First stage completed in just 30 weeks with absolute minimal disruption
- Client: GCS Estate Management
- Programme: October 2018 – completed September 2020
- Contract Value: £7m
- Project Duration: Contract Period 90 weeks
Originally built in the 1960’s the three mirrored blocks at Wellington Close, Walton-On-Thames consist of a ten-storey high-rise with adjoining two-storey low-rise, the blocks. Their construction consists of a concrete frame with curtain wall and brick infills. The three towers are freehold owned and accommodate a total of 132 apartments providing affordable living within the local area of Walton-On-Thames.
The in-situ reinforced concrete structures are infilled with a combination of cavity masonry and non-thermally broken, single glazed curtain wall and windows with each Flat within the Towers having an open balcony. The scope of works is for the ‘design and build’ of complete new envelopes to all Tower and Spur blocks including new composite windows, aluminium cladding, new balcony finishes and over-roofing.
Construction works for each tower/spur block is programmed to take 30 weeks with works starting on Block A 01/10/18, works to Blocks B+C will follow completing all construction work by 90 weeks;
Greg Smyth, Director of GCS Estate Management said:
“d+b facades are experts in their field, professional in their approach and very busy making a complex process look simple”
Robyn, resident Wellington Close said:
“I’m most impressed with the entire d+b team and the work you have all achieved. Thank you.”