Steve Burridge Senior Associate 

MRICS

Steve has been with the company since 2002 supporting the Company Director. He was formally Senior Building Control Surveyor with West Wiltshire District Council and has 19 years’ experience in building control with Local Authorities in the locality.  Steve became a Chartered Building Control Surveyor in 1990 and in addition to dealing with Building Regulation matters at the Local Authority he was involved in carrying out public entertainment licence inspections along with dealing with dangerous structures.

Steve project manages many of the major commercial developments with blue chip clients, sensitive historic buildings, plus expert witness and fire risk assessment work, and is an expert on Part L including the associated documents and legislation. Steve is a qualified Non-domestic Energy Performance Certificate Surveyor.

Steve lectures on the Building Regulations and provides one to one studio tutorials for the 4th year architectural students at the University of Bath.

A career building control surveyor with over 30 years in the profession and expertise in energy conservation

CASE STUDY
Middleport Pottery

Middleport Pottery, the UK’s last working Victorian pottery was originally constructed in 1888 for Burgess & Leigh, a local ceramics company, where beautiful Burleigh pottery was produced using extremely rare skills.

In 2011, United Kingdom Historic Building Preservation Trust (UKHBPT) embarked on a long journey to save the site from closure and to protect the complex that houses historic machinery, archives and collections of the past. The traditional industrial factory and its original function have been conserved, repaired and regenerated for community benefit. The areas of museum demonstrate the skilful process being undertaken in a traditional manner. 

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CASE STUDY
Astley Castle

A 12th-century fortified manor which had been lying in ruins since a fire in 1978, Astley Castle had seen additions and revisions carried out in almost every century since Medieval times. Throughout its history the site has been owned by no less than three Queens of England.

The Landmark Trust boldly set out to reinstate occupancy of Astley Castle in a manner appropriate for the 21st century.  After careful recording, those parts of the building beyond pragmatic repair were taken down.  By inserting a groundbreaking modern holiday home into the shell of the ancient castle, the architects, Witherford Watson Mann, were able to both stabilise the ruin and create the next layer of the building’s history.  The results showcase how modern architecture can be unashamedly but sympathetically stitched into ancient fabric to significant effect.

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CASE STUDY
Wessex Water, Bath

The client, Bennetts Associates Architects and Buro Happold Consulting Engineers created the most energy efficient and sustainable building in the country with the highest BREEAM rating at that time for a commercial office building. In environmental terms the project was acclaimed by the Building Research Establishment as the ‘greenest’ commercial building in the UK. It stands as an exemplary example of energy efficiency, low embodied energy, recycling including aggregate for the concrete structure and recycled storm and grey water and enhanced biodiversity. 

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