The Royal Hotel
This prominent Grade II listed Victorian Hotel situated in the heart of the professional district of Norwich was refurbished into a business centre.
The brief was to sympathetically refurbish both the external and internal fabric after years of neglect. Externally extensive re-pointing was required to the ornate brickwork and repair to the roof areas. Internal works include forming an impressive lobby and reception area at ground floor and upgrading existing offices to the first and second floors to create flexible modern office suites.
Chaplin Farrant prepared feasibility studies to convert the top floors into residential, but with the success of Phase I it was decided to upgrade the third and fourth floors to the same specification.
Ship Resource Centre
The Ship Inn has been an important institution in Great Yarmouth for over 250 years but was in a dilapidated state and its days as a pub were over by the time of it finally closed in 2008.
NHS Great Yarmouth & Waveney obtained the building to provide a health facility next to the Greyfriars Clinic.
To allow the NHS to fully utilize the building's potential, it was necessary to extend it. A modern rear annex, designed and constructed using sympathetic materials has been built housing the clinical areas, this replaces previously redundant outhouses.
The Ship refurbishment and extension was completed in 2010 and have since won the CPRE award.
Bowthorpe Hall was originally a spacious 17th century country house set in grounds of approximately 3.75 acres. During the last 25 years the Grade II listed hall has been extended to 1357m² gross internal floor area, and is used as a language school.
The original brief was to produce designs and oversee construction work to convert the main hall into ten office suites of various sizes. We also provided additional parking and landscaping proposals appropriate to the listed setting. Wherever possible, the period features have been retained and included in the design.
The site also incorporates a cottage that has been refurbished for residential use. Additional designs are also being developed to alter and extend the annex to provide further office accommodation.
The Bapsy Hall is an elegant Victorian public space at the heart of the Guildhall Winchester.
The existing space was tired and had been detrimentally adapted over the years. During the exploratory works, many original architectural features were re-discovered. These have been exposed to enhance the character of the space. Opening up the top arches of the windows and revealing the original balustrade has given an insight into the original design of the hall. The lighting, heating and ventilation have been completely changed to enhance the character of the room. Dado fretwork has been specially designed to conceal ductwork while using references to the Gothic style. The seating has been re-upholstered to match the decoration to give this function room the splendour that it deserves.