West Parade, Rhyl

This refurbishment project of semi derelict residential properties provided an opportunity to rejuvenate the local townscape, providing new homes fit for the next century and securing a “North Wales Building Excellence Award” for the Best Apartments Project.

Contract:   JCT Intermediate
Value:          £800,000
Duration:   17 Weeks


QUALITY - Renovation projects present many challenges for the construction team, coupled with the major design amendments required as a result of the planning criteria, the effectiveness of Reads quality system was evidenced in the award of the LABC “Best Apartment Project” award.

SUSTAINABLE - Located in an area of Rhyl classified as a 'fuel starvation' area, the local authority was keen to promote the use of renewable energy sources within the proposed design to offset the heating and hot water running costs. To assist this matter, a Warm Wales Grant was secured to fund the supply and installation of 'renewables' by a local authority approved heating engineer. This resulted in belated amendments and upgrades to the proposals which were accommodated within the overal budget and programme.

FLEXIBLE - Unexpectedly, planning consent for the external heat pump housing was refused, resulting in the need to change to 'Exhaust Air' heat pumps. This late change had further ramifications on the contract as it imposed changes to the internal layout and a need for additional floor strengthening. Through proactive management, Read were able to accommodate the alterations and deliver the scheme under budget and on programme.


West Parade - Rhyl

April 19th 20111/1

Following on from our 'Hat Trick' of Awards in 2010, the 2011 Awards yet again recognised Read's excellence in the 'Best Apartment Project' category.  65 West Parade, Rhyl is a transformed building from its previous semi-derelict condition.  Architect Frank...

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