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    Portsmouth Academy for Girls School – New Annex Building Education

    A new lobby extension with access ramps and steps. Works included M&E packages including new lighting, ventilation and heating, asbestos removal and landscaping.

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    Goldsmith & Brambles School Education

    The works comprised of the linking of the Infants School with the Nursery and Children’s Centre and were carried out over 4 phases.

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    Craneswater Site 2016 Education

    Refurbishment works to busy Southsea School including extensive external works including removal of chimneys, stonework and brickwork repairs, re-pointing and timber window replacement. Internal works included M&E, construction of stud partitions, new suspended ceilings, doors and internal decorations.

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    Mayfield Junior School Education

    Internal alterations to existing classrooms and the construction of various pod extensions to form toilet blocks and all associated services.

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    Astrium Canteen Refurbishment & Extension Public and Community

    The works comprised of the following:-
    - Demolition to all parts of the structure as shown in the As Built Drawings in Section 4
    - Alterations and relevant connections to site services infrastructure
    - Excavation to form and casting of all new foundations including ground slabs incorporating the upgrade and making good of existing where required
    - New external walls and internal partitions including all dry lining and facing up
    - Construction and formation of all openings to suit new layout
    - Blocking up of all openings to suit the new layout
    - Supply and installation of all new doors and windows (internal and external)
    - Construct, fit out, connect and commission all new W.C. and welfare facilities
    - New mechanical and electrical installation to support new layout
    - Construct new flat roof including all new coverings and replacement of roof coverings

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    1-26 Ringwood House Housing

    The works comprised of but were not restricted to the following: -

    Internally the communal areas of the block were decorated, emergency lighting was installed and the property entrance doors were replaced with FD30′s. Asbestos Removal was carried out to the Drying Areas in the block. The loft hatches were upgraded and fire exit signs were installed.

    Externally decorations were carried out alongside the removal of moss from the roof, gutter replacement in areas, concrete repairs to the communal areas, spot pointing, ivy removal, asphalt renewal and expansion joints were carried out as well as lime scale removal from brickwork.

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    Newcomen Road Site Housing

    The works to Newcomen Road Site comprised of:

    - Scaffolding system sufficient / suitable for the full access to all of the external fabric of all buildings and roofs
    - External fabric repairs to concrete balconies and walkway structures
    - Renewal of asphalt finishes to communal walkways and private balconies
    - Structural concrete repairs and anti-corrosion treatments
    - Railing replacement to communal walkways
    - External decorations
    - Internal decorations to communal areas
    - Replacement doors to property entrances, shed doors and shed store areas and electrical cupboards
    - Fire upgrade works including the installation of emergency lighting and emergency exit signage in order to comply with relevant legislation

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    2 – 16 (Evens) Butchers Street Housing

    The works comprised of the following:-

    General repair and decoration to communal areas, including concrete repairs, brickwork repairs, asphalt renewal to the external communal walkway, installation of emergency lighting and railing replacement to the communal walkway. Access was also provided to allow for inspection of the roof and clearance of rainwater goods.

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    96 Shadwell Road Housing

    The works comprised of the following:-

    - Internal refurbishment to include new kitchen, sanitary ware, internal decorations including flooring, electrical works, installation of new heating system and removal of redundant system and installation of fire alarm

    - Internal reconfiguration of internal walls

    - External works included demolition of existing extension and construction of new, replacement flat roof and replacement external windows and doors.

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    The Courts Estate Housing

    The works comprised of the retrospective structural steel support frames to existing precast concrete stair sections in the communal stair and lift towers at Crown Street, King Albert Court, Lords Court, Lord Street and Wimpole Court all based within Portsmouth.

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    Grafton & Estella Housing

    The works comprised of the balcony repairs to two large, detached, seven storey blocks of residential flats (189 separate dwelling units within blocks E-J Estella Road and 119 separate dwelling units in Grafton Street blocks A-D).

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    The Orchards – New 136 Suite Healthcare

    The works comprised of the construction of a new Section 136 Suite as a single storey extension to The Orchards Unit, Locksway Road. The 136 Suite required all anti-ligature fittings.

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    St Edmund’s Catholic School Education

    The works comprise of the conversion of the current 6th Form Block, to form a new specialist facility for children with Hearing and Visual Impairments. There was also the construction of a small extension to form a new Reception area to serving the entire school.

    These works included all electrical and mechanical services necessary, window replacement, new carpets and redecoration. A cross out of glass was also included.

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    Portsmouth College – New Teaching Building Education

    The works comprised of the following:-

    The Works comprise the construction of a new single storey structure as a New Life Skills Building, including facilities for those with disabilities. The site is situated on a former tip, therefore, contaminated land was present and controlling foundations design and construction with special controls on all excavations, services trenches and disposal of excavated material was required.
    The foundations for the single storey building, is vibrated stone columns, supporting an in-situ concrete slab. The walls are of brick and block at lower level and metal sheeting above, the roof is also of metal sheeting.
    Ramps were provided to allow access for wheelchair users, as are accessible toilet facilities.

  • St Mary’s Hospital – Chronic Fatigue & Persistent Pain Clinic

    St Mary’s Hospital – Chronic Fatigue & Persistent Pain Clinic Healthcare

    The Works comprised of a partial refurbishment and fit out of the proposed existing accommodation of Block A, St Mary’s Hospital. It included minor demolition and alteration works, new internal walls, extensive additional finishes, fittings, sanitary ware and mechanical & electrical works. New external drainage was required, and some additional external works.

    The area of the building works were vacated during the project but not the whole building and we therefore took due cognisance of the potential impact of our works and the close proximity of staff, patients, and visitors whilst undertaking these works.

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    St Judes School – Phase 1 Education

    Refurbishment and alteration works commenced in August 2014 and completed in December 2014 and consisted of:

    - Refurbishment of the existing Foundation Stage Unit (Reception classes) and associated WC’s.

    - Associated external works, including 3 new canopies.

    - The removal of Asbestos from the Boiler Room.

    - Replacing the Oil Fired Boilers with new Gas Fired boilers, re-connection of the services to allow the heating to be turned on.

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    Cherry Lane Primary School, Children & Family Centre Education, Healthcare

    Contract: Fitting out, External Cedar Cladding & Stone Render, Design & Installation of Mechanical & Electrical Systems to a timber frame shell erected by a specialist contractor.
    Heating: Underfloor heating to all areas via a conventional condensing boiler. Conventional electrical system throughout.
    High insulation values were achieved to accommodate the addition of green energy sources at a later date.

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    Milldam Site, Portsmouth University Education

    The works comprised of the replacement of existing windows, minor external repairs and complete internal refurbishment of LB and LC Blocks. Phase 1 of the project also included the complete replacement and insulation of a heritage tiled roof covering on the LF Block.

    Milldam is a complex of existing buildings, formerly in naval use but now operated by the University for teaching purposes. All building of masonry construction with slate roofs and timber windows, rising to two or four storeys. LB and LC Blocks are both four storey.

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    St Georges Beneficial School Education

    The works comprised of the major refurbishment and alteration works to the existing School. The works were carried out in two phases.
    The first phase included demolition and alteration/new build to existing entrance, extension to the west hall, re-modelling of existing School and refurbishment of the existing lodge and associated external works.
    Works were also carried out in the staff room, class room 8, Deputy Head teacher area, curriculum store and general store. These areas are on the ground floor of the two storey block which has been re-modelled to form the above areas during phase 2.

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    Hayling Island Health Centre

    The works comprised of internal alterations and refurbishment of four existing rooms to create two compliant treatment rooms.

    The works included

    - Demolition of Internal walls.

    - Widening of doorways

    - Alteration of drainage and services

    - Installation of units, sanitary ware

    - Installation of IPS panels

    - Renewal of finishes

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    Sunnycroft Residential Care Home Healthcare

    The works comprised of the construction of a new extension to the existing Residential Care Home to provide 15 additional en-suite bedrooms, a new lounge and dining room, bathroom, lift, plant and store rooms.

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    Finchdean Houses Healthcare, Housing

    The works comprised of external repairs to stonework and brickwork to the buildings known as Finchdean House 1 and Finchdean House 2.
    The overall works also included: -

    Roof Repairs
    General Works

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    Admirals Wood Healthcare, Housing

    The works consisted of four new bungalows for people with Learning Disabilities on two former Hospital Sites. The works involved the erection of a two bed, a four bed and two seperate three bed specialist bungalows. The scheme also included hard and soft landscaping, car parking and boundary treatment. The works were phased

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    Gerard & Loring House and Conan Road Garages Housing

    The works comprised of the supply and installation of rain screen cladding of existing concrete communal walkway upstands at second floor level to Gerard House and Loring House, this also included concrete repairs, asbestos removal, electrical works to communal areas, works to the flat roof, replacement composite doors, curtain walling, handrails, fencing and decoration.

    Conan Road Garages works comprised of timber fascias, door frames and also works to the flat roof and decoration.

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    Cumberland House Public and Community

    The works for Cumberland House, which is grade 2 listed and dates from 1830-1840, consisted of re-slating the roof, replacement flat roof coverings, external repairs including overhauling existing vertical sliding sash windows and some minor external works comprising of new paving and external redecoration. Due to the age of the building, works had to be carried out to exact specifications to meet conservation requirements.

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    Marshfield House Housing, Public and Community

          Works at Marshfield House included the following: General external and communal repair and decoration including concrete repairs, re-asphalting on private balconies, re-roofing the stair towers and garage blocks and fencing removal and replacement. Additionally the areas  clad in tile hanging were replaced like for like or with either a rain screen cladding […]

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    Parklands Hospital Basingstoke Healthcare

    Works at Parklands were in two sections: – Externally, the replacement of windows PICU Ward on the ground floor and the Hawthorns 2 Ward on the first floor. – Internally, alterations to reconfigure existing spaces on the first floor in the central part of the building The internal work included – New studwork partitions, plasterboard […]

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    Fenby Ward – Kitchen Refurbishment Healthcare

    The works at Fenby Ward comprised of the alteration tot he building for the supply and fit of a new kitchen.

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    Milton Park Primary School – Primary Capital Programme Phase 2 Enabling Works Education

    The enabling works comprised of demolition of the circa 1960′s single storey toiler and lobby extension to the Northern elevation of the junior building, refurbishment and alterations of the adjacent ground floor area to provide replacement toilet facilities.  Refurbishment works to the first floor hall area to dismantle existing temporary classrooms and provide a new […]

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    Ravenswood House Healthcare

    The work comprised of the removal of existing single-storey bays into a courtyard and the construction of a enlarged internal area with new roof construction overhead. Internal partitions were altered to form additional bedrooms and a new seclusion/De-Escalation rooms.

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    University of Chichester BOC Toilets Education

    The works consisted of Refurbishment of Male and Female WC’s, relocation of kitchenette and formation of new DDA WC. Works include structural alterations, services adaptation and general refurbishment works.


    City of Portsmouth Boys School – Phase 2 Education

    The works related to the four storey science block. This is the 2nd phase of work to refurbish the exterior of the building. The works generally comprised of the removal of existing concrete panels, concrete cills and aluminium glazed windows to specified elevations.

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    Elmleigh Inpatient Unit Healthcare

    The project comprised of internal alterations to the first floor ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) unit within Elmleigh Hospital, and a two-storey extension to accommodate a new patient lift. Elmleigh accommodate mental health/psychiatric patients in a secure ICU environment.

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    Salon 141 Fareham College Education, Public and Community

    Works at Fareham College consisted of the removal of internal partitions and the replacement of new. We also provided the C Building at Fareham College with a new entrance, reception, restaurant facilities and salons.    

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    Portsmouth University – Richmond Building Education

    The works at Richmond Building consisted of the removal of internal partitions and the replacement of new partitions in different locations.   We provided new bespoke joinery which included, counters, reception desk, work benches and shelving to the reception/office area. Installation of sliding folding partitions between two seminar rooms, replacement of suspended ceiling and floor […]

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    Havelock Community and Children’s Centre Education, Public and Community

    The works comprised of the erection of an extension, part single storey and part two storey extension and refurbishment works of the existing Community Centre with the incorporation of a modern Children’s Centre Facility, including Landscaping and all services. Geo technical test were carried out 12 June 2009.

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    Yellow Kite Café Public and Community

    The works consisted of the refurbishment works which included the following:
    Excavation / Flooring / Joinery / Dry-lining / Decoration / Fitting of a commercial kitchen and server counter / Removal of wall Render / Electrical Installation / Plumbing Services.

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    Gosport War Memorial Hospital Healthcare

    The works comprised the refurbishment and reconfiguration of rooms to accommodate a new team base within Phoenix Day Ward, Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

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    Highbury Community Centre Education, Public and Community

    The works comprised of the construction of new single Community and Children’s Centre building. The ground floor accommodation comprises a community hall and associated stores, kitchen area, crèche area with dedicated crèche store and wc, toilet areas; offices/ reception area; one to one room, cleaners store, plant room and circulation areas.

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    Earl Mountbatten Hospice Healthcare

    Contract Value : £1,868,768.06 The principle elements consist of the renewal of ridge roof glazing, Extensive glazing works to windows and remodelling works to the main entrance, Reconfiguration and remodelling of partitioning and room layouts, Renovation and upgrading works to all wall, floor and ceiling finishing’s. External works adjacent to the refurbished Halberry Lodge comprised […]

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    Clyde House Housing

    The project comprised of alterations and refurbishment of a three bedroom property.