Commercial Case Study
Raeburn House, South Woodham Ferrers
Originally combined office and leisure premises, this three-storey building was re-modelled and extended for the client to provide space for a ground floor convenience store and ten new flats.
The work required extensive alteration and refurbishment to the existing masonry structure which had concrete upper floors and a tiled pitched roof on timber trusses. Being a corner plot in the centre of South Woodham Ferrers the scheme offered a challenging and demanding development location.
The central core of the existing building featured a concrete staircase which had to be removed and infilled at each floor level and the tiled roof structure had to be stripped, removed and re-configured to allow for a penthouse flat to be constructed in the former roof space. All this was undertaken with a site that afforded only restricted access on one side of the building, leading to an under-croft parking area at the rear of the premises which ultimately was also required as a loading area by the proposed retailer on the ground floor.
The contract was secured in open-tender and following a period of negotiation the former snooker, pool and gaming premises were released to A.W. Hardy & Co Limited to undertake the contracted building works.
Alongside a long and involved alterations package of works, the premises were extended in a matching masonry cavity wall construction with pitched roofs, the same as the original building. The resultant development not only provided retail-space for the Co-Operative Supermarket and a roof-level penthouse flat, but also nine further up-market two-bedroom flats – an impressive addition to the client’s portfolio of buildings.
A.W. Hardy are pleased to have concluded this prominent project and added another significant contract to their list of successful building schemes.
Contract value: £1,500,000
Contract period: 16 months
Client: Timbergrain Limited
Design Team: Stone Me Architects and Crucis Designs
Commercial Case Studies
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