Site progress in Brighton, East Sussex
Project: Eco refurbishment of office block
Project Status: On Site
Architect & Principle Designer: BBM Sustainable Design Ltd
Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor : MacConvilles
Structural Engineer: HOP Engineers
Contractor: Facade Concepts
Contract Sum: £1.1 Million
Community Base Website
The major exterior works at the Community Base building in Brighton, East Sussex are nearing completion. An approximate 26% reduction in running costs will benefit the thirty charitable/voluntary organisations currently housed in this iconic Brighton & Hove landmark. It is hoped the works will make the spaces not only more economic to occupy but also more comfortable. Further details on the works can be found on our current project page.
The existing 1960’s exterior panels are a mix of precast concrete and exposed aggregate panels which have not been much defence against the salty marine air of Brighton. For some years the panels have been exfoliating concrete covering the inner steel reinforcement bars which in turn has forced the bars to rust and crack the concrete shell of the building. The new building skin now combines specialised aluminium panels, a thick layer of insulation and new double glazed windows. Works are due to be completed later this month!