Urban Creation sees continued progress in latest developments
19th Jan 2021
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, works on a number of developments have remained consistent for the Bristol-based property developer.
2020 saw an unprecedented change in the way that people work and live their lives. With the majority of people being told to work from home, the ‘normal’ way of working came to a halt and businesses had to find new ways of working.
The construction industry was one of many industries that saw the way things are managed change completely overnight. However, despite the challenges that the pandemic has brought, Urban Creation, a Bristol based property developer, has continued to successfully manage a number of student and office developments.
Jonathan Brecknell, Director of Urban Creation said:
“The pandemic has hit all businesses in many different ways. Covid-19 continues to have a significant impact on businesses across the construction industry by way of availability of goods, workers and services.
However, by communicating regularly with key partners and keeping up to date with the latest guidance and advice, we have been able to plan and organise ourselves and therefore continue with the current projects in hand”.
Brunswick Square, Bristol
With a new move for the business into the office space, this 6,000 soft investment located at 9 & 10 Brunswick square will continue to be used for office purposes.
Located near Cabot Circus, this changing area of Bristol features this Grade II Georgian building comprising of five floors and 12 car parking bays. The building is in a fantastic location for office and is currently tenanted.
No.10 Henry Street, Bath
With a new direction into the office market, this £1.35M office unconditional purchase has begun its redevelopment programme to create a Grade A self-contained office building.
With a total of 4,178 sq ft, this office building will provide modern open plan floor plates to an exposed services finish, allowing the building to be let as a whole or on a floor-by-floor basis.
The intention is for the specification to have a serviceable 15 year life span and all existing M&E, plant and former tenant fit out will be removed, replaced and upgraded.
37 Doughty Street, London
A Grade II Listed Georgian five storey former mid terraced house, built circa 1800, which has been extended and converted into six self-contained flats (three one bedroom flats and three studios). With a total square footage of 3,325, there is also a further room with en-suite at second floor level which is not self-contained.
Located within a prime Central London location with a good level of rental demand, it is conveniently placed for access to a wide range of services and amenities. Plans for a total refurbishment into student accommodation have been rolled out to improve both the layout and quality of the flats.
78 Park Street, Bristol
Purchased in 2019, 78 Park Street saw poor internal layouts; the result from a post war rebuild. Along with the help of Shu Architects and Box Twenty Consulting Engineers, all internal walls were demolished to create a brand-new internal structured concrete frame to improve both the quality and layout of the flats. With full works beginning on the 28th June 2020, this development was completed on time and within budget by Harris Evolution Ltd.
Today, it is now home to two three-bedroom and one four-bedroom student apartments.
About Urban Creation
Urban Creation is a Bristol Based Property Developers located on Park Street with its main portfolio in student accommodation and serviced apartments located in the heart of the city.
Specialising in renovating period properties, Urban Creation looks to finish its projects to a high standard whilst retaining as much of each property’s history as possible.
Urban Creation was also behind the pioneering project at 50 Park Street, where ready-to-go homes were lifted into the shell of a 1950’s building. Believed to be the first in UK, this method has the potential to revolutionise the future of house building.
For more information on Urban Creation’s current portfolio, please click here.
For more information on current advice visit: https://builduk.org/coronavirus/ and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/construction-and-other-outdoor-work
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