The Quadrangle

Client: Verve Properties
Value: £8.4m
Date: July 2016

This project consisted of the conversion of a paper factory into 34 generous warehouse style 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, laid out over 3 floors and set around a landscaped courtyard.

Quinn commenced works in Spring 2015. Parts of the Quad building date from 1904 and had been substantially altered and extended since that date. A significant part of the structure, services and general finishes dated from a major refurb in the late 1990’s. As such detailed asbestos inspections had to be completed prior to starting on site.
Initially a vast strip out was required up to roof level creating a masonary shell, works then started with an extension to the North block of the building with the addition of another floor.

After completion of the structural works the internal fit out of the 34 residential apartments commenced, comprising of new service installations and high spec kitchens and bathrooms.

Logistically access to the building was challenging, the Quad building is located at the end of Atlanta Road in a corner position, with significantly restricted access. Access to the site could only be gained from Atlanta Road through the undercroft building’s arch. The buildings existing security gate structure remained in place throughout the duration of the work. All site deliveries had to be timed on a JIT basis to avoid congestion on the residential street. Our site welfare unit was initially installed off site until the fit out stage where we could make us of a ground floor apartment.

The factory has been sensitively restored creating a modern environment with industrial features. The gated archway opens up into a two sided courtyard, with plants and outside seating creating a secure outdoor space with a community feel for residents to enjoy.