Case studies

Refurbishment of the Church and the Creation of a new Prayer Chapel

Badminton Road Methodist Church

Project
Refurbishment of the Church and the Creation of a new Prayer Chapel
Timescale
34 Weeks
Value
£750,000
Location
Downend, Bristol

Read More

Client Requirements

To transform the interior of the tired 1950s building, to provide an open and welcoming, vibrant community hub, with better, up-to-date facilities. The construction of a permanent worship area within the building as well as the creation of play areas and a more regular café and meeting space.

Scope of Work

The internal alterations and refurbishment work to the main sacred space was carried out in two phases. Works included resealing the existing parquet flooring, new vaulted ceilings to the hospitality area, decorations and the installation of a full height folding door screen to divide the areas. The construction of new 29m2 Prayer Chapel extension away from the sacred space to provide a light and vibrant space for meetings and worship. New external windows and doors were installed and the existing building was also clad in an Alumasc insulated coloured render system. New skylights and Velux windows were installed along with new fascias and rainwater goods.  

How We Helped

Although the project was carried out to a tight timescale, the church remained operational throughout the refurbishment works with detailed coordination maintaining access for church users as well as minimising potential disruption. The building is situated in a residential area so great care was taken to avoid disturbing the local residents wherever possible, including effective management of site traffic and deliveries throughout the project.

The Results

The building has a modern, brighter, welcoming feel, with renovated common areas and a lovely entrance area and café as well as a new car park & new external footpaths providing safe access to the building. The Church are now able to build on their current activities for young families, the elderly and isolated and others who need a place to meet. The project was completed on time & within budget which also included the Client's variation requirements throughout the contract.

  • Badminton Road Methodist Church
  • Badminton Road Methodist Church
  • Badminton Road Methodist Church
  • Badminton Road Methodist Church
  • Badminton Road Methodist Church
  • Badminton Road Methodist Church
Student Halls Refurbishment & Window Replacement

University of Bristol, South Wing Residencies

Project
Student Halls Refurbishment & Window Replacement
Timescale
12 Weeks
Value
£435,000
Location
Clifton, Bristol

Read More

Client Requirements

To refresh the South Wing Residencies, Clifton Hill House, a four storey 1960s student accommodation block in the heart of residential Clifton. 

Scope of Work

Project management of the external refurbishment of the entire building, including full window replacement, and new external cladding installation. Building repairs including new soffit/fascia, rainwater goods and flat roof replacement works to the link bridge. Roof and chimney repairs were also carried out to the South Wing building. The installation of a lightning protection system to the building and the overhaul and decoration of the existing garages as well as provision for mechanical extraction to the bathroom/shower areas. 

How We Helped

The adjacent areas of Clifton Hill House and the surrounding grounds were in use throughout the duration of the contract period with safe access/egress provided to surrounding areas and buildings. The building is situated in a residential area so great care was taken to avoid disturbing the local residents wherever possible, including effective management of site traffic and deliveries throughout the project period.

The Results

The building now has a brighter, more modern feel, with the new window installation giving a brighter outlook to the bedroom and common areas. The project was completed within the University’s busy summer period and handed over on time & budget.

  • University of Bristol, South Wing Residencies
  • University of Bristol, South Wing Residencies
  • University of Bristol, South Wing Residencies
  • University of Bristol, South Wing Residencies
  • University of Bristol, South Wing Residencies
  • University of Bristol, South Wing Residencies
Lecture Theatres and Teaching Spaces Refurbishment Project

University of Bristol Lecture Theatres

Project
Lecture Theatres and Teaching Spaces Refurbishment Project
Timescale
11 Weeks
Value
£230,000
Location
31/37 St Michaels Hill & Physics Building

Read More

Client Requirements

To fully refurbish the main lecture theatre & 11 teaching rooms along with all associated corridors and staircases within the building. To install new window blinds and teaching boards to the Mott, Tyndall & Frank lecture theatres within the Physics building, along with decorations to specified areas. To create bright, modern, suitable lecture theatres and surrounding working areas for students, lecturers and all other building users within an 11-week period. 

Scope of Work

Project management, full strip-out of the existing lecture theatres, the removal of existing & installation of new suspended ceilings, new electrical installations, data cabling and fire alarm works. New soft and hard finish flooring was fitted throughout, along with blinds to all rooms and new seating in the lecture theatre in St Michaels Hill. All rooms were fully decorated.

How We Helped

The project was carried out to a very tight timescale during the summer holidays, with the Physics building remaining operational to University staff throughout. It was key that we worked closely with the client’s team to ensure that the works had no disruptive effect on the users of the building. Both sites had their own issues when it came to the disposal of waste and the delivery of materials. This was overcome with a well-planned and programmed system of communication between our team and the client’s staff based within the university FM teams.

The Results

A brighter & fresher feel to the building where both staff and students now have access to new state of the art learning facilities and the lecture theatre now has seating for approximately 300 people. The three lecture theatres within the physics building have all had new learning boards installed, providing a significant improvement to the teaching process. The whole project was handed back on time & within budget ready for the start of the academic year.

  • University of Bristol Lecture Theatres
  • University of Bristol Lecture Theatres
  • University of Bristol Lecture Theatres
Box Office Refurbishment

Watershed Box Office

Project
Box Office Refurbishment
Timescale
8 Weeks
Location
Waterfront, Bristol

Read More

Client Requirements

To refresh the entrance and box office area to the Watershed, a cultural cinema and digital creativity centre located on the Harbourside in Bristol City Centre. To creating a light, airy and welcoming space for all the building users, improving the arrival area and ability for staff to interact with customers. To create a dedicated display storage area.

Scope of Work

The works included the removal of the existing reception area and box office with the construction of a new box office area and purpose made reception counter including display units and an under-stairs storage area. Project management, full strip-out works including M&E. New M&E installations and general refurbishment works. The installation of a purpose made reception counter with bespoke bronze fittings, new underfloor heating system to the rear box area and new bespoke light fittings to the reception area. 

How We Helped

Full access was maintained to the main entrance throughout the project. Potential disruption to staff and members of the public was kept to a minimum.

The Results

The reception area now has a brighter, fresher more modern feel, with a smart and inviting entrance and box office area that meets the needs of the client and building users. The project was completed on programme & handed over on time & within budget.

  • Watershed Box Office
  • Watershed Box Office
  • Watershed Box Office
  • Watershed Box Office
  • Watershed Box Office
  • Watershed Box Office
Remodelling and Refurbishment of a Flat within a Listed Georgian property

Curo Housing, F2 The Paragon

Project
Remodelling and Refurbishment of a Flat within a Listed Georgian property
Timescale
6 Weeks
Location
Central Bath

Read More

Client Requirements

As part of the Georgian Property Framework that we have been part of for a number of years, we were appointed to undertake extensive refurbishment works to this grade one listed building on the Paragon in the Walcot area of Bath City Centre.  

Scope of Work

The project was undertaken and completed to a ground floor flat over a six week period. The work consisted of a total strip out of existing fixture’s and fittings. Our team then installed a complete new kitchen and bathroom, we installed new electric storage heaters as well as undertaking electrical upgrade works. The flat was then completely redecorated and new soft flooring installed. All the works were undertaken as to preserve the interior and exterior period features of the property.

How We Helped

The rest of the building remained occupied, with a further four other flats within this terraced property. We worked closely with Curo to ensure that we completed the project with minimum impact to the surrounding buildings and the residents in the four adjacent flats, keeping them informed on our progress at all times.

The Results

The flat now has a lovely bright and welcoming feel to it, with a beautiful integrated kitchen and large bathroom. Curo are now able to rent it out immediately and add it back into their working portfolio of properties available in the Bath area, 

  • Curo Housing, F2 The Paragon
  • Curo Housing, F2 The Paragon
  • Curo Housing, F2 The Paragon
  • Curo Housing, F2 The Paragon
  • Curo Housing, F2 The Paragon
  • Curo Housing, F2 The Paragon
Remodelling part of an existing building to create a Nursery & Pre-School

UCAS Nursery & Pre-School

Project
Remodelling part of an existing building to create a Nursery & Pre-School
Timescale
14 Weeks
Value
£336,000
Location
Cheltenham

Read More

​What the Client Wanted

To remodel an area within the existing UCAS headquarters on New Barn Lane to create an on-site Nursery. To develop the existing external area to form a new safe play area for the nursery including a racing track and several gated play zones with a separate foot path entrance from the car park.  

Scope of Work

Project management, full strip-out and refurbishment including partition removal, ceiling removal and new room development by way of installing partitions, new ceilings, new M&E installations, washing & changing facilities and fixtures & fittings and floor coverings throughout. General decorations throughout as well as fitting several segregated external play areas with canopies. 

How We Helped

The building remained operational, with the works being carried out in close proximity to building users. We worked hard to minimise disruption and even incorporated periods of complete silence into the build whilst exam papers were being marked throughout the summer holidays.

We achieved this with proactive liaison and by working closely with the on-site staff to ensure we were as sensitive as we could be which resulted in the project being delivered on time and to budget.

The Results

The building now has a stunning, self-contained nursery primarily benefiting staff and members of the local community. The project also has a fabulous outdoor area with an all-weather surfacing and play lawn surfacing race track.

  • UCAS Nursery & Pre-School
  • UCAS Nursery & Pre-School
  • UCAS Nursery & Pre-School
  • UCAS Nursery & Pre-School
  • UCAS Nursery & Pre-School
  • UCAS Nursery & Pre-School
Refurbishment and Fit-Out

University of Bristol, Churchill Hall

Project
Refurbishment and Fit-Out
Timescale
12 Weeks
Value
£760,000
Location
Bristol Downs

Read More

​What the Client Wanted

To refresh the centre block of Churchill Hall which contains all of the communal areas and facilities for the surrounding accommodation blocks. They also wanted to create a light, airy and welcoming space for all the residents and to refurbish the stunning woodwork throughout the building. 

Scope of Work

Project management, full strip-out and refurbishment including internal decorations, full M&E, alterations to the Porters Lodge, WC refurbishment and specialist parquet flooring treatment throughout.

Works to the external façade of the building included window replacement, fascia decorations and guttering replacements, decorations and flat roof replacements. Ceiling replacement throughout, including the high vaulted ceiling to the beautiful main dining hall.

How We Helped

Although the project was carried out in a very tight timescale during the summer holiday period, the building remained operational, with detailed coordination maintaining access for building users as well as minimising potential disruption.

The building is situated in a residential area so great care was taken to avoid disturbing the local residents wherever possible, including effective management of site traffic and deliveries throughout the project.

The Results

The building now has a brighter, fresher feel, with renovated common areas and a smart and tidy external façade. The main hall in particular looks magnificent following the wood treatment, new ceilings and renewed decorations throughout.

The project was completed within a tight programme & handed over on time & within budget

  • University of Bristol, Churchill Hall
  • University of Bristol, Churchill Hall
  • University of Bristol, Churchill Hall
  • University of Bristol, Churchill Hall
  • University of Bristol, Churchill Hall
  • University of Bristol, Churchill Hall
Refurbishment and Fit-Out

Coleford Police Station

Project
Refurbishment and Fit-Out
Timescale
12 Weeks
Location
Coleford, Forest of Dean

Read More

​What the Client Wanted

This is now the only police station in the Forest of Dean following the closure of several others in the area. As it represents a large area, maximising the use of space is key and this project was designed with that in mind.The client wanted to convert the old existing magistrates court into flexible, useable spaces which included a multi-space office, locker facilities, several interview rooms and a new reception area. 

Scope of Work

Full project management, strip out of all the old magistrate courts fixtures and fittings, including asbestos removal works. Full internal and external redecoration, new reception, toilets, shower rooms, offices, interview rooms, locker rooms, flooring and lighting.

How We Helped

The police station remained occupied throughout the duration of the project so we worked hard to ensure minimal disruption to the building users. Additional decorating works added on late as a variation were delivered on time and within an extremely tight budget. 

The Results

The building now has lots of functional space and designated areas. The entrance is welcoming to the local community and the occupants are thrilled with their new facilities. 

  • Coleford Police Station
  • Coleford Police Station
  • Coleford Police Station
  • Coleford Police Station
  • Coleford Police Station
  • Coleford Police Station
Office Refurbishment and Fit-Out

Santander Offices, Eldergate

Project
Office Refurbishment and Fit-Out
Timescale
10 Weeks
Value
£1,300,000
Location
Milton Keynes

Read More

​What the Client Wanted

Leading financial services provider Santander has an existing portfolio of premium office space in Milton Keynes. However their need for even more office space led them to take out a lease on approx. 6000m2 of floor space over several floors of an office block above Central Milton Keynes railway station. The requirement was to refurbish these offices completely within a strict 10-week programme, whilst working around the neighbouring tenants and accommodating the initial tranche of Santander staff.   

Scope of Work

Project management, full strip-out and refurbishment to a high specification including new ceilings, walls and partitions, flooring and restrooms, as well as the installation of kitchenettes, work pods, sound-proof meeting rooms, break out areas and a renovated reception with an access control entry system 

How We Helped

The project was split over 3 non-consecutive floors of a 5-floor building which was occupied throughout the duration of the works. The existing Santander staff continued to work from the building and we scheduled the works in a manner that allowed us to complete the works in phases, moving the employees as little as possible and minimising disruption to them wherever we could. We also took into consideration the other building users, keeping them informed of the works and working out of hours at times to ensure we did not impact on their business in any way. 

The day before the furniture was being delivered, the building lift stopped working so at the last minute, we sourced additional labour, enabling the deliveries to run smoothly and all the furniture to be assembled and set up in place on time and within the programme. 

The Results

The project has been a great success and has created a lovely open plan, modern office for 520 Santander employees. The client were thrilled with the management of the project, allowing work to continue with minimal disruption and yet still providing them with entirely new facilities. The fit out was carried out to the Bank’s high specification and despite the very tight timeframe, was delivered on time and to budget.

  • Santander Offices, Eldergate
  • Santander Offices, Eldergate
  • Santander Offices, Eldergate
  • Santander Offices, Eldergate
  • Santander Offices, Eldergate
  • Santander Offices, Eldergate
Remodelling and Refurbishment of Colston Tower, External Works & the Creation of a Cycle Hub

Colston Tower Reception Remodelling

Project
Remodelling and Refurbishment of Colston Tower, External Works & the Creation of a Cycle Hub
Timescale
22 Weeks
Value
£750,000
Location
Bristol City Centre

Read More

​What the Client Wanted

Colston Tower is an iconic 15-storey Bristol landmark, situated directly in the centre of the city on Colston Avenue. Having recently bought the building, the client wanted to remodel and refresh the reception, creating a light, airy and welcoming space for all of the occupants of its many offices. They also wanted to enhance the external areas and form a new entrance canopy with the creation of an internal cycle hub to the existing car park area including changing room facilities a drying room, shower rooms and WC’s and parking for 78 bikes.

Scope of Work

Project management, full strip-out and refurbishment to a high specification including reception remodelling, renovation of adjoining common meeting spaces, the formation of a new entrance canopy and the installation of a new concrete staircase and balustrade to link the front reception area to the rest of the building. The project also included works to the external façade of the retail and commercial premises contained over podium level, ground floor level, basement level and lower basement level accommodation, forming balustrades, reducing them in height to the level of the existing landings and providing new structural glass. The final part of this project was the creation of a cycle hub within part of the covered car park which included new changing, shower and clothes drying facilities.  

How We Helped

Colston Tower remained operational throughout the duration of the project, with detailed coordination and planning, maintaining access to all areas for building users as well as minimising potential disruption. The split level site posed some challenges with regard to keeping the building operational and meant that coordination of the finishes was key. Achieving this was with proactive liaison and a collaborative and considerate approach, which resulted in the project being delivered on time and to budget.

The Results

Colston Tower now has a stunning, welcoming atrium area, befitting a building of its iconic status as well as a smart and tidy external façade, It is also able to keep up with the environmental requirements of its tenants by providing them with a state of the art cycle hub and associated facilities. 

  • Colston Tower Reception Remodelling
  • Colston Tower Reception Remodelling
  • Colston Tower Reception Remodelling
  • Colston Tower Reception Remodelling
  • Colston Tower Reception Remodelling
  • Colston Tower Reception Remodelling