WAR MEMORIAL HALL, DEREHAM
Client: Dereham Town Council
Services provided: Party Wall, CDM services, Access Licence & general advice
Contract value: Undisclosed.
The remodelling of the War Memorial Hall in Dereham, included the demolition of an existing single storey structure used as a kitchen, the construction of an extension to the side and rear of the property, and infilling an existing courtyard shared with neighbouring properties. Works were covered by the Party Wall Act and, as the client needed to erect scaffolding on neighbouring property, access licences were also required.
Daniel Connal Partnership initially carried out a desk study, then a site visit, to determine relevant properties under the Party Wall Act. This was followed by close liaison and meetings with the owners and occupiers of the adjoining properties to determine who would need to be served with Notices.
The project presented a number of complex ownership issues including the infill of the courtyard which our appointing owner wished to enclose, making use of a wall which belonged to an adjoining owner. Close liaison with neighbours and their advisors, enabled us to agree access licenses allowing scaffolding to be raised on neighbouring land. A separate negotiated agreement between the building owners enabled the successful completion of the design using the neighbour’s wall.