Overslade House, Northampton
Northampton - This technically challenging project involved the initial removal of a traditional pitched roof from a four story 1980’s Social Housing Accommodation Block and the subsequent installation of a new load-bearing storey plus the associated supporting Hot Rolled Steel grillage, new external lift shaft and associated landing areas.
The quality of “as-built” information on a refurbishment scheme can be a little patchy and this contract was no exception – relying on numerous site surveys in order to design and locate the various elements on the correct positions on the remaining structure. Working closely with the main contractor – Engie – we were able to achieve full design requirement on the programme and to the agreed costs. Despite the supporting structure being of dubious build quality and random location, we were able to utilise the latest design facilities to provide a rooftop living space exactly as the client had envisaged.
Product: Load Bearing - Rooftop Extension – Hot Rolled Grillage and fully assembled SFS walls & roof
Site: Overslade House, Northampton
Main Contractor: Engie
Sub Contractor: Tek Build
Client: Northampton Homes
Floors: One plus Hot Rolled Grillage and Roof
This uniquely shaped building designed by B&R Architects is on the site of the former Bellerby Theatre in Guildford. Main Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland were tasked with building a new Waitrose food store on the ground floor with 30 apartments and 18 affordable homes on the tapering floors above. Several of these enjoyed roof gardens which are sheltered by high parapet walls constructed from Frameclad SFS.
In the heart of contemporary Sutton, surrounded by immense culture and diversity, we are delighted to introduce striking new apartments providing the brightest and lightest homes available on a Shared Ownership Scheme. Windsor House is the newest development undertaken by Optivo, giving potential residents the opportunity to live in the desirable and sought after Borough of Sutton.