Project: Conversion of four one bedroom and one two bedroom flats
Client: Mr R Bloomfield
Contract Value: £312,000
The Challenge: Helm Construction were given the task of transforming a former pub and converting it into five flats, four one-bedroom and one two-bedroom. This also includes a communal bike and bin store. The development is set over two storeys with a lower ground floor. The Raglan Arms pub closed in 2011 after a fire, and Helm were called in by property developer and previous client Russell Bloomfield to regenerate the derelict building.
The Solution: The entire building was gutted with some sections of the building being completely re-built while an extension was added out the back of the property allowing for more space. We had limited access to site due to narrow but busy main roads surrounding the entire property and only 9 meters of space was allocated to allow for waste and materials storage. There were a lot of unstable structures on site and the team had to be mindful of the fact that the old pub fell under the preservation of historic buildings. The space available to maneuver machines and diggers was limited and the machine operators had to work in awkward and confined spaces.
The Result: The project is currently due for completion in Winter 2016.