Situated in the heart of Amesbury, the building started out life as Fire Station Workshop when it was a single storey building.
A second storey was added later in its life and subsequently it became a Pet shop. DDS (UK) Consulting Ltd were appointed in the June of 2018 to undertake the full commercial management of the residential conversion project.
The upper floor had been specially adapted to withstand the heavy loads imposed by storing the crates of pet food. These were hoisted into the building using the special over-head beam hoist fixed behind swing out doors, located on the first floor.
In 2018 the commercial to residential conversion works began to create four one-bedroom flats.
An extensive strip out of the remaining fixture and fittings was undertaken directly by the Client’s team, allowing the building to be left as a shell. Construction works included the replacement of all windows and doors, along with an adaption of the upper floor to house the repositioned staircase.
A full rewire; and new plumbing was installed throughout and new flats were complemented by modern finishes and fittings, including efficient modern lighting and heating.
Our professional team worked closely with the banks, monitoring the quantity surveyor and the builder to ensure a streamlined commercial process was achieved.
Included within our role was regular site visits and close monitoring of the construction team. These visits allowed us to control and accurately value the progress of the works to meet with our clients commercial funding criteria.
The project was split into multiple stages to allow for continued cost control and allowing the client to re-evaluate and cost engineer the project as it proceeded. This approached allowed the client to keep costs tightly managed.
Completed in early 2019 the project provides a good quality product and goes to provide added value into the local housing market.