Project Description

Blue Coat Shirley Hall

After the completion of a recent refurbishment at the Blue Coat School, Hightown Group were successful in winning a competitive tender to refurbish the famous Shirley Hall, and complete restoration works on the School’s roof.

Whilst completing the refurbishment works, it was imperative that they were all made in line with the Grade II listed building. This has to be taken in to consideration when completing the works, which included rewiring the hall for new lighting and power, data and communications. New electrical blinds were fitted, the AV, sound desk and projector were all upgraded. The main hall was completely redecorated, the floors were sanded and re-varnished, terrazzo floors repaired and re-polished. New stairs and handrails were fitted to either side of the stage. Acoustic boards were fitted to the back wall, and all of the doors refurbished and repainted.

The roofing works consisted of removing the slates, new felt and new battens and then re-slated with existing slates. Whilst completing these works, it was noticed that there were some rotten boards and spars, they were also renewed at the same time. Hightown Group also had to complete repair work to the cupola, which was in the middle of the roof. Once this had been repaired, the lead structural timbers and louvers were also replaced.

Whilst working within the live environment, Hightown ensured throughout the project that the schools time table remained key, and the programme was developed around the continuity of the student’s education.

Why Hightown Group?

It’s not just the experience that we have with managing new builds and refurbishments that sets us apart. We’re committed to being a transparent business that is fully customer focused and delivers on expectations. That’s one of the reasons why many of our clients come back to us again and again.

Not only do we believe in delivering the best, we’re a family owned business that cares passionately about the environment. All our practices and processes have sustainability running through them, whether that’s sourcing the right materials from local suppliers or ensuring that all our waste is recycled or repurposed rather than disposed of in landfill.

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“AG Hill Chartered Building Services Engineers have worked successfully with Hightown Construction on several projects across the University spectrum. Hightown proved that they are very client orientated and non-contractual, open to advice and ideas from outside of their structure with a very flexible and progressive attitude to construction delivery, more akin to the partnering arrangements suggested by Latham as the ideal methodology with which to approach construction, as opposed to the more common adversarial method”.

Allan Hill C.Eng., MCIBSE, MSLL, A.G. Hill Chartered Building Services Engineers
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