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This Month in Premier Construction 24.9

Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.

In this month’s edition, we take a look at the new-look Hexham House; we highlight the work taking place at Foresters Tower; and we take a bite out of TOAST.

Following an extensive refurbishment programme to reinvent the Grade II listed building, Hexham House has reopened as a beautiful new wedding venue. Hexham House is owned by Northumberland County Council and underwent the £1.5m redevelopment to become a high quality wedding complex. This work included the creation of a new register office, two wedding ceremony rooms and seven luxury self-catering holiday apartments complete with a bridal suite. Construction on the project began in November 2016 and was completed in July 2017.

Meanwhile, an extensive programme of internal and external works to Foresters Tower in Oxford is underway in a project which will dramatically enhance the quality of life for residents. Core elements of the scheme include improving the wind and weather tightness of properties of the building, reducing fuel poverty by boosting energy efficiency, and substantially upgrading fire safety. The project is part of an Oxford City Council scheme to carry out improvements to five tower blocks in the city. All of the tower blocks are being refurbished by Fortem (previously Willmott Dixon Energy Services Limited). Built in the 1960s, Forester Tower incorporates 85 flats split over 15 floors, with six flats per floor on the upper floors and one flat and residents’ stores on the ground floor.

And finally, housed within a former bank, TOAST is a brand new culinary concept in the Manchester market town of Altrincham. The casual dining restaurant opened in October and is a place where (almost) everything is served on toast, from all day breakfast dishes and light bites, to lunch, mains and deserts. TOAST is located on the ground floor of the beautifully renovated old bank building and is the brainchild of owner Justin Orange who was inspired to create this new eating experience by his travels to New York.

With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.

Roma Publications

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