Croydon is London’s second most populated borough. The population will increase by more than 60,000 over the next decade. More housing and modern infrastructure is not only a necessity, but a local government priority. A £5.25-billion investment programme will deliver wholesale development: housing and shopping centre blueprints with cafes, restaurants and leisure units are already in the works, and the projects will employ thousands.
Delta Point in West Croydon, formerly BT’s headquarters, is part of the rejuvenation project. It is currently being overhauled into luxury apartments. With a breadth of services, BT hired RSK company Pellings to provide multidisciplinary building surveying, cost advice and project management. The project included
- validating the dilapidations report
- extensively surveying all elements of the building, including mechanical, electrical and structural elements, to enable definition of the scope of the work
- preparing the tender specification and the provision of the pre-tender estimate
- managing the tender process.
As of 2019, Delta Point’s transformation is complete: real estate agents are renting and selling modern apartments to help the area continue its transformation into a modern and central London borough.