Structural repairs involved replacing the entire ground floor structure and tying the existing walls and floors together. Eliminating the woodworm involved exposing every piece of timber in the building (floors, walls, and ceilings) so that it could all be spray treated.
Another challenge in this project was convincing building control to approve the scheme without the need to install a passenger lift in respect of DDA regulations. We were successful in doing so, drawing on all our knowledge and experience of building regulations as it is normal for this requirement to be enforced when a change of use is involved.
As well as dealing with the complexities of the building’s structural condition and the necessary alterations, we were tasked by our client to create an orthodontics practice that was aesthetically unique while functional and efficient. No detail was left to chance each aspect being carefully considered in order to create clean, clutter-free, hygienic, and beautiful spaces.
The final accommodation consisted of 3 surgeries, a staff room, LDU, LAB, an X-ray room, a general office, a disabled toilet, and a staff toilet, all dispersed throughout both floors.