Client: Frontier Estates Limited
Construction Value: £8 Million
Contract Period: 70 weeks
Refurbishment, alteration and extension of an existing office building to provide 55,000 ft2 GIA of new Grade A office accommodation in the heart of Birmingham's CBD.
At ground floor the works on Colmore row comprised the stripping out of three existing retail units to provide a new shell for HBOS, HSBC and Marks & Spencer.
The office floor plates had two lightwells infilled with new reinforced concrete composite floors; four pipe fan coil air-conditioning using modular units all pre-piped and wired off site as modular construction, metal suspended ceilings, raised access floors and a high quality of interior joinery and finishes throughout.
Externally the limestone walls were cleaned with new double glazed windows installed into existing openings which all had to be measured individually.
A new sixth floor was added to provide an attractive mansard roof finished with lead to provide an additional 6,000 ft2 GIA of open plan office accommodation.
To complement the quality interior was a double height reception area fitted out to a high standard with a reception desk, glazed front door and arch and sweeping limestone steps and ramp leading to the entrance.