Evolution5 is appointed to provide the Malawi High Commission with Project Management, Cost Management and Principal Designer Services for both pre and post contract phases of the full refurbishment of the official residence for the Malawi High Commissioner in London.

An exciting project that will see the neo-Georgian style property, which has been left uninhabited for the last 8 years, renovated to a high, contemporary standard whilst in-keeping with the local area. During the years it has stood empty, the official residence has fallen into a state of disrepair. As a result, the project calls for the protection of remaining, and repairs to, damaged original features.

ZD Architects has delivered seven options for the refurbishment of the upstairs living areas as well as recommendations for the ground floor; with mood boards to establish the style of the completed project.

The leasehold property is located in a conservation area. Therefore the relevant conservation trust will be consulted throughout the project, and will be required to approve all works in addition to the approval of the local authority.

The property will accommodate a family of up to four children and will be used to entertain guests on official business, thus also requiring space, and functionality, for outside caterers and events staff.

The Client’s priorities are to achieve an excellent finish whilst delivering low life cycle running costs within a clearly defined and ambitious budget.

The project is being led by a highly experienced building surveyor and project manager who draws upon that experience to proactively steer the project around potential pitfalls. Issues around the required approvals and consents will be dealt with in a timely fashion and the client is, at all times, kept up to date of the project progress.

This project is currently in the very early stages and we look forward to bringing you an updated project summary on completion.