Frank Rogers has been awarded a fast track refurbishment project, transforming two adjoining Georgian properties on Rodney Street, Liverpool, into student accommodation.
Work is now underway at the £300,000 scheme with the Frank Rogers team stripping out the building in preparation for initial works to begin. Formerly split into flats with some interconnecting areas, the project will create 29 student accommodation living units with shared communal facilities.
The project has been planned under a fast track programme in preparation for next years’ student academic intake in August. All of the units have already been allocated off plan.
Dave Lindeman, Contracts Manager at Frank Rogers is managing the project. He said:
“Timing is critical at this project as there is a huge amount of work to be completed in a fairly short space of time. We are already underway on site with initial strip out works.”
As well as the 29 individual living accommodation units, the development will include five kitchens and four bathrooms, spread across five floors. A full tanking and waterproofing programme will be carried out to the basement area whilst the entire roof will be removed and replaced. As well as internal refurbishment and a full decorating programme, repairs to the exterior façade including stone repairs will complete the project.
“These buildings sit within the heart of the Georgian quarter and as well as being architecturally stunning, are set within an excellent location. The specification from the client has been of a high quality and standard and the development will undoubtedly make fantastic student homes once complete.”
Owners of the building, a Jersey based developer, have worked closely with the Frank Rogers team during the planning and development process to ensure the scheduling met with their precise timescales.