Roehampton Parish Hall
CLIENT: The Mayor and Burgess of Wandsworth Council
DATE: February 2019
The project comprised of the re-modelling and refurbishment of the main Roehampton Parish Hall. The modernisation works included; the installation of a new ceiling, flooring, wall refurbishment and redecoration, a new lighting layout, and installation of a new electrical and data supply.
For this project we were responsible for the Cat A fit out of the offices and worked closely with the client team to provide suitable furniture in keeping with the open plan office space.
The office space was refurbished with new surface finishes, lighting layout and electrical and data installations including CCTV, panic buttons, fire alarms, intruder alarms and access control. A new Mechanical Ventilation unit was installed and glazed partitions in the reception and meeting rooms
The mezzanine and first floor office has been refurbished to accommodate new office desks and users.
The basement offices have been damp-proofed and redecorated with the installation of a new tea station, WCs, mechanical ventilation and office furniture.
External work to the hall has included the extension of the boundary wall to the south side with the installation of a vehicle barrier and pedestrian access gate. Re-surfacing of the tarmac and instalment of cycle parking, and external furniture including benches and bins.
Challenges for this project
A very tight design and procurement period - we worked closely with the client team, providing early samples and engaging directly with 3rd party suppliers and installers as soon as we were
awarded the contract. Early engagement with users of the building helped us to determine their specific requirements and enabled a clear
specification of the works to be drawn up.
On this project we suggested a number of value engineering ideas to the client team that were implemented, this included:
- Simplification of the external railing system, reduction in cost from £450/m to £150/m.
- Installation of a Ecophon baffle ceiling system which was more cost effective and visually appealing than the original ceiling spec.
- Review of the fire strategy in the meeting room area, enabled the value engineering of the partitions, glazed screens and reception desk.
The end result is a building that has been transformed from a parish hall into a light, open plan and modern office space. That is both visually appealing and fit for purpose for Wandsworth Council.