Holy Trinity Convent, Bromley – Acquisition Survey

About the Project

We were appointed to undertake a pre-acquisition survey of a purpose built convent for the Roman Catholic Church parish of St. Joseph and St. Swithun, who wished to purchase the building to incorporate into their adjacent church estate. The building was purpose built and designed as a modern 10 bedroom convent by an Italian congregation of nuns and the building included a chapel, activity rooms and extensive landscaped external grounds. The parish were concerned about some cracking evident within the building and wanted to understand the cause of the damage and understand any other capital expenditure costs that might be required at the building.

Squarepoint undertook a thorough inspection of the building fabric and services, utilising our telescopic camera pole to ensure we could inspect all high level areas and undertake a detailed survey of the roof areas. We produced a report detailing the cause of the internal cracking visible and detailed all capital expenditure that might be required over the next 10 year period, with budget costs provided to assist the parish to understand their liability and allow them to plan appropriately. We also outlined general maintenance items and liabilities to help build an overall picture of the cost of maintaining and running the building.

Our report allowed our client to clearly understand their potential liability as freehold owner and assisted with the successful acquisition of the building.

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Really helpful team at Squarepoint, on hand to help with any queries and take you through the whole process clearly and at a pace guided by you. Our party wall surveyor, Adam, was great at communicating and efficient throughout  the whole process, could not ask for more.

I had been hunting for a simple job that required a surveyor’s expertise, but had been struggling to find trust throughout my enquiries, until I spoke to Adam.

The advice simply and honestly given by Adam on our first call was remarkable. His friendly but competent application and manner made it easy for me to hire him, and not only did he more than deliver on the required services, but his price was the most competitive I could find. Would highly recommend Eve and Adam at Squarepoint.”


I recently hired Adam to help with a party wall award required on both sides of my terraced house.

He was able to liaise with both parties to answer their initial questions/concerns, which led to them both appointing him as the agreed surveyor, which saved me time and money.

Adam prepared the final award comprehensively and quickly. I would thoroughly recommend him and his friendly Admin assistant Eve.

From the very first time I called Scott, he was very attentive to my requirements for a building survey. From the outset he noted down my areas of concern, updated me with progress prior to the survey and gave me a thorough debrief after the survey. The quality of his report was excellent, very easy to understand and, importantly, comprehensive.

I was extremely pleased with the excellent service provided by Scott Buchanan of Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors, and  I hope to contact yourselves in due course with a view to getting further advice.

Working with Adam Graham at Squarepoint was a very smooth and easy process. He was always clear and thorough in our communication and provided very detailed advice. I would highly recommend Squarepoint!”

The team at Squarepoint were very helpful, knowledgeable and understanding when dealing with my loft conversion and party wall agreement.”

We have used Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors at several of our Parishes and have found them to be very efficient in the production of reports on a variety of issues such as building condition surveys and PPM, defect investigations and Party Wall matters.”

Young, trustworthy, professionally competent and committed to delivering on time and on budget.”

Fast and friendly service with an extremely thorough survey. The Surveyor’s phone call to explain the findings of the report, before the official survey was sent, was invaluable.

I used Squarepoint for a party wall agreement. From my initial conversation with Eve through to Adam completing the party wall award, the process was smooth, professional and timely given the challenges of COVID lockdown. Thank you for your great service.