Henderson House

May 28, 2019 9:21 am Published by

Cosmur were appointed to carry out conversion and roof extension works to Henderson House on St. Dunstans Road, in South Norwood. Originally built as a tile warehouse, the three storey building was in need of modernisation of its existing storage and distribution depot areas, mulltiple structures and gated vehicle / pededestrian access and entrance. In 2008 the upper floors had been converted to six residential flats with their own pedestrian access and entrance, front forecourt and a high white rendered boundary wall.

What was an underused site has now been considerably enhanced to a contemporary simplified aesthetic in keeping with the local character. Cosmur have created a new roof extension, four new flats, a community hub, refurbishment of existing flats and external alterations to the building, grounds, front boundary and landscaping works.

Scope of Works:

    • Soft strip, internal structural demolitions and temporary scaffold works.
    • Conversion of ground floor tile warehouse to two flats and a community hub.
    • Refurbishment of six existing flats.
    • External alterations to the existing building, grounds and front boundary.
    • New build roof extension to form two new apartments from Metsec light weight steel structure with zinc roofing cladding and insulated render.
    • Each new flat has its own private amenity space accessed directly from the flat.
    • The flats also have access to a communal amenity space accessed by a pathway to the front of the building.
    • Structural alterations of lift shaft for installation and commissioning.
    • Landscaping works, demolition and rebuild of boundary wall, installation of new railings, tarmac, grassed areas and line painting.

Client:                        Private Clent

Consultant:              Howard, Fairbairn and MHK Architects, Wardell Armstrong

ServicesValue:         £1.2m

Type of Contract:    JCT ICD 2016 with contractor’s design

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