Bell Lane Residential Refurbishment

Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 1:30pm
Project Type: 
Residential Refurbishment
Client Name: 
Wates
Project Date: 
March 2018

Services - Architectural Design and Principal Designer

Acivico have been appointed by the contractor Wates to provide services for RIBA stages two to five concept design through to completion on site. Bell Lane housing refurbishment scheme will transform the existing eighteen dwellings above retail units in the Tile Cross area of Birmingham. The improvements will see the revitalisation and refreshment of the external appearance of the block, improvements to both the thermal and acoustic performance of the building, whilst aesthetically blending with the adjacent properties.

Scope of Works

Services include the preparation of concept design, inclusive of outline proposal and design development to obtain full planning approval. Further services include working closely with the contractor throughout the design to support the preparation of tender documentation and advice regarding on site operations. In addition to this Acivico also were appointed as Principal Designers for the scheme and provided CDM services.

Scope of Works

Following structural investigation, it was discovered extensive repairs were required.

Works to include:

  • Structural repairs to roofs and brickwork
  • Installation of new high performance insulated roof covering
  • External wall insulation, with render and brick slip finishes
  • New acoustic double glazed windows
  • New Secure by Design entrance doors to individual dwellings
  • New Positive Input Ventilation system to individual dwellings
  • New balustrades to balconies
  • New handrails and balustrading to access stairs
  • Refurbishment and redecoration of communal areas
  • New security lighting to communal areas

All works are being carried out whilst the flats are fully occupied.