The project involves the conversion of 25 bedsits including ancillary communal facilities into 16 one bed self-contained flats. The client recognised the need to increase housing for residents over the age of 50 with the additional benefit of improving the local area. The former sheltered housing building itself had been left unoccupied and derelict over many years and a complete refurbishment was required to bring it back into use.

The proposed strategy was to provide new mechanical and electrical services to suit the new internal layouts. The M&E scheme has allowed for each flat to be completely standalone, resulting in separate domestic small power, domestic lighting, electric radiators, hot water cylinders and metering for each flat.

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