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Riyadh House 208 Sussex Gardens London W2 Riyadh House is a group of 4 No. six storey Grade 2 Listed terraced houses currently used as luxury hotel/short term rented apartments. The terrace was built circa. 1850 in a classical stucco faced style with front balconies supported on columns and substantial cornices and mouldings. The buildings are generally in poor condition and in need of considerable external repair and internal upgrading. Following the collapse onto the highway of a section of cornice in April 1997, Westminster City Council imposed a Dangerous Structure Notice on the building. Subsequent investigations revealed the need for major repair and stabilisation work. The Chartered Practice were asked to co-ordinate a programme of repair to the front elevation and main roof. The clients had already engaged a number of professional advisers and two separate contractors who were also asked to prepare contractorÕs proposals. Listed Building consents had to be obtained for all the proposed works, and the methods proposed for stuctural repairs had to approved by both the CouncilÕs Building Control Department and English Heritage. At the time of writing, a fixed price contract has been agreed after protracted negotiations between the clients and one of the contractors, assisted by this practice, who are being retained as Contract Supervisors. The contract is to be let in the agreed sum of £255, 000, with an expected duration of 15 weeks.