Frank Rogers has been appointed a contract to carry out a series of conversion and upgrade works at a historic property in Southport, Merseyside.

The four storey detached Victorian property on Park Road has recently been acquired by Crosby Housing Association and is set to be converted into seven flats, largely for single living.

Work is now underway on the sensitive restoration programme that sees many of the original features, including oak panelling removed, restored and put back into place.

Dave Lindeman, Project Manager at Frank Rogers commented:

“This is a wonderful building that still holds many of its original features. We will retain all of these features where possible using our skills and experience in the heritage sector to do this project justice, appointing specialist trades people for particular elements of the scheme.”

Other aspects of the project include the reconfiguration of four of the existing flats, involving the upgrading of insulation standards removal and reintroduction of new kitchens and bathrooms, ceiling works, and a fully refurbished communal kitchen, external improvements and much more.

Three of the existing tenants will remain in the building, including a Centenarian  whilst works are delivered across a 12 week period.

Dave continued:

“As the tenants will remain in the building throughout the project duration, we must be very aware and sensitive to their needs. We will co-ordinate our programme with them, alongside the tenant liaison officer. We are well versed in working within tenanted properties, however, and are particularly aware of the age of the tenant who has been very supportive and encouraging to our team since the outset.”