The project is nearing completion with the interior library space taking shape nicely, although still very much a construction site. Work is progressing well on the external finishes as shown in this composition of textured render, hardwood cladding and aluminium/ timber composite windows.
The installation of the GRC (glass reinforced cement) cladding panels is progressing. Feature columns, spandrel panels and balcony soffits and fascias.
Despite the poor weather this winter, the second floor precast concrete floor slabs are installed, with the masonry proceeding towards the third floor level. The third floor is part accommodation and part roof terrace.
The refurbishment and conversion of the sixties built office block continues apace. The steel structure for the three additional floors is complete, with the fourteenth and fifteenth floor slabs formed. The posts which form the support system for the roof level building maintenance unit (window cleaning and inspection cradle) are clearly evident in the photo.
Northvale Construction took possession of the site in June 2017 and construction is now well underway with the first floor precast planks now installed. The photo, taken in August, shows the open dig basement excavation.
The Show Flat in the 1960’s built, multi-storey office tower block on Parker Street in Covent Garden has opened for viewings.
The structure of Parker Tower is being extensively remodelled to accommodate the change from 1960’s office use to 21st Century residential use, including the addition of three extra floors. Moxley Architects are working with Legendre UK Ltd, the UK arm of Brittany based contractor Groupe Legendre, who were appointed by BNP Paribas as main contractor for the works.
Northvale Construction Ltd. has been chosen as the Design and Build contractor for the construction of 19 assisted living apartments for the charity Jewish Blind and Disabled. Work has recently started on the site which adjoins the existing assisted living facility, Cecil Rosen Court, in Bushey, Hertfordshire.
The new building is to be connected to the existing Cecil Rosen Court with a glazed link structure at ground level, so the construction team has the challenge of constructing the new building whilst ensuring that the health and safety of the residents of the adjoining facility is not compromised.
Moxley Architects designed the scheme for Jewish Blind and Disabled, and have now been novated to Northvale for the construction phase of the project. Completion is expected in the summer of 2018.
The demolition contract has been completed and now Legendre UK are on site. Major alterations to the 1960s rc frame have started, increasing the size of alternate columns around the facade so that the intermediate columns and beams can be removed.
The structural steel frame for the three storey roof extension is just about to go in to production.
Following the completion of the working drawing and specification packages the contract was tendered via Constructionline. The successful contractor, Lengard Ltd, started work on site on 12th July, 2016. The anticipated completion date for the project is 31st March 2017.
The ground floor plan of the building is reproduced above.
Demolition and structural works are underway at 18-22 Weighhouse Street, a property in The Grosvenor Estate’s Mayfair portfolio.
Temporary works are in place to facilitate the installation of the new structure, which is formed with steel box frames, and to permit the forming of three storey high openings through the existing party walls.
The basement slab has been replaced and drained cavity tanking to the basement is in progress.