Pottergate Apartments

Project deliverable:

Building Consultancy

Any regeneration development requires the combination of professional skills, meticulous design and a degree of sensitivity. Working in partnership with the client, our parent company the Gardline Group, 3d Architects and C A Design Services (CADS), delivered this award winning project from inception through to completion.

Pottergate is a historic street close to the heart of Norwich City Centre with some buildings
dating back to the early-17th century. The area is currently benefiting from a period of conservation and regeneration.

The development occupies the former site of the Thorndick and Dawson print works and prior to that the Pottergate Street Baptist Chapel which was destroyed during the Second World War.

The project therefore required careful and sympathetic design, sensitively blending modern apartment accommodation in context with the period properties which surround it. 3d Architects subsequently developed a scheme which was granted planning permission from Norwich City Council to redevelop the brownfield site with 18 high quality serviced apartments.

CADS Building Consultancy was appointed to act as Employer’s Agent for the duration of this project. This involved overseeing the design and construction of the development, undertaking project cost control including the budget cost assessment, managing the project procurement and administration of the construction contract.
CADS also acted as the Building Owner’s surveyor in respect of Party Wall matters and negotiating neighbour agreements which arose as part of the development. In addition, the project required condition and topographic surveys which were undertaken by CADS Survey team.

A successfully completed project that received a commendation from The Norwich Society at their Annual Design Awards in 2013.


“CADS Building Consultancy worked with us from the very outset of the project, prior to purchase of the site. They provided us with guidance on costs, construction times, procurement and contracts.

CADS acted as Employer’s Agent and oversaw the evolution of a design, planning application
and consultation with authorities; and then managed the construction phase through to
practical completion.

The project was kept to budget; variations were effectively handled and delivered on
schedule – all in a friendly, respectful and cooperative way. The finished development meets our needs very well and we are proud to have received commendations for construction of a modern building within an 18th century conservation area.”

Andrew Gerrard, Chief Surveyor, Gardline Marine Sciences

If you are seeking advice on any areas of Building Consultancy, please contact Mark Johnson or Robin Thorp on 01493 412806 or email sales@cadesignservices.co.uk