CIOB chartered building company (CBC) Gilbert-Ash has been appointed to carry out the fit-out of an office and studio development on the site of a former London manor house, transforming it into a modern Cat A workspace.
Situated in the heart of Richmond, Kew Studios is steeped in history and rich in character, and will be transformed into office space with a strong focus on sustainability.
The £10m project includes the refurbishment of the existing building to include structural works to create a staircase, lift core and mezzanine plant platform. There will also be alterations to external openings, building repairs and replacement of MEP services to reconfigure the building for subdivision and fit-out.
Work includes with front and rear extensions, new roofing including a green roof, insertion of mezzanines, and external and internal refurbishment including fit-out to shell and core. The project, which will be carried out in three phases, also includes external hard and soft landscaping.
Gilbert-Ash managing director Ray Hutchinson said that the company is delighted to be working on the project which includes a number of sustainable initiatives.
He said: “Much of the original building will be preserved but it will be enhanced with features such as a living green roof, electric vehicle charging, cycle storage and solar panels.”
Sustainability is a key focus for Gilbert-Ash, which has a number of initiatives underway to help drive down its carbon footprint.