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Medway Mechanical start £1.2m project

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Medway Mechanical services, who we have recently featured in our In Focus piece on local authority contractors, has now started a refurbishment project on a Grade II Listed building in Kingsgate Street Winchester.

The building was originally constructed in 1833 and was formerly a domestic residence but is currently used as office space with a shop front onto Kingsgate Street. The project involves refurbishment of the building to make better use of the internal spaces for

college personnel.

The building is essentially two storeys with a converted loft space used as a second floor. The building is traditionally constructed with brick elevations, casement, sash windows and slate roofs. Internally floors are timber joists with floor boards, with lath & plaster ceilings. The refurbishment will be extensive and will require a full Mechanical building services fit out including heating & domestic water services throughout. A new dedicated plant room, ventilation, above ground drainage & sanitaryware round out the project.

Medway Mechanical services Managing Director Mr Paul Willett, said:

“We are extremely excited to have started work on such a prestigious project. Kingsgate street is one of the most historic areas of Winchester and so with this comes great responsibility in delivering highly co-ordinated planning & execution of the project. A Grade II Listed building of this age will pose many obstacles so we must ensure this project is managed with the upmost of care & due diligence. We are planning to have this project complete for July 2015 and are looking forward to handing the building back to the client with modern energy efficient mechanical services, including plumbing, heating & ventilation whilst maintaining the historic features of this fantastic building.”

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