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Weymouth’s former main Post Office now boasts 2 new restaurants.

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Weymouth’s economy will be given a boost with two new restaurants after Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, completed renovating the former main post office building in Thomas Street.

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The iconic Grade II listed building in Edwardian Baroque style dates to 1907, and ceased to trade in January 2013 when smaller, more modern premises further along St Thomas Street opened as part of a post office modernisation programme.

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The conversion into two restaurants has been carried out with the emphasis on preserving the special architectural and historic qualities of the listed building. The eight month project saw Greendale strip out, extend, and divide the space into two units, one of which has been opened as the Nautico Lounge; an informal café/bar, open all day, where families, friends, and local residents can enjoy coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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New projects for new clients in Christchurch and Sturminster Marshall.

[UPDATED 11.04.16] Bailie Gate project now complete.

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[UPDATED 25.02.16] Fantastic view of the Bailie Gate site where progress is coming along well.

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We are currently busy creating warehouse and office space for Stewarts Garden Centres in Christchurch, and the Birchmere Group at Bailie Gate industrial estate, Sturminster Marshall.

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The site at Bailie Gate

The site at Bailie Gate

 

The Bailie Gate contract, which commenced on 21st September, and is due for completion in April 2016, consists of 5 units covering a total area of 10,600 square feet. The units, which are located in the heart of the thriving industrial estate, will then be let through the Birchmere Group.

 

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The site at Christchurch

Greendale’s are constructing a pair of large units for Stewarts Garden Centres comprising of a total area of 12,900 square feet, creating office space and warehousing at the Airfield Way site. Unit 8 will consist of a two storey office, including reception area, lift and staff facilities.  Unit 9 will provide warehousing for the family owned business which was established in 1742 and currently boasts two garden centres in Christchurch and Broomhill. Due for completion in April 2016, Greendale are forging ahead with the project with the steel frame structure and groundwork already completed.

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Martin Stewart, MD of Stewarts Garden Centres, said: I am delighted to be working with Greendale on this important project for Stewarts. Greendale have been great to work with; the site is tidy, the quality is fantastic, and their open and honest communication is a joy to experience.

“The finished warehousing, head-office, and training facility will be a vital ingredient in the on-going development for our company into the future.”

Updated 05/02/16

Work on the warehouse and office facilities for Stewarts Garden Centres in Christchurch have moved on leaps and bounds as these latest photos show.  We were delighted to meet up with MD of Stewarts, Martin Stewart, and his mother who were visiting the site at the same time as ourselves.

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1970s office block to be converted into student accommodation

The current 1970s office block at 24 Bernard Street, Southampton,which will be converted into 79 modern student studios by Greendale Construction Ltd

We are currently converting a 1970s office block at 24 Bernard Street, Southampton, into 79 student studio units.

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The existing three storey block and basement will be completed in two phases; a fit out, due for completion in August 2016, and a vertical extension with two new floors created, due for completion September 2016.

The basement of the building will be developed to form the common areas; reading rooms; cinema room; laundry, with all other floors designed for student accommodation.

Contracts Director, Andy Musselwhite, said: “Greendale is pleased to have secured this £4.2 million pound contract which will bring an unremarkable old building up to date and provide modern accommodation for students in the Southampton area. Greendale has also recruited additional employees for the duration of this large contract, and we look forward to completing and handing over in September this year.”

 

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