Castle Street Commercial to Residential Conversion

Project Overview

R. Benson was appointed to deliver the conversion of former offices into 1 Two bedroom, 1 One bedroom and 1 Studio apartment.

The works consisted of:

  • Soft Strip out to include wall and floor finishes back to sub-bases
  • Structural alterations to include removal of walls, creating new door openings (internally) and creating new window opening to external walls and all associated steel beams
  • Relocation of electrical meter and installation of additional meters
  • Installation of new underground drainage
  • Relocation of incoming water main and installation additional water mains
  • Complete strip out back to all sub-bases including all services back to entry and complete fit out to include structural alterations
  • Thermal upgrade of external walls to comply with building regulations part L
  • Full re-wire of each property to include communal areas
  • New gas boiler and full heating to upstairs flat
  • New electric boiler and heating to bottom flat and bedsit
  • New Kitchens and Bathrooms
  • Front entrance doors and UPVC windows
  • Soundproofing and Fire Proofing
  • Plastering, decorations, floor coverings and wall tiling

Achieving Milestones

R. Benson undertook the role of Principal Designer on this project and managed every aspect of the works including; complete design of the scheme, creating the full scope of works in-line with the agreed planning conditions, production of Building reg drawings and submission, SAP’s, Mechanical and Electrical design. Construction work was completed to budget with an agreed three-month period.

Added Value

Access to the new top flat of this property was down a shared alleyway which was being used by three other commercial buildings. Throughout the build this area was kept clean and clear minimising disturbance to the neighbouring businesses.