had not been properly addressed by the design team. We recommended that a full review of the structural timbers to the roof and at ground and first floor levels should be undertaken to fully confirm the extent of the works required to the historic building.

We also identified that the proposed timescale to complete the works was inadequate given the extent of repairs required to the existing structure all of which needed Listed Building Consent.

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