DETAILED REDEVELOPMENT INVESTIGATIONS WERE CARRIED OUT BY A CONSULTANT TEAM LED BY CHARTERED ENGINEERS.
A MASSIVE REBUILD/ REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME COMMENCED WHICH CONSISTED OF THE FOLLOWING:
The original cold roof construction was removed and replaced with a warm roof construction including new insulation and a Soprema roof covering, a fall arrest system and lighting protection.
The external walls and windows were replaced with new constructions including new insulation and firestopping. The existing timber-framed penthouses were remediated and clad with a new high performance insulation and render system. New windows, external doors and curtain walling were installed. The balconies were insulated and waterproofed with new coverings and the guarding rails replaced.
All internal finishes and joinery were replaced. The existing partitions were refurbished and strengthened. All plasterboard and joinery, including doors were renewed. Fully-fitted bathrooms and kitchens were installed including new fridge-freezers, washing machines, ovens, hobs and extractor fans.
All original footpaths, roads and car parking were removed and re-laid. A full hard and soft landscaping scheme using quality contemporary materials was designed by landscape architects.
All the original systems within the apartments and common areas were renewed. The mechanical and electrical installations within the apartments were completely renewed including new gas boilers, radiators, fans, wiring, pipework, control valves and gas isolation valves. New fire detections systems, emergency lighting, automatic smoke ventilation and firefighting equipment have been installed throughout.