McGill were appointed by Caledonia Housing Association to convert an office block to 18 flats at Water Vennel, Perth.

The project consisted of the conversion of a four storey, system-build 1970 office building into residential apartments.

The work commenced on October 2014 and was completed by April 2015.

Works included internal compartmentalisation of the floor plate and reconfiguration to flats/apartments and modification and refurbishment of two stair cores. Utility installation including water, gas and BT.

Fire protection of the existing building was installed and the building was brought up to current standards of thermal, fire and sound insulation.

The internal fit out included plastering, partitioning, joinery, plumbing, heating, electrical, power, fire and security installations along with final decoration and floor coverings.

Externally we replaced timber double glazed windows and new communal entrance doors. Furthermore we installed and insulated the roof covering membrane.

The project was finished with new boundary walls, hard and soft landscaping, new bin recess, bike racks and access ramps to DDA standards.

The location in the City Centre meant the team had restricted access and adjacent neighbours to consider during the process.

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Key Facts

Client: Caledonia Housing Association
Contract Value: £438k
Principal Contractor: McGill
Consulting Engineer: Keenan Consultancy
Project Duration: 28 weeks
Architect: George Haddens


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