Leon is a senior chartered building surveyor with over twenty years’ experience in the property and construction industry. UK trained, he had extensive experience in providing sound technical advice in the areas of government, health, education, housing and commercial property sectors. Before arriving in NZ, Leon worked with a large multi-disciplinary surveying practice in central London, working his way up to associate level and developing extensive experience with a broad range of property related services.
Throughout his career, Leon has been involved in providing technical advice for commercial property clients (technical due diligence, schedules of reinstatement etc), providing strategic property advice to building owners and managers, and acting as contract administrator on a range of exciting projects. Since arriving in NZ Leon has been involved with providing advice to a wide range of clients from home owners to NZX listed company property owners. This includes providing detailed investigation reports for use by insurance companies and lawyers, to advising on procurement strategy and managing more complex construction projects.
More recently Leon acted as engineer to the contract for the largest and most complex apartment remediation project in Wellington to date. Leon’s particular interest is in the area of building sustainability, having been a sustainable homes assessor and involved in the first passive house multi unit development in the UK. Leon is also working towards gaining accreditation as a Greenstar Accredited professional and NABERSNZ assessor.
- Stadium Gardens, Wellington — remediation of multi-unit apartment building comprising 85 apartments. Largest leaky apartment building remediation project in Wellington.
- Ministry of Education, building improvement programme (lower north island) — Providing detailed investigation and reporting on condition of governments school buildings and in particular leaky building issues. Providing repair advice, design proposals and project management of affected buildings.