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Listed Building has major refurbishment

On Friday we were delighted to hand over this fantastic restoration project in the centre of Bournemouth.

This complex job had many challenges, not least being a listed building in a very congested town centre site.  It really improves the Westover Road street scent and will of course stand the test of time as a refurbished structure that gives life back to this area of town.

Huge thanks go to Shelly Davis – Small Works Manager and Mike Letch – Site Manager, who have delivered this remarkable project.

Handover Achieved at Christchurch Hospital

Yet another successful project handover for our Small Works Division.  A great external works project for the NHS Trust at Christchurch Hospital.

Thank you to all the team involved in completing this complex project – working in a ‘live’ hospital car park provided us with lots of challenges.

Well done to Shelly Davis – Small Works Manager, Nigel Dyer – Site Manager and also to Gavin Wareham and his team at Groundway Civils who have done a fantastic job for us as main subcontractor on this project.



Successful completion at The Priory Hotel

As main contractors for the this project at the beginning of the week we were delighted to be invited to an opening event for the new restaurant and kitchens.


The finished job looks amazing.  It enhances the hotel and offers diners great views over the hotel, lawns and river beyond.


Greendale completed the project on time and to budget.  The use of many natural materials in the construction make the new blend with the old.  The listed existing hotel property and surrounding walls had to be carefully protected whilst we constructed the new building.

Construction wise we overcame the challenges of working in an operational environment in a tight congested site.  The building is founded on piles and sits on a part beam and block part RC plinth elevated slab.  This is clad in Purbeck stone with pedestrian areas also in Purbeck slabs.  The green oak frame is positioned on Purbeck stone stylobates.  The roof which is vaulted on the inside has clay tile covering, matching well with the existing. The shallower kitchen roof is covered in pre-weathered zinc.  The window and full height sliding doors are in oak.

The eaves sections have exposed rafters and create a covered walkway around the perimeter of the building.  The clamped structural glass balustrade protects the drop but allows clear views from the restaurant.  Gutters and down pipes are in powder coated metal.  Externally the superstructure is clad with bespoke Oak boarding.  The kitchen are is highly serviced and has its own cold store. The restaurant is heated by means of an underfloor heating wet system.

The finishes, lighting and internal soft furnishings were designed by Jeremy and Jackie Merchant, who are the hotel owners, and make for a high quality relaxing feel to the dining room.

We had a great collaborative relationship with our client, architects Reg Ellis and QS Andrew Bird from Brading Butt.  Our thanks also go to Pete Marks, Site Manager and Chris Cave QS/Contracts Manager who have delivered this project for Greendale.

Rob Hooker, Greendale Director, said  “I was blown away by the finished project.  The attention to detail and quality of finish and build are excellent.  We wish the Priory Hotel and its new restaurant every success in the future”

Annual Greendale Construction Golf Day

The annual Greendale Construction Golf Day took place on Saturday 3rd June at Moors Valley Golf Course.

Overall winner was Chris Loader, Assistant Contracts Manager/QS, who scored 37 points.

Second place was Edgey from Purdy Decorators who also scored 37 points but lost on countback.

Nick Curr from Greendale Construction won nearest the pin in one

Nearest the pin in two was Stuart Harrison, Site Manager Greendale Construction

And longest drive was Mike Compton from MIRI

Winner of lowest score and worst bottle was Kyle Ricketts.

A great day was had by all.  Thank you to everyone that took part.

Portfield Retail Park, Chichester

Rob and Chris visited our site at Portfield Retail Park in Chichester last Thursday. We are currently transforming a retail unit that was previously a Halfords store to a new Dunhelm Mills shopping outlet. The works consist of refurbishing the shell.

The project is progressing well with a new roof and external alterations. All on programme for a completion date of mid August 2017.


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