David Allen

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David Allen

David Allen
BEng CEng MIStructE

Phone Number: 0207 336 8986


David started work in the construction industry in 1987 as a draughtsman in a multidisciplinary practice in central London. After three years David moved to a consultancy in West Malling working on public sector schemes. After several years at this practice David then moved to a Civil and Structural engineering group in Maidstone working on bridge assessments, public health works and listed buildings. He joined L+C in 1997.

David obtained his degree in civil engineering on a part time day release basis, graduating in June 1996 going on with further postgraduate experience to become a Chartered Structural Engineer.

He now concentrates on the design and evaluation of new and existing building and related structures especially Basement projects, institutional, temporary works and listed buildings. David became an associate of the firm in December 1999, and a Member in 2003.

Areas of David’s expertise and where he has recently offered advice are:

  • Temporary works designs and checks for Contractors and Clients. Including detailing facade retention systems, demolition of multi‐storey buildings and temporary propping for substantial excavations.

  • Substantial residential developments in Chelsea, Hampstead, Fulham and Kensington, often including significant excavations for basement pools, accommodation and living space.

  • Alterations and refurbishments to many restaurants, retail premises and offices mostly in Central London.

  • Advice to Party Wall Surveyors.

  • The refurbishment of many Churches and Church halls, including listed buildings.

  • Structures affected by subsidence and settlement including sensitive advice on movement due to construction over burial grounds.

  • Advice on the reconstruction of buildings damaged or destroyed by explosion.

  • Advice on dangerous structures.

  • Advice on historic structures including the Royal Courts of Justice, Marble Arch, Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square and various properties in Regent Street and Portland Place.

  • Refurbishment of a Grade 1 listed swimming pool in Soho, Central London including the addition of new flats above the original listed structure.

  • Alterations and additions to substantial Hotels both in and out of Central London with project values up to £14 Million.

  • Alterations to Central London Department stores and other shopping centres.

  • Due Diligence studies for institutional Clients considering purchasing or acquiring a long lease on a property.

  • Conversions of offices and industrial spaces into residential apartments.