Case Studies

This was a truly unique building with smart glazing and bespoke external brickwork, the new headquarters for Tombola was every bit as quirky and fun as the online gaming is that they provide.  Built on the banks of the River Wear it commands a prominent position and internally...

The client commissioned a new 3 storey building to provide laboratories, warehousing, milling and offices. Assure Building Control was selected to provide building regulation approval for this development which comprised a steel frame with composite steel/concrete floor plates and a high degree...

Assure Building Control were appointed to provide Approved Inspector Services for a unique and significant development in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. The site itself was particularly restrictive but working with Ryder Architects and Robertson Construction, Assure were able to...

Things have come a long way since John Logie Baird transmitted flickering pictures of a Maltese Cross.  Today’s offering from the world of TV is quite something else and with digital and optic fibre technology, the quality of the pictures we now see are exceptional.  In the background to this...

This development was the replacement of a whole teaching block.  It comprised a new three storey building which is part of the Ash Hill Academy located in Hatfield, Doncaster, consisting of dining, kitchen, main hall and class rooms at ground floor level.  Classrooms, ITC and staff...

Built in a style befitting of 1974, Thomson House is a significant building in Farnborough and was originally occupied by Thomson Directories who published the Thomson Local.  It has recently been converted and upgraded to a residential use with an additional new build block built within the...

Well we’ve worked on some old buildings but this one would take some beating.  Now a grade II* building, the original development dates back to the 12th century with the ‘newest’ building having been built in 1839.  A corn mill is driven by the original but restored water wheel, rotated by ‘...

Home Housing Group is one of the UKs largest Housing Associations and is planning to build a new headquarters in the heart of the vibrant Newcastle City Centre.  It plans to bring 700 staff to the new office,  spread over 6 floors, which will employ 400 construction workers just to build it. ...

The building can be traced back to 1720 but the estate 1000 years.  Now owned and operated by the National Trust, it was a privilege to be asked to provide building regulation approval for the extensive upgrade works to the hall and associated buildings.  "The Curtain Rises Project" was the...

A consortium comprising of a local building company, property professionals and private financier, has undertaken an ambitious project to convert two floors over a row of commercial shop premises, from office use into 10 prestigious apartments – now known as “The Roof Gardens”

The...

A new prestigious retail and office development has just opened in a leafy prime location to the north of Newcastle City Centre in Jesmond. On the site of the locally famous and iconic Jesmond cinema built in the art deco period, the new building's clever design takes a bow to it's predecessor....

This development consisted of the erection of eleven residential units.

Comprising three flats, three duplexes and two dwellings within a terrace of six properties the development was to the rear of existing dwellings/flats on the main road.

Access for fire fighting

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From the ground up, this extension employed a very modern approach to construction. The foundation pads were contained in concrete rings with concrete ground beams between. The building itself is of a steel beam and column design and walls formed with cold rolled steel sections holding the...

A very modern design solution was applied to this building. Set in a cultural corner of Newcastle upon Tyne the walls were formed using cold rolled steel sections providing a framework to contain the insulating material, internal linings and external skin.

A superior interior was built into this nail bar. Whilst customers have their nails fashioned, they sit in what appears to all accounts to be an aircraft fuselage. Intriguing and definitely different we approved a radical design in very quick time – no pressure!

We cover the length of the country; and beyond! Situated at the islands airport, this production facility was expanded as demand for it’s fibre-glass products was growing. The building was a relatively simple structure and the location was no issue to Assure Building Control; providing a full...

Sited somewhere between the beauty of Lake Windermere and stunning Lake Ullswater a small log cabin holiday park has had a small reception building constructed. Bedrock needed to be broken up to create a flat space which took many weeks in itself. Inspections were made throughout by Assure...

We’ve been working airside at Heathrow for an export/import company who has invested in a new facility.  Goods are exported and imported in containers through this controlled gateway. A complex internal layout balances the need for an efficient throughput with tight security.

A BIG building needs a BIG roof (and building regulation approval). Our surveyor found himself inspecting a truly gargantuan roof. The edges of the roof touched the horizon and every panel had to be fixed firmly to every steel beam below. Then with PV panels mounted on top the project took on a...

High Street flavours are now moving into hospitals throughout the country. A clever design and build principle, the units fit seamlessly into the hub of a busy hospital and are open to the hospital within a few weeks. Assure Building Control waste no time on the approval and consultations to...

Industrial units come in all shapes and sizes. In this case several small units were constructed on a brown field site, with vehicle access to the front and rear of the site. The design and approval of the development incorporates specific fire resistant measures allowing the units to make...

When it comes to specialist design, this project really does require skill and experience. A multi stage air filtered laboratory in a hospital environment has to comply with stringent guidelines. Assure Building Control have the necessary in-house expertise and experience with healthcare...

When Spur Restaurants decided on expanding into the UK from their South African home, Assure Building Control fitted the bill when it came to compliance. A restaurant with open kitchen and fiery burger grill all set in a large shopping mall is bread and butter to Assure Building Control....

The Pearl is A 1960s landmark in the heart of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, this imposing building is one of five in the UK and is undergoing a transformation. The roof over an upper floor is to be opened up to provide light and ventilation...

Assure Building Control were appointed by Surgo construction to provide Approved Inspector services in respect of the construction of a new English block at St Thomas More Catholic School in Blaydon.

An intimate restaurant and bar with a central open staircase is a superb environment, designed by Ward Robinson for a Michelin starred chef in this city centre waterfront setting. The building is listed and previously a theatre bar. It has now been separated and the intricate design has cleverly...

Emmerdale has moved and you didn't spot the join. It’s moved to its new home in ITV Yorkshire’s TV complex including the building of each of the sets required to make one of the nation’s favourite soaps. Assure Building Control have been working behind the scenes along with Ian Belsham...

A brand new large dealership has now been completed on a large site.to hold 900 cars in stock. The sales floor is nearly 2000 square metres and this is supported by offices and a large vehicle service department. The site has a prominent location in the shadow of the now famous Angel of the...

The team at Assure Building Control have worked with Anthony Keith Architects for many years on projects of all types. The new PDSA surgery was a brownfield site development that brought a redundant site into use with up to the minute design. Anthony Keith Architects won another prestigious...

Located on Newcastle Quayside, Nepia House has been refurbished and extended providing a state of the art office building for a prestigious international company. The new building now incorporates an additional upper floor and central atrium, providing in excess of 4000 sqm of prime office space...