Eversfield Care Home, Reigate
Major extension and refurbishment to a late Victorian building to accommodate additional residential rooms and facilities. The project was successfully procured on a Design and Build basis with close liaison with the main contractor and design team. Most materials used in modern construction were required in the structural design solution for the project.
The site in the centre of Soho, land locked on three sides (one side being an operational construction site) with limited access and storage facilities, was a logistically demanding project. The project involved the demolition of a double fronted Victorian property and re-build retail units to basement and ground floor with three flats above. The construction was a reinforced concrete frame from basement to first floor level with the upper three floors in a load bearing lightweight steelwork. The project was made more complicated due to a part basement dig out and lowering of the basement floor level and retention of the front façade to one half of the building. As space to the front of the site dictated that external temporary propping of the façade was not possible, the façade had to be supported internally and the new building constructed around the propping requiring very careful sequencing of construction.
This iconic gothic hotel set in large grounds on the banks of the River Thames, just outside Windsor, is well known for featuring in Hammer House of Horror films which were shot at the nearby Bray studios. The project was to construct new leisure facilities, including swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium, and the refurbishment of corporate facilities and function rooms. Existing outbuildings were also converted to provide additional accommodation. Following this a new boathouse was constructed in the grounds of the hotel.