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    69 Goldsmith Avenue Housing

    The works at 69 Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth took place on behalf of Portsmouth City Council. The contract period began in December 2019, completing in June 2020. The works were to refurbish the property into a condition suitable for the housing of adults with supported living needs. The site was vacant for the entirety of the works, […]

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    Stubbington Study Centre – Timber Longhouse Education, Groundworks, Public and Community

    The works at Stubbington Study Centre, Hampshire took place on behalf of Hampshire County Council and The Stubbington Study Centre. Stubbington Study Centre is a children’s service facility situated on Hampshire’s South Coast. It hosts a  variety of habitats for wildlife, play areas and learning facilities. The project involved the construction of a new timber Viking /Anglo-Saxon […]

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    Leigh House Hospital – Seclusion & De-Escalation Healthcare

    Leigh House Hospital provides inpatient acute services, treatment and care for young people who have mental illness and need their treatment in an inpatient setting. The Works comprised of 2 No. bedrooms being turned into the De-Escalation Room and the Observation room and existing Seclusion room to be upgraded with en-suite facilities. The existing WC was turned into Sluice room and the existing […]

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    Bramdean Hub Refurbishment Groundworks, Healthcare

    DM Habens have recently completed the refurbishment of Bramdean Hub at Kingscroft Carehome, Staines on behalf of Surrey & Borders NHS Foundation Trust. The project commenced in November 2019 and recently completed in March 2020, totalling a 20 weeks programme. This project was classed as an essential key project by the Trust in light of […]

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    Winchester College – Gardeners Store Education, Groundworks

      The works at Winchester College, Hampshire comprised of the supply and construction of the Gardeners Store Building. The project commenced in November 2019, for a programme of 15 weeks completing in February 2020. The steel building including the frame, cladding , roof and walls, roller shutters, personnel door and rainwater goods were supplied and […]

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    Rochford Road Housing

    The site comprised ten, three storey blocks with traditional cavity wall construction, pitched concrete tiled roofs and concrete intermediate floors within Paulsgrove, Portsmouth.  The Site comprised of a fully occupied residential social housing with associated external shed structures, bin stores, pedestrian circulation areas and recreational areas. The Site remained full occupancy and interaction with residents and visitors […]

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    Prospect Lane – Ashe Road Housing

    The site comprised a four storey block of flats of traditional cavity wall construction, in Havant, Hampshire. The project commenced July 2019 and works were complete January 2020 on behalf of Portsmouth City Council. The block contains eight, three-bedroom maisonettes. The four ground floor properties are accessed externally from the rear courtyard and the upper […]

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    North Lodge at Kingston Cemetery Housing, Public and Community

    The Lodge is located within Kingston Cemetery, adjacent to the main entrance off New Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire. The restoration and refurbishment project commenced November 2017 and works on site completed March 2018 on behalf of Portsmouth City Council. The Lodge was constructed around 1880. It is traditional build with red brickwork, slate roof with decorative […]

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    St Vincent’s Road Groundworks, Housing

     St Vincent Road is a flat roofed bungalow which required structural underpinning to the west corner of the existing property and a horizontal extension to provide two additional bedrooms and one bathroom. The works commenced July 2018 and completed March 2019 on behalf of Gosport Borough Council working with Portsmouth City Council. The residents remained […]

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    St James Hospital – Infrastructure Works Groundworks, Healthcare

         Works at St James Hospital, Southsea, Portsmouth took place on behalf of Solent NHS Trust and Studio 4 Architects. The project ran between July 2018 until January 2019.  The works were carried out adjacent to existing occupied buildings in a fully functioning hospital campus with the roads, pedestrian pavements and car park facilities being in continuous […]

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    Andover Library – The Chantry Centre Public and Community

    The works to Andover Library, The Chantry Centre – Hampshire ran between October 2018 until January 2019 on behalf of Hampshire County Council. The works comprised of but were not restricted to the following: – Asbestos removal Door replacement Adaptation to existing heating to suit new room layouts Non loadbearing wall removals Removal of folding […]

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    Northern Parade – Extension & Landscaping Education

    Northern Parade Infant and Junior Schools are community schools for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. In addition, the site also provides a Sure Start Children’s Centre and a privately operated pre-school nursery in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The works comprised of the construction of three separate extensions to the existing Infant school building, […]

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    Craneswater Junior School Expansion Education

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:   Craneswater Junior School is a community primary school a primary education facility for children between the ages of 7 and 11 years based in Southsea, Portsmouth. The works within this contract comprises the demolition of an existing extension to the front of the lower junior school and construction of a new extension […]

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    Cliffdale Primary Academy Education

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Willows Centre Within Cliffdale Primary Academy, for Children is a special nursery school providing integrated education and care for children with special educational needs from 3 months to 5 years old. The works comprises the following works:- Internal alterations and refurbishment works to the existing school nursery area to form new  staff […]

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    Extensive design, programming, demolition and phased construction at Kenwood.


    Elmleigh Inpatient Unit – En-suite Shower Rooms & Bathroom Refurbishments Healthcare

    To refurbish 27 en-suite bathrooms within an occupied Acute Psychiatric Hospital. Access was made for 2 rooms at a time, whilst the rest of the ward areas remained occupied. Works included: -          Removal and replacement of IPS panels, shower heads and sanitary ware. -          Removal of existing shower tiled floors and replaced with new anti-slip […]

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    91 Shadwell Road Housing

    The works comprised of the refurbishment of an existing house into a multiple occupancy residence. This included the following elements: – Structural Steelwork Alteration to internal walls New windows and doors New WC & Kitchen External Works Decorations New Floor Coverings Mechanical Services Electrical Services

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    9 Northarbour Road Commercial

    The works comprised of but were not restricted to the following: • Refurbishment, alteration and conversion of areas to provide office and ‘depot’ facilities for various Portsmouth City Council Departments and Service Providers. • Mechanical and Electrical alterations included works to the existing network, small power, heating, ventilation, cooling, CCTV, security and fire alarm installations. […]

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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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    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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    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.

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    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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    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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    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.