PVA Developments have over 6 exceptional years of experience in project management and development. In a series of articles, starting with this current edition, we look over PVA as a business and some of their recent, most challenging projects
PVA Developments have recently completed a large-scale, commercial to residential conversion project in the heart of Wimbledon Village. The business is headed up by Vitas Poshkus. He started his career as a labourer and gained a NVQ in carpentry and joinery. He also continued to work as a carpenter while gaining a degree in Architectural Technology from London South Bank University.
Shortly afterwards, Vitas set up PVA Developments, starting out with modest projects in South West London, such as loft conversions and rear garden extensions, building the business to a level where they now specialise in complete renovations and A-Z projects. PVA and Vitas have a superb reputation already; well established in South West London, primarily Wimbledon, Wandsworth, and Clapham, as well as completely commended and rather brilliant work in Barnes, Richmond, Putney, Fulham, Battersea, and Balham. Covering all of South West London with jobs ranging from £20/30,000 to £1 Million plus, PVA have the ability to take on any and all challenges.
The Project Manager on this specific Wimbledon Village project was Victor Silva, a capable and reliable individual, whose work speaks for itself. Victor has a background in carpentry and started with PVA in 2010. He has worked his way up to project manager successfully and was the lead manager on this project, dealing with many complicated and technical issues.
‘Once the project was tendered successfully things got started very quickly.’ Vitas tells us. ‘However, there were a lot of complications to deal with. As the original building was previously commercial offices and the project brief was to convert these into residential homes, there were particular problems converting the basement from a commercial outlay to a residential one, for example, cutting into the concrete foundation basement structure and amending it to suit residential purposes.’
Victor explains ‘Maintaining structural integrity of the existing building was also necessary while undertaking extensive amendments to the interior layout to maintain a quality result.’
However, despite these major challenges, difficulties were overcome successfully, and the specific issues faced by the PVA team have served as an unlikely benefit for future projects—giving them new methods with which to tackle similar challenges and adding to their experience in the developmental line of work.
Since this project PVA is now involved in several high spec projects in other areas, specifically Denmark Avenue in SW19. ‘We are keen to maintain our work in the local areas. We enjoy complex requirements and leftfield projects that allow us to develop as a company and test our skillset – we like to keep things interesting! Vitas says with a smile.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the future editions, which will feature other high spec projects from PVA Developments, including works in Kingston (Coombe), Battersea, Dulwich, and Wandsworth.