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  • Collaborating to raise quality standards in the industry

    14/06/2018

  • We are delighted to welcome Paul Roberts

    04/06/2018

  • A new year. A new phase.

    16/01/2018

  • See you at the seaside! Silver attending Total Housing 2018, Brighton.

    18/01/2018

  • Vacancy for Senior Quantity Surveyor

    22/02/2018

  • Making a Difference. Working with The Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis

    26/01/2018

  • Silver Team join in the fun! Charity Five-A-Side Tournament

    21/07/2017

  • Silver welcomes Work Experience

    18/07/2017

  • New Framework Appointment

    29/06/2017

  • Planning consent achieved for Abbey Wood South Thamesmead Regeneration

    05/04/2017

  • Changes to Building Regulations 2016/2017

    20/02/2017

    Our Senior Associate Site Inspector, Mark Poole, MICWCI, attended a seminar to get to grips with the latest updates and changes to the Building and Fire Regulations and approved documents. Mark tells us that this is an accumulation of changes over the last two years and came back to the team to give a CPD update.

  • St John’s Hill Regeneration, Phase 2 & 3 – Peabody appoints Silver

    03/03/2017

  • Mathew becomes RICS APC Assessor

    09/03/2017

  • Silver appointed Employer’s Agent for PRS development in Manchester

    05/04/2017

  • Queen's Wharf Riverside Studios progressing well

    06/04/2017

    Gary Lawrence, Managing Associate at Silver and the Senior Employer's Agent at Queen's Wharf Riverside, is also a very keen photography. Gary has shared the photograph he took standing on Hammersmith Bridge following one of his regular site visits.

  • PD appointment for Southmere Village, Thamesmead Regeneration

    06/04/2017

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Collaborating to raise quality standards in the industry

14/06/2018

The Housing Forum launched its latest report “Stopping Building Failures” at their Annual Conference on 23rd May 2018 and is an excellent practical response to the Hackitt report, Building a Safer Future.

Stopping Building Failures is a great source of practical guidance, packed with expert commentary and case studies for clients and construction teams. Silver is a proud contributor to this collaboration by The Housing Forum’s cross-sector membership.

Martin Ward, our Director of Quality Management and Aftercare was keen to apply his 30 years’ experience of ensuring high quality standards of workmanship and participated in workshops leading to the report's recommendations made for building defect free homes.

Darren Nolan, Associate Director at Silver, is author of the case study has written an article “Getting What You Want” based on his 20 years pre-construction knowledge and experience and provides practical advice on what should and should not happen during the crucial early stages of a project.

We recommend that everyone reads this report which can be found on The Housing Forum’s website. Please click here to view.

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We are delighted to welcome Paul Roberts

04/06/2018

Paul Roberts joins Silver as Associate Director and is a Chartered Surveyor with 35 years’ experience in the construction sector. He has worked across a diverse range of schemes that include large scale regeneration, joint ventures and refurbishment.

This strategic appointment strengthens our ‘joined up’ approach to service delivery for our existing and future client base.

Overseeing our Project Management teams, with responsibility for delivery at the construction stages, Paul works seamlessly with fellow Associate Director, Darren Nolan. Darren has 20 years’ front end of project experience and has responsibility from inception throughout pre-construction to contract commencement. Paul liaises closely with Darren during the critical pre-construction handover period, ensuring consistency and continuity of knowledge and service for our clients throughout the whole life of the project.

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A new year. A new phase.

16/01/2018

To ensure that we have the right team to take our business forward, we have reorganised and strengthened our management structure. Apart from making promotions from those whose careers have developed at Silver, the changes ensure that our senior people are available to act as mentors.

Our Board of Directors comprises Tony Iannaccone as CEO, Brian Middle as Chairman, and Sarah Odell as MD, and Peter Mack has now joined them as Board Director, Commercial & Development.

Mathew Fenner is now Operations Director with responsibility for ensuring that we continue to meet the highest standards in the delivery of our services. He is supported by Darren Nolan as Assistant Director and by a team of experienced Managing Associates.

“We are confident that we have a strong team we can trust to take the business forward and harness the new opportunities we have in sight. “
Brian Middle
Chairman

 

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See you at the seaside! Silver attending Total Housing 2018, Brighton.

18/01/2018

Total Housing 2018 takes place in Brighton on 7-8 March and Silver will be there as an exhibitor. This is one of the biggest housing events in the UK and will be bringing together the South East and London regions for the first time this year.

For Silver, it represents an opportunity to meet others involved in the housing business and gain a better understanding of their current challenges. At the same time, we look forward to introducing ourselves to potential new clients and to catch up with old friends.

Come see us on Stand 31.

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Vacancy for Senior Quantity Surveyor

22/02/2018

Are you an experienced, talented and ambitious individual who wants to be part of a successful practice in the heart of the City?

As part of our continued growth, exciting, rewarding and truly career advancing opportunities are available within our residential sector business.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate Quantity Surveyor.

Competitive salary and benefits package, subject to experience and any relevant qualifications.

Send your CV and covering email no later than to hr@silverdcc.com.

Full details of the role are available on request.

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Making a Difference. Working with The Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis

26/01/2018

The Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis is a small, independent charity providing free, practical and emotional support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis in Surrey and surrounding areas.

Silver has been keen for some time to support the valuable work of the Samson Centre and now couldn’t be a more perfect time. With a planned extension, Silver will have a valuable role to play.

MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults today. A disease of the central nervous system which baffles neurologists, involves pharmaceutical companies investing millions of pounds in clinical trials and still leaves sufferers without a cure. MS can affect mobility, sight, bladder control, speech and so much more. The Samson Centre offers practical solutions that assist in managing the effects of this lifelong and debilitating disease. Each year it provides some 3,500 physiotherapy treatments, 2,500 gym sessions, 4,000 exercise classes and 2,500 oxygen therapy sessions. But, it is not enough. Since the Samson Centre opened twelve years ago, demand for their services has grown by around 10% year on year. No longer able to keep pace with this increase, sadly there are now waiting lists for some of their therapies.
Over the next twelve months, Silver will be providing our skills in project management for the Samson Centre’s planned extension and saving the charity thousands of pounds in consultancy fees whilst ensuring they get the result that they really deserve.

For further information about the work of the Samson Centre visit www.samsoncentre.org.uk or email fundraising@samsoncentre.org.uk

Silver Team join in the fun! Charity Five-A-Side Tournament

21/07/2017

Well done to Alfie, Nick, Calvin, Patrice and Dan who gave an impressive performance (we are told) on behalf of Silver, playing a total of six games at a Five-A-Side Football Tournament. Alfie, the top scorer for Silver whacked nine in the back of the net, all in all it was a great team effort and an enjoyable afternoon.

Teams from Alan Camp Architects, One Housing and Kingsbury Construction joined in the fun to raise money for charity.

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Silver welcomes Work Experience

18/07/2017

Silver offer work experience placements to all students. Everyone who takes part in the work experience programme will gain an insight into our company and gain invaluable skills and knowledge.

Last week we enjoyed having Guy on board and this is what he had to say about his week at Silver.

'I'd just like to say thank you for the work experience last week. It provided me with many key fundamentals of business structure and operation; the construction side of Silver also supplied a unique sector experience, which I wasn't aware of beforehand.

I definitely got on really well with everyone and felt that the atmosphere was perfect for me.'

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New Framework Appointment

29/06/2017

Silver is delighted and proud to announce our successful reappointment to the Notting Hill Housing Consultant Framework for employer’s agent, project management and cost consultancy services, with new appointment for Clerk of Work/Site Inspection. Notting Hill Housing is one of London’s leading housing associations, managing nearly 32,000 properties across the capital and building thousands more.

Group Director, Tony Iannaccone and Director, Peter Mack will provide Strategic Lead and Project Lead and together with our teams across Silver, we look forward to continue to build a strong and collaborative relationship with the Notting Hill Team over the next four years and beyond.

Silver currently works with numerous Register Provider client's to successful deliver their ambitious and exciting projects. 

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Planning consent achieved for Abbey Wood South Thamesmead Regeneration

05/04/2017

Silver were delighted to receive the news that the four planning applications for Abbey Wood South Thamesmead received planning approval from Bexley Council on 25th October 2016. The consent represents the first substantial development in Thamesmead since Peabody acquired the land there in 2014 and will deliver 1,500 homes, a civic square, library and 40,000sq.m of commercial space. 

Silver is appointed as employer's agent by Peabody for Abbey Wood South Thamesmead, the first phase of the Thamesmead Regeneration. Abbey Wood South Thamesmead will be developed in four phases: Southmere Village, Bensy Walk, Coroline and Sedgmere.

We are very proud to be part of such an exciting and ambitious endeavour by Peabody. Thamesmead is the largest regeneration project in London and is set to benefit from Crossrail from 2018. 

Changes to Building Regulations 2016/2017

20/02/2017

Our Senior Associate Site Inspector, Mark Poole, MICWCI, attended a seminar to get to grips with the latest updates and changes to the Building and Fire Regulations and approved documents. Mark tells us that this is an accumulation of changes over the last two years, having come back to the team to provide an update in the form of a CPD training session.

In brief, the key changes for our Site Inspection Team to be aware of are:

  1. Part B Fire Regulations BS9999 to be quoted on all fire related issues during construction.
  2. Part M Access and Egress now splits into two volumes: Volume 1 for Dwellings and Volume 2 for Municipal and other Public Buildings.
  3. Part R is a new Regulation from January 1st, 2017 covering the wired infrastructure for high-speed communication and is now a requirement for all construction.
  4. Part L Energy Efficiency includes an upgrade of materials and service supplies to achieve improved U-values, PV solar panels, rainwater harvest tanks for flushing toilets, District heating systems, timber-frame, permeable paving, amongst other things.
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St John’s Hill Regeneration, Phase 2 & 3 – Peabody appoints Silver

03/03/2017

The Group Directors, Directors and our whole team at Silver are delighted to announce our appointment by Peabody to provide Employer's Agent services for phases 2 and 3 of the St John's Hill regeneration development. These next two phases of the regeneration scheme deliver a further 385 units for a contract sum of circa £130 million.

 

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Mathew becomes RICS APC Assessor

09/03/2017

Following his RICS Assessment Training, our Director of Building Surveying, Mathew Fenner has become an approved RICS APC Assessor. This means that Mat will be sitting on the APC Assessors Panel to evaluate future candidates for inclusion within the professional institution.

This is great news for our graduates and clients who will benefit from Mat's insight to help them achieve chartered status.

Well done Mat!

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Silver appointed Employer’s Agent for PRS development in Manchester

05/04/2017

Silver is proud to announce our appointment as employer’s agent for Kampus, a 470 unit PRS scheme in the city of Manchester.

We are appointed by Aytoun Street Development Limited, the JV organisation incorporating Henry Booth, Centric and Ares. Group Director, Tony Iannaccone and Director of Project & Cost Management, Peter Mack led the bid and attended the interview. They will continue to be involved in the project throughout its development which is programmed to complete in 2019.

Queen's Wharf Riverside Studios progressing well

06/04/2017

Gary Lawrence, Managing Associate at Silver and the Senior Employer's Agent at Queen's Wharf Riverside Studios, is also a very keen photographer. 

Gary has shared the photographs he took standing on Hammersmith Bridge following one of his regular site visits, which shows not only the progress of the luxury riverside development, but how accurate the CGI and design by Assael is to the current build.

The first phase comprising 42 units are due to handover by the end of April 2017 and a further three phases to completion by the end of the year.

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PD appointment for Southmere Village, Thamesmead Regeneration

06/04/2017

Peabody have appointed Silver as Principal Designer for the Southmere Village development, which is the first phase of the wider regeneration of Thamesmead.

Deb Kilvington of Silver is now focusing on blocks 1a and 1b, working alongside Darren Nolan, her Employer's Agent colleague at Silver.

We are proud to be supporting our client and working on this exceptional scheme.