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
Type of Contract: JCT ICD 2016 with contractor’s design
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This post was written by Victoria Hayward