Project: Conversion and Change of Use from Offices to Residential
Contract Sum / Type: £66,558.05 excl. VAT / JCT Minor Works
Services Consultants: Acoustic Associates and Therm Energy Ltd
Contractor: Chrysalis Construction Ltd
The building is Grade II listed, dating back to the C18th, originally used as a whitesmith, or tinsmith and the trimmed hole for the central chimney can still be seen. In the 19th Century it was used as a florist with commercial green houses in the back garden.
By the 1980's it had been converted into a restaurant, which eventually closed in 1999 and then granted change of use to office space.
The refurbishment involved change of use into residential, and minor works to the interior eg. new galley kitchen and study area to the half landing, new shower / toilet accommodation, utility room with new boiler, as well as a master bedroom with back bedroom.
The work involved upgrading the party wall to the neighbouring flat, in terms of sound attenuation and thermal properties. Careful thought was given to the finishes, and the existing floor boards on the first floor were rubbed down and lacquered.
Renovation work was also carried out to the existing fabric, including new doors, windows, and reburbishment of the staircase, which contribute significantly to the fine architectural qualities of the building.
This quality was further enhanced by uplighting to the roof structure and pendant lighting over the main stair well.
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