Hales Road, Cheltenham
Client: Property Owner
Main Contractor: Prime DCM
Architect: DMA Architects
A substantial semi-detached period property formerly used as a residential care home. In all, the floor area totals approximately 5,785 sq. ft. The accommodation started with 15 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 12 shower rooms and 10 reception rooms, and has been converted in to 12 apartments.
Low energy efficient lighting and appliances.
It was vital that the project did not disrupt the residents’ daily lives where possible as well as the children’s nursery whose facility is adjacent to the project. This is a key element in all projects and is achieved by phasing and detailed planning as well as ensuring delivery of materials were not scheduled during peak times.
Working as a team to meet the key areas of compliance, which included getting the fire strategy right first time.
Collaborative approach with the site manager, having a good meaningful pre-start meeting, set out the requirements and areas for inspection and keep good communications throughout.
Mix construction materials, steel/traditional & timber frame along with access issues to rear made for a tricky but exciting project.