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5-7 St Helens Place

A view from St Helens Place

​Project team

Main Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
Architect: Eric Parry
Mechanical and Electrical: Hilson Moran
Fire Engineering: Exova Warrington Fire
Structural Consultant:Robert Bird Group


5-7 St Helens Place is a new building within the conservation area of St Helen’s Place. Located behind a retained façade there is a new six-storey building providing The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers with purpose built accommodation. This is made up of both offices and the facilities required to host functions. The Livery Company decided to move location to be sited close to the original site of their Livery Hall and will be moving adjacent to the historic Grade 1 Listed building of the Church of St Helens. The site is located next to the base of the North wall of the church and required constant monitoring throughout the project to make sure the structure of the church was not affected during construction.

Our role

We provided the full Building Control Services for this project, from application stage through to completion of the works. The City of London District Surveyors Office was consulted at the early stages of the development and worked closely with the design and construction teams to ensure that any items of difficulty were resolved.

Some of the particular issues that arose during the project were related to external fire spread, interaction of mechanical ventilation and mist suppression system and resolved means of escape issues. We worked with the project team throughout the development to come up with a number of design solutions which meet both the needs of the developers whilst still satisfying the Building Regulations criteria.

If you are contemplating constructing a new building or undertaking alterations to an existing building, we are happy to assist you with any Building Regulation queries you may have and offer free pre-application advice. Please call 020 7332 1000 or email the District Surveyor's Office.

Our staff

Project Surveyor: Mark Pundsack
M&E Engineer: Gordon Dewar
Drainage Engineer: Paul Stavers

27 March 2015
Last Modified:
14 May 2019