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Keegans were appointed to provide Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services alongside our sister company ECD Architects whom are the lead designers on the refurbishment works for Wilmcote House.

 

Wilmcote House was constructed in 1968 and is an 11 storey large panel 'Bison' REEMA variant. A number of major elements of the building were coming to the end of their serviceable life with the result that the building now required major refurbishment.

 

 

It was decided to retrofit and refurbish Wilmcote House to extend its life for a minimum of a further 30 years providing a sustainable approach for the estate's regeneration, significantly reduce heat loss/energy use and fuel poverty for residents as well as contributing to the Somerstown area-wide regeneration.

 

This project started as a simple overcladding project with a £3m budget. We advised the client from inception that the budget was not enough for an overcladding project of this size. Following extensive consultation we then worked closely with the client to redefine the brief by advising that whilst overcladding, would also be worth carrying out the list of works below. We then provided them with information of potential funding available if they were able to go that one step further and make it an EnerPHit project.

 

Works included:

 

  • Structural remediation of external structure
  • Installation of insulation to external walls
  • Replacement of glazing
  • Flat roof conversion with upgrading existing levels of roof insulation
  • Provision of a new heating system
  • Decoration of external concrete areas not to be overclad or rendered
  • Installation of fire rated composite entrance doors to properties

 

Attracting ECO funding, the project has been designed to meet the stringent EnerPHit standard, the retrofit equivalent to Passivhaus. Achievement of this standard will reduce annual heating and hot water costs by 90%, saving around £750 per dwelling per annum in energy bills.

 

As part of this project the  community centre was also refurbished including overcladding, reconfiguring, new insulation and roof to ensure it becomes a valuable asset for the community to use.

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  • Client name

Portsmouth City Council

 

  • Services

Project Manager

Cost Consultant

Principle Designer

 

  • Value

£12,900,000

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