London & South East

Transforming Crayford Town Hall

The second phase in a three phase scheme to transform Crayford Town Hall continues to make great progress.

Phase Two of the development will see the former Crayford Town Hall building – which dates back to 1915 – transformed into a stunning block of flats, as part of the London Borough of Bexley’s plans to bring new accommodation to the town. Work began on Phase Two of the development in December 2012 and is currently scheduled to reach completion in summer 2014.

The high profile scheme in Crayford has been divided into three phases and once work is complete will include a new plaza, along with a community centre, library, retail space and a series of fantastic new housing units. The development incorporates many sustainable features, such as green roofs, biomass boilers and solar panels and is being viewed as a major boost for Crayford.

Phase 1 of the development comprised the construction of 144 affordable homes – which included 72 rented and 72 shared ownership units – for Gallions Housing Association, as well a new library and community centre. Work started on the first phase in March 2010 and reached completion in October 2012.

Using the Frameclad System, external facade and cladding specialists True Fix Construction Ltd supplied and installed the metal external wall on the first phase.

Commenting on their involvement, True Fix Construction Ltd Company Director, Adam Wingrove, said:

“Working on this project we have conducted all the metal work which is located behind all of the brickwork on the building. This is a very important project and was a great job for us to be involved with. At True Fix Construction Ltd we provide the full package, from internal to external works.”

Phase 2 of the development – which is currently taking place – includes the refurbishment of the former town hall building to provide 15 flats for private sale by Higgins Homes. The second phase also includes the construction of an additional 29 flats for private sale by Higgins Homes, along with a new doctor’s surgery, which is located on the ground floor of the building.

Phase 3 of the development – which completes the project – comprises all external works, including hard and soft landscaping.

Higgins Construction is the main contractor on the project, whilst Alan Camp Architects is providing all architectural services.

Tony Maguire of Higgins Construction, said:

“This is a significant project for Crayford, which brings housing, retail opportunities and a doctor’s surgery to the area. Phase One ran as planned with no major problems and we are currently well underway with Phase Two.

“It is great to be involved with this project and we value our association with the development.

“Currently the Town Hall is being stripped back to its core and once this is complete the site will undergo a complete fit-out.”

Northeast Demolition UK have been stripping out the town hall, the company operates throughout the South East and provides a range of services from soft stripping to tower block demolition.

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