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Rural & Heritage Refurbishment


Blacket Street, Newcastle 

Client:  Hollis 
Nature: Refurbishment 

Value: £220,000.00

M.J Phoenix & Son were appointed as a principal contractor by Hollis to carry out dilapidation works of the former warehouse store on Blackett Street. The works comprised a full strip out and refurbishment across five floors and external repairs. 

The previous tenant's fit-out was demolished and the building brought back to its original shell with each floor refurbished to a suitable standard to allow for a new tenant to take over.   The existing mechanical installations were retained but electrical installations removed and replaced in line with current regulations. A structural engineer was appointed to investigate defects in the concrete / structural steel frame consequently caused by historic water ingress from the failed roof covering. A remedial programme was carried out in line with a specification produced from Sika.  On investigation to the existing sash windows, dry rot was identified, as a result, the existing windows removed, the area treated with fungicide and new purpose-made sash windows installed. 

To the front elevation, a scaffold was erected to allow for specialist masonry repairs to the existing façade. A birdcage scaffold was erected above a glazed atrium to allow for glazing repairs and lead flashings were renewed on the front elevation and flat roof. Patch repairs to the existing roof covering were carried out where water ingress had been identified. 

Camperdown Farm, Shotley Bridge 

Client:  Savills
Nature: Barn Conversion

Value: £420,000.00

M. J. Phoenix & Son were appointed to carry out an extensive refurbishment and extension to an existing dwelling near Shotley Bridge. Our works comprised demolition to the existing dwelling and construction of circa 200m2 extension adjoined to the existing two-story property. The property was fully refurbished with new underfloor heating systems, electrical installations and fitted out to the clients design. 

Blanchland (various works)

 Client:  Savills

Nature: Refurbishment
Value: £50-300,000.00

M.J Phoenix & Son have carried out multiple projects within the village of Blanchland for the Lord Crewe Trust on behalf of Savills. These projects range from minor urgent repairs to comprehensive refurbishments of occupied and vacant properties ready for occupation for new tenants. We have carried out external chimney and sash window repairs to multiple properties within the village. Furthermore, we have also carried out substantial refurbishments to various void properties including upgrading M&E installations, damp proofing, alterations to property layout and installation of new kitchens. As many of the properties in Blanchland are listed and within a conservation area, our site team and subcontractors are familiar with the techniques and protocols required to refurbishing these properties to these requirements.  


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