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
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
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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CASE STUDY
The Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough building situated in the heart of Bath was formerly part of the City of Bath College. A Grade II listed building from the Georgian period designed by John Pinch the Elder. The conversion to a 5* luxury hotel presented many challenges. The new multi-storey Lower Borough Walls wing reflects the host building architecturally. In the heart of the hotel lies Spa Village Bath, which is quite unique insofar as it has access to the natural thermal mineral-rich waters, making it the only natural thermal spa inside a hotel in the UK.

The main stair protection was particularly challenging as enclosing it was not an option from a conservation perspective. A solution of discreetly placed fire curtains operating on the fire alarm system to provide protection was developed. There are also isolated areas with sprinkler protection to provide an alternative to passive fire protection.

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