Jersey-based Bamboo Construction has enjoyed a fruitful last few months thanks to two different but successful projects. At the end of 2017 Bamboo completed work on a complete refurbishment of a residential property known as La Paradise while the beginning of 2018 saw the completion of new build offices for two Jersey-based businesses.
Premier Construction Channel Islands recently caught up with Bamboo Construction Managing Director Andy Cummins to find out more about more about the exciting new additions to Bamboo’s expanding portfolio:
New Offices for AVI and SRJ
Nine months in the making, occupants of this stylish new build office space moved into the property at the end of February 2018.
“This project started with some wasteland that was down at La Collette in St Helier which has now been turned into a new build office block. The building is steel frame with composite panelling and the design was actually supposed to look like shipping containers with round porthole windows. The client wanted a bit more of a modern office so a few quirky bits have been added in to try and modernise it. The views are absolutely fantastic.
“The challenge was that all the services such as water and gas have historically been put wherever and no one quite new exactly where they now were. Through this it had become a wasteland to keep containers or store boats that were being renovated by the Sunseeker shed next door.
“It was quite a vision from the guys at SRJ and AVI because everyone thought they were mad choosing to build here but once you see the views they have it makes total sense. Everyone who comes to the office is absolutely blown away by the offices. It’s an original, one and only view of Elizabeth castle and the goings on in the harbour. This was our first big, commercial office type project and it’s been really successful.”
Working with Layzell Architects, Bamboo Construction was tasked with carrying out a significant overhaul of an existing residential property.
“We were originally contacted by Will Layzell to tender for the work at La Paradise on St Clements coast road. We hadn’t worked with him before and his office is actually in London but he’s originally from Jersey.
“The project was basically a complete refurbishment of a house. This included a big, flat roof extension with balconies on top at the back of the property. Internally it’s now open plan with a large kitchen and dining room that opens into a lounge. The bedrooms upstairs have been ripped out and renovated and the bathrooms have been redone. The gardens have also been landscaped.
“Access was a slight challenge, as was some of the detailing of the steel work. We had to take the whole back of the house off but leave the original roof so we had to prop this up and expose the back of the roof while we were building. Overall, this project ran quite smoothly.
“I think we’ve managed to pull off what the client’s wanted and that’s a testament to Will’s design. I’d like to think there would be other projects we could work with Will on because we’ve developed a really good working relationship. This was important in the sense that it’s another high end finish which we are increasingly becoming known for. Our bread and butter is a project like La Paradise – quality finishes on residential refurbishments. That’s what we’re known for. The AVI project was therefore great because it shows we have the capabilities of achieving whatever is asked of us.”
Bamboo Construction Limited is a Jersey based company operating throughout the island delivering projects to a high quality, on-time and within budget. To view more projects, please visit bamboo.je.
Affordable Electrics Ltd
Established in 2007, Affordable Electrics Ltd specialise in a range of electrical works for the construction industry. Works vary from job-to-job, but could include anything from small installations through to the full electrical fit out for large developments.
Affordable Electrics’ reputation is built on good client relations, high quality of work and affordable prices. Most of the business comes from repeat customers or referrals and with a commitment to the highest standards of installation and customer service, Affordable Electrics continues to grow.
For many years, Affordable Electrics have been working on call for local insurance companies, attending to flood and fire damaged properties. The company also offers its services to landlords, property developers and property management companies.
Affordable Electrics Ltd was recently appointed as the main electrical contractor for the AVI Offices project. The company was proud to work alongside Bamboo Construction on this scheme.
Aaron Want, Affordable Electrics Ltd, said:
“This was our first project with Bamboo Construction. It was a success and we would like to think there will be more projects with Bamboo in the future.”
“At Affordable Electrics Ltd, we pride ourselves on providing a high quality service at a competitive price. Our work is always neat, clean and tidy and whatever service is required, our clients can rest assured they will receive the highest standard by our selected team of engineers.”