– Quinquennial Church Inspections
Chris Cook is the Church Architect for the Parish of Farlington and has also taken on a similar role for All Saints Church in Portsea, Portsmouth, following the retirement of the previous Architect.
Quinquennial Inspections are a legal requirement for Churches and Parishes to have their building stock inspected every five years by a suitably qualified professional and produce a report setting out the condition of the structure and fabric and highlight any remedial actions required to preserve the buildings in good working order.
Where historic and listed buildings are involved the Parishes have further legal duties to maintain these buildings in good condition on behalf of society.
The parish of Farlington has one Grade II Listed Church – St Andrews and All Saints church, Portsea, is a Grade II Listed Structure.
Chris Cook is a fully qualified Architect listed with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is a Chartered Architect with The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In addition Chris has formal qualifications in Building Conservation, suitable to be able to look after Grade II Listed Building and he is a Registrant on the RIBA’s Conservation Register.
Chris Cook says “It is a real privilege to be entrusted with the care of two Churches that are important and historic structures for the local community and enhance our rich cultural heritage.”