MAJOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS COMPLETED BY DAVID GREGSON LTD
The project brief was to refurbish and substantially extend a three bedroomed house to provide a much larger dwelling, occupying the plot of land adjoining. A full renewables specification was developed, utilising an air source heat pump, heat recovery/ventilation system, evacuated tube and photovoltaic solar panels, rainwater harvesting and a green roof. The energy efficiency of the property was significantly improved. The project was managed under a JCT Contract, as a turnkey project. David Gregson Ltd. managed all aspects of the project, from initial design to appointment of contractors, supervision and completion. The project was completed in summer 2011. The Client has expressed their delight at the completed project.
PROJECTS ON RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS BY DAVID GREGSON LTD.
ST.FAGANS CHURCH HALL, TRECYNON, ABERDARE
Acting on the instructions of the Parochial Church Council, the old St. Fagans Church Hall was substantially extended and refurbished in 2009/10. The building was designed to a tight budget, and the proposals formed the basis of a number of successful applications for funding assistance. This allowed the project to proceed in two stages. David Gregson Ltd were responsible for all design, supervision, management and certification of the project, which was completed within budget. The Hall acts as an important focal point in a community which is in need of regeneration. On completion of the project it was re-opened and re-consecrated by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr. Barry Morgan.
ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH, CWMBACH, ABERDARE
Following the success of the St. Fagans project, David Gregson Ltd., was invited to manage a major re-furbishment project by the Church Council of St. Mary Magdalene. The Church has been subject to considerable weathering in recent years and is in urgent need of repair and re-furbishment. We have designed a scheme to reinstate a breathable structural fabric, with extensive use of traditional lime based mortars and renders. The completed scheme will ensure that the building will have a long productive lifespan, and will not require major repair for many decades. Completion is anticipated for spring 2012.
COMMERCIAL PROJECTS COMPLETED BY DAVID GREGSON LTD.
TOWN CENTRE HERITAGE SCHEMES COMPLETED BY DAVID GREGSON LIMITED
9 COMMERCIAL STREET, MAESTEG
This photograph of the original shopfront was obtained from the owner. The gentleman in the picture is Mr. Ace, his maternal grandfather. This was the building before the scheme began. Behind the boarding is a 1960’s aluminium shopfront flush with the pavement.
The completed project includes an exact recreation of the shopfront and oriel window. Metal gates are fitted across the entrance. There are cast iron rainwater goods and a lead sheet roof to the oriel window. Internal security shutters are fitted which do not detract from the street scene. This project has been described by Bridgend County Borough Council as an exemplar project for others to copy in their marketing literature for THI schemes.
OLD SWAN HOUSE, CROFT ROAD, NEATH
This shows the property before work started. It is an old corn stores, the roof had completely failed and an entire new structure was needed. Major internal alteration was required. This photograph shows the completed scheme. The upper storey features have been retained following complete renewal of the roof structure. The old brickwork has been repointed using traditional mortar. A new shopfront has been formed to allow productive use of the ground floor as a retail unit, with a separate access to the first floor office suite. A building which has been an eyesore in the heart of Neath Town Centre for many years is now let and provides an attractive enhancement to the streetscape.
9, 13,14 ANGEL STREET, NEATH
All three of these projects involved the restoration of original frontages in the area of Neath Town Centre where the THI scheme was pioneered.
I.T. AND DROP IN CENTRE, SWANSEA
This building was originally a carpet warehouse, situated in a rear lane off Walter Road, and close to the City Centre. It was acquired by an important funding organisation managing a range of community based projects within Swansea. The brief was to convert the existing building, without extension, into an I.T. Centre, Boardroom and Club Room. The structure needed to be considerably upgraded. David Gregson Ltd. undertook a full design and supervision package, and managed the project through to completion. The Client has expressed their delight at the scheme, and has subsequently instructed us on another, larger project which is expected to mature during 2012.
PORT TALBOT LIFESAVING CENTRE
This is a landmark building on Aberavon seafront, adjoining the slipway and the Coastguard building. It was developed by the local Surf Lifesaving Club as a clubhouse, storage facility and lookout point for their many and varied activities throughout the year on this busy urban beach. David Gregson Ltd. managed the project build from initial site exploration through to completion.
M.O.T. STATION, PORT TALBOT
This project was instigated by a private client, and comprises a state of the art purpose built M.O.T. centre and parking compound. It is centrally located and replaces a much older and less efficient structure nearby. David Gregson Ltd. were responsible for Contract Administration of the project, liaising between the Client and Main Contractor throughout the course of work.
CHAPEL OF REST, MORRISTON, SWANSEA
This project extends and improves an established and highly successful Funeral Directors premises. The new building is a stunning mixture of modern and traditional, designed by young local firm Samuel Harris. David Gregson Ltd. were again responsible for Contract Administration of the project, liaising between the Client, designer and Main Contractor to deliver a building of which all involved can be justly proud.