Located on the Four Oaks estate in Sutton Coldfield, Wyvern Court is a brand new apartment block comprising 13 stunning apartments and a 16-space basement car park.
Work began on Wyvern Court in January 2011 and was completed in May 2012. The £2.2 million project was part-funded by BA Cashmore Ltd, with additional funding provided by private investment.
BA Cashmore Ltd’s construction contractor, Cashmore Contracts Ltd, was the main contractor, whilst The E Studio was the architect on the project.
L&R Interiors (Midlands) Ltd was responsible for the interior partition and ceiling work on Wyvern Court and was also responsible for boarding the rafters in the building’s penthouse. The company were involved with the project throughout the duration of the works.
L&R Interiors (Midlands) Ltd Company Director, Lee Roydes, said:
“We were happy to be involved with the Wyvern Court project at Four Oaks as it presented us with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the quality of our work. A project like this is exactly the type of work that L&R Interiors (Midlands) Ltd specialises in.”
Wyvern Court was built using traditional methods of construction, using brick with a standard 4inch cavity and platinum eco beading insulation. Each floor in the building is constructed from 200 mm concrete planks, whilst windows feature A Rated double glazing and the roof is tiled. A lift was also installed into Wyvern Court to provide residents with access to each level of the building.
In addition, sound dampeners were also installed in the building – to reduce outside noise to 32 DB – whilst solar panels were included on the roof to reduce energy costs.
Features of the apartments at Wyvern Court include open plan lounges, fully fitted kitchens – complete with fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, an oven and dishwasher – as well as contemporary bathrooms and bedrooms.
Additional features of the development include underfloor heating and high-specification condensing boilers.
BA Cashmore Ltd Managing Director, Simon Edwards, said:
“Wyvern Court is a very interesting building to look at. The exterior building incorporates a mock-Tudor design on the facade and around the gables, whilst internally it is a very contemporary development.
“Throughout the construction of Wyvern court we encountered no major problems. We had to close a couple of roads whilst the utilities were being installed, but this was just standard with a project like this and everything ran on programme and within budget.
“Wyvern Court was built close to a section of woodlands, so we kept many of the existing trees and then planted some new, four meter high young trees which have perfectly blended in with the surroundings. The trees will mature nicely on the site and along with additional planting and the inclusion of some barked areas the landscaped sections of the site work very well.”
“Getting a project such as Wyvern Court off the ground was very important for us. We have a lot of staff and subcontractors who rely on projects like this and without new builds such as this getting off the ground then work would be few and far between.
“Wyvern Court turned out to be a fantastic job, with great finishes and top-of the range fixtures and fittings and we were very pleased with the end result.”
RLP Roofing Contractors conducted most of the roofing works on the project, including the installation of the pitched roof, guttering, porches and all of the vertical tiling. The company has worked on a variety of projects with BA Cashmore and is soon set to work with the contractor again on the Walney Ash Road project.
Paul Holliday, RLP Roofing Contractors Ltd, said:
“Working on Wyvern Court was very important to us, especially during a period of the year when work is sometimes quiet. Wyvern Court was the largest project that we have worked on with BA Cashmore and we look forward to continuing our great working relationship with them.”