The works involved the demotion, strip out and enabling works over 4 floors of the West Wing of Spelthorne Borough Council’s Knowle Green Council Offices in preparations for plans to convert the building to create 25 affordable residential units.
The 4 floors were striped back to their core and new walls built to prevent access with the from the rest of the Knowle Green Council Offices which remained fully operational during the works so every effort was made to minimize any disruption from noise, dust and vibration.
Additional works included alterations include an increase in the size of all but two of the existing dormer windows by extending down at their base and the addition of two roof vents on the western elevation. There were also alterations to two windows on the northern elevation, replacing windows with Automatic Opening Vents for fire purposes. The existing roof tiles were replaced with new clay pantiles to match the existing and new solar panels added to improve sustainability.
This was the first time that I have worked with Storm and throughout I have found their site management and control of all works on site to be excellent and ensuring that the project was delivered to meet the programme requirements, whilst working through Covid-19 restrictions and within the budget parameters. Communications was good throughout with the Storm staff working to ensure that any disruption for the council staff was minimized in the adjacent office space which was fully occupied. Storm were also accommodating of the client’s direct appointed contractors on site and were flexible in progressing any instructed variations or additional work requirements. I found Storm to be professional but approachable and would be happy to work with them again.