David Woodall Area Manager - South West

BSc (Hons), MCABE

David is based in Dorset on the South Coast. He has over thirteen years Building Control experience having worked first for Bath & North East Somerset Council and then moving into the private building control sector for the last five years. David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honours Degree in Building Control Engineering and was also awarded the CABE prize for the top overall grade. He is a Chartered Building Engineer and deals with all types of projects for the Company.

During his building control career David has worked on a large variety of projects, both commercial and domestic which includes schools, universities, nursing homes, hotels and offices. He has also had regular involvement in work on historic properties with an understanding of the sensitive nature this work requires. .

Outside of the office David has lectured on the Building Regulations and provided one to one studio tutorials for 4th year architectural students at the University of Bath and at the City of Bath College.

David provides project management services for clients nationwide and carries out site inspection work mainly in Bath, Bristol, Somerset and Dorset.

Over 13 years' Building Control experience working on a large variety of both commercial and domestic projects.

CASE STUDY
The Royal High School, Bath

Cranwell House is a Grade II-listed Victorian mansion house set within a significant historic landscape in the World Heritage City of Bath. It was purchased by The Girls’ Day School Trust as the future home for the Junior School of The Royal High School Bath, which was looking to move from outmoded facilities on its existing site elsewhere in the city centre.

Following a limited competition Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios were appointed to sensitively refurbish the main house, reinstating the principal rooms of the house as new teaching spaces and introducing a contemporary and sustainable extension building within the immediate context of the listed building and the wider parkland setting.

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CASE STUDY
National Museum of the Royal Navy

Storehouse 10 at the historic naval dockyard in Portsmouth was constructed in the mid-eighteenth century, during an upsurge in naval building prompted by events such as the Seven Years War. It was originally used to store everyday supplies for working ships plus some naval items.

During the Second World War, Storehouse 10 was hit by an incendiary bomb, which destroyed the clock tower and most of the roof and upper floors. More extensive damage was prevented due to a strenuous firefighting effort to save the radar sets within, which were to be some of the first installed in Royal Navy ships.

Restoration of Storehouse 10 was gradual and was eventually completed in 1992. It has now been converted to form part of the National Museum for the Royal Navy complex. 

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CASE STUDY
Apex Hotel - Bath

The existing eight storey office block was demolished and construction began early 2015. The hotel,  a new 4* luxury hotel in central Bath opened as planned boasting 177 contemporary bedrooms, a 400 capacity conference facitlity and event spaces, making it Bath’s largest hotel in this regard.

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