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Bostel House, Brighton

Type: Extension & Refurbishment
Value: £2m
Contract: Design & Build
Duration: 72 weeks
Architects: Holder Mathias
QS: Potter Raper Partnership
M&E: Hoare Lea

Trendy Loft style office space in prime Brighton location

This extensive programme of works has breathed new life into a building that was falling into disrepair, creating flexible, modern and upgraded office space that compliments the character of the building. This project has increased the lettable floor space through the construction of a modern glazed extension to the roof, internal structural alterations and refurbishment of existing floors.

Increasing the rent appeal!

This design and build contract involved complex steel work to the roof to create the new extension, adding 2,767 Sq Ft of lettable office space. We also carried out a complete external refurbishment of the building, including new and refurbished windows; external rendering and decorations and a full refurbishment of the Bostel House sign.

Internally the building was reconfigured to create open plan working environments. All 3 floors were fitted out to a Cat-A standard, with new M & E services, ceilings, wall linings, raised access flooring and decorations. A newly designed entrance lobby area was created, and new showers and WC’s were installed to each floor. The existing plant room in the basement was refurbished and a new plant enclosure was built on the roof.

Overcoming challenges of a landlocked site

Bostel House is landlocked which made it a challenging location to carry out the works. Careful planning and co-ordination with both the council and the local shopping centre was required to minimise disruption, which resulted in out of hours crane lifts to the roof of the building and hanging scaffold to access the south elevation of the building.

ITC bring an inherently sensitive approach to working with existing buildings and high-quality to project delivery. On behalf of the Practice, I have no hesitation in recommending them to you.

Stephen Hill | Partner | Holder Mathias Architects