Following an options appraisal and feasibility study, which included condition surveys undertaken by AHR and their design team, they obtained planning and building regulation approval and led the design team to produce the construction information. The project was undertaken using BIM.
Our geomatic consultancy team also undertook a full building scan, providing WDH with accurate building plans and 3D models to support the refurbishment works”
The construction works were undertaken by WDH’s inhouse construction team, with AHR and the design team providing advice and attending regular site meetings.
Works included remodelling of individual flats to provide an open plan layout with wet rooms, an arrangement better suited to residents with mobility issues. There was also a full internal refurbishment of all areas, including renewal of all finishes, replacement of windows and doors, replacement of services and provision of a new misting system.
Functionality and form
Two additional flats were created by converting the redundant scheme manager’s flat into accommodation for residents. A new spa room, hairdresser’s salon and scooter store were also created to enrich and improve the day-to-day life of the residents.
External improvements also formed part of the project, improving the appearance of the building and accessibility of the external areas for residents. Individual patios were created for all ground floor flats, the communal patio was renewed and enlarged, render features were introduced to the elevations to uplift the dated appearance of the building and new signage was provided.