At headoffice3 we specialise in converting unused buildings into desirable residential spaces under permitted development. Our unique approach means a complete design and build solution for your development, taking care from start to finish and delivering the GDV needed to make the scheme profitable. You'd be surprised to see what we can do with a disused office building!
Appointed by the client, Inspired Fabrick, headoffice3 was instructed as Principal Contractor. The contract encompassed the complete design and build, which will be handed over in just 67 weeks from sign-off.
A former chemical works offices in Cheadle, with 7 storeys including the basement, the design was developed to create 184 units; a mix of studio, one and two bedroomed apartments. The brief presented a number of challenges as a result of the original concrete frame of the building but with headoffice3’s expertise in office-to-residential developments, each was resolved through clever design and thinking by our in-house team of designers and architects.
The project includes the installation of a mineral wool rendering system (post Grenfell) which will transform the external façade and extensive works throughout including the design and creation of a residents’ lounge and residents’ roof terrace.
Innovative technology has been installed, sourced from a range of global suppliers including sophisticated Heat Interface Units from Siemens in Germany with integrated meters enabling remote metering as the project will be handed over to a block management company upon completion.
The contract entailed extensive M & E works, delivered by subcontractor CLG on a 10-month programme of works, including the installation of boiler rooms, water tanks, a complex central heating plant, electrical supplies from new sub-stations and back-up life-saving generators for fire-fighting, lifts and fire alarms. A complete CCTV system was also installed along with external lighting.
The project is progressing well with the 6th floor about to be completed and show apartments coming soon. Watch this space for completion images, coming soon.