APC Success

09/07/2020

We would like to congratulate Charlotte Bassett from our London office and Adam Kings from our Bristol office who have recently completed their RICS APC and have achieved Chartered Building Surveyor status.

Both Charlotte and Adam came to us as Building Surveying graduates and since then have been involved in a broad range of projects working in a variety of different sectors from Education to Residential. Kendall Kingscott have been proud to offer a wide range of projects to both Charlotte and Adam throughout their training period with us, and it is with great pride that we were able to provide fantastic APC Case Study projects to Charlotte and Adam which has enabled them to encounter and overcome issues and develop as professionals. 

Charlotte was involved in the internal and external refurbishment of CLIC Sargent’s Cancer Care for Children’s Grade II Listed property, Paul’s House in Central London. For this project valued at circa £550,000, Charlotte obtained Listed Building Consent for the works, negotiated a Party Wall Award with an Adjoining Owner, designed and specified the refurbishment and remodelling works for this constrained site, and oversaw the implementation of the works as Contract Administrator, through to completion. This was an extremely worthwhile project and one which proved to be interesting and challenging from an APC perspective, whilst thoroughly rewarding, working with such a worthwhile charity.

Adam was involved in the reconfiguration and refurbishment works at Woodleaze Care Home, Yate, Bristol, a two storey 1970s building. Acting as Lead Consultant, Adam undertook the design and specification comprising the reconfiguration of existing accommodation serving 34 residents to create 18No bedsits for young care leavers and obtained Planning Permission for the works. For this Government funded project valued at circa £1.4 million, Adam also acted as Principal Designer and Contract Administrator. This project provided Adam with a plethora of experience, particularly in dealing with asbestos removal and adaptations of existing below ground drainage installations.

Even with this fantastic experience under their belts, this year’s APC came with its own set of challenges. Not only did they have to prepare during lockdown but they also had to take the assessment virtually. This type of assessment had not been conducted before, however it was deemed a success by RICS which has now committed to undertake all future assessments virtually. 

It is a testament to Charlotte and Adam’s hard work and determination that even in challenging times they have managed to successfully complete their APC. We are very proud of their achievements and look forward to seeing them develop within KKL.

Congratulations to you both!