Bayswater College - Welcome Hello

Talking our language!

This drab 1960s office building on Queensway was sensitively refurbished to become a cool and contemporary learning environment.

De Beauvoir Project Underway

This new project, in collaboration with Tigg Coll Architects, involves the redesign of this existing townhouse and includes expansion of the lower ground and ground floors to the side and rear.

The brief is to create improved family living provision by rationalising the plan within the property, to better connect spaces. A contemporary rear extension and lower ground floor is in contrast to the traditional character of the existing property externally and internally

The project is scheduled for completion in April 2020, more updates to follow…

New Project Appointment

Primrose are delighted to announce their recent appointment to undertake a whole house refurbishment and remodeling in Shoreditch.

The Property, a substantial Victorian villa, is to be extended downwards and rearwards to create a complementary lower-ground living space.

The construction phase will start in May 2019 and last for 45 weeks. The project cost at tender was £1.27m however, following a process of value-engineering undertaken with the client team, the finalised contract value is expected to be around £1.1m.

More updates on this project to follow…

carillon apprentice

Displaced apprentice finds new position at Primrose

In light of the recent announcement regarding the collapse of Carillion, the industry has come together to help the 1400 displaced apprentices.

Primrose were one of the first to contact the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to offer assistance. Founder and MD, Sean,  has been active as a Construction Ambassador for the CITB for several years, so understood the predicament former Carillion apprentices would face:

“Developing skills and offering opportunities for experiential learning is one of the ways Primrose help people starting out in construction. Not only does this help to the organization meet its contractual obligations in the present, but also nurtures the construction leaders of tomorrow.”

Holland Park concrete foundation

80m3 of concrete in Holland Park

This 300m2 basement in Holland Park has now got a roof!

The roof  comprised a 450mm thick reinforced concrete slab which had to be poured in one day. It took 11 concrete trucks and a 12 hour shift to get the job done. Where subterranean developments extend into garden areas, it is typically a planning requirement to leave the structure one meter below the garden level. Once the waterproofing is complete, Primrose will bring in 280m3 of topsoil to reinstate the garden above the new structure.

Holland Park concrete foundation

Primrose awarded Notting Hill project

Primrose are pleased to announce their appointment as main contractor on a residential refurbishment in W11.

The works shall comprise internal reconfiguration followed a comprehensive fit-out to include new bathrooms, kitchen and joinery throughout. This project is scheduled to take 24 weeks, which will require careful coordination of subcontractors and client-appointed specialists.

 

Classroom - Bird Estate

School’s out for Summer!

Primrose are delighted to conclude another successful project with the Bird Estate.

Having assisted with many residential refurbishments over a working relationship spanning ten years, Primrose were delighted to be asked to help with refurbishing this old building in Earl’s Court into Falkner House – a school for boys between the ages of four and 11 with a co-educational nursery for children aged two to four.

This total refurbishment cost £1m and took one year to complete. The work comprises new rear and side extensions as well as all new mechanical and electrical services. The original staircase was retained with a modern glass and stainless steel balustrade which juxtaposes traditional Victorian features.

Classroom - Bird Estate
Library - Bird Estate

Super-Structure!

Primrose’s in-house steel erection is nearing completion at the Southwark development

Weighing in at 80 tones, this mammoth steel frame will eventually house seven high-end residential apartments. This projected is scheduled for completion in late 2018.

Scaffolding in Southwark, London
Interior Walls, Southwark

Big Dig!

Work continues on Primrose’s biggest basement to date.

As reported previously, Primrose were appointed last year to construct a 300m2 basement shell beneath a Georgian Villa in Holland Park.

The ground conditions on this project were particularly challenging but with the right experts on hand, Primrose are well on the way to handing over a section of the site to the client’s design team.

Holland Park, London - basement shell and excavation
Holland Park, London - basement shell and excavation
Holland Park, London - basement shell

Notting Hill Townhouse Complete

Primrose were pleased to handover another project, just in time for summer!

This, one of many collaborations with TigColl architects, saw the property completely remodeled to meet the requirements of the new owners.

Look out for a full portfolio write-up of this project, along with professional photography, coming soon…

Notting Hill townhouse - exterior
Notting Hill townhouse - stairs
Notting Hill townhouse - living room