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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.

Greendale awarded new contract for Corfe Mullen Funeral Directors, Lesley Shand

Sean Daly (DMWA Architects), Shane Watson (FC Douch & Sons), Peter Douch, Nick Douch, Robert Hooker (Greendale Construction), Jonathan Stretch (FC Douch & Sons) Dave Neil (Greendale Construction) Dario Di-Felice (Building Options Ltd)



Greendale are delighted to be main contractors on the major refurbishment, alterations and extension to Lesley Shand Funeral Directors in Corfe Mullen. We look forward to working with Douch, Building Options Ltd and DWMA Architects to deliver this great project early in the New Year of 2018

The long-standing Corfe Mullen Funeral Directors is being brought up to date with the demolition and rebuilding of its premises in Wareham Road. The business has been helping the bereaved for well over 20 years and is part of Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors. During the building process the business will continue to operate from premises on the other side of the road in the former cake shop. Work is due to begin in June and is expected to be completed in January 2018. The new building will provide larger and better offices for the staff, more space for clients and will have better access. It will also include all the specialist areas required in a modern funeral directors business and in addition there will be a reflection room.

     Nick Douch & Robert Hooker

Nick Douch, Managing Director of the funeral group that has eight branches in the county, said: “The work is necessary because of the changing needs and expectations of our clients. It will be more welcoming and is part of an on-going programme of improvements across the group. The Lesley Shand business is very well known locally and we want to assure clients that our service will continue unaffected. The new building will be a great improvement and will stand out more than the bungalow that has served us well for many years”.

                            How the new building will look

Rob Hooker, Director of Greendale Construction added: “We are delighted to be working with Douch, DMWA Architects and Building Options Ltd to deliver what promises to be a magnificent state of the art new building for the Douch Group.”

We’re Recruiting!

We currently have some exciting opportunities within the Greendale team for Experienced Site Carpenters and a Multi Trade Person. Please click on the below images for further information and details on how to apply!

Priory Hotel Wareham Restaurant

Greendales are pleased to report good progress at the Restaurant Project at Priory Hotel Wareham. We are due to complete and handover Mid-May 2017 and are on target to do this. These shots show the finishing trades on this great quality project.


New Small Works Manager for Greendale Construction Limited

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Shelley Davies MCIOB as Greendale’s new Small Works Manager.

Shelley joins the successful and busy Small Works team at Greendale during a period of planned growth. She brings with her a wealth of experience and proven track record in the running of small works businesses.

The division will exceed its turn over targets this Financial year and is a major contributor to the companies overall turnover.

The Division undertakes projects from 1k to 400k and works within a 100 mile radius of its Poole Head Office.

Here we are on the scaffold at Westover Road, Bournemouth with Site Manager Mike Letch, where we are undertaking the restoration of the balconies and glazed canopies.

Rob Hooker MCIOB said;

“We are pleased and excited to welcome Shelley to our team and look forward working together to continue to grow this wonderful Small Works Division.

Shelley Davies MCIOB said;

“I’m very excited to be joining the team and I relish the challenge ahead”

Poole General Hospital Maternity Unit Refurbishment

Greendale Construction were delighted to have been awarded a refurbishment project at the Maternity Unit at Poole General Hospital. The project consisted of converting 2 existing and very dated delivery rooms into 2 new delivery suites complete with ensuite shower rooms, with new flooring and suspended ceilings, upgraded lighting and ventilation, and all new medical equipment to bring the rooms up to date.

A new utility room and new patient kitchen area were also included within the project.

The project was managed by Site Manager Nick Brown and QS/Contracts Manager Pete Best. Pete says “It was great to be involved in a project with Poole Hospital, and the works were extremely well received by Estates Manager Stuart Mondon and all the staff and midwives who will be using this new set of rooms”.

Snows Motor Group, Portsmouth.

BMW Customers in the Portsmouth area will soon be enjoying a fresh newly refurbished Dealership.  The Greendale team are in the process of setting up site with the aim to commence works in the next couple of weeks for the Snows Motor Group existing BMW Dealership in Portsmouth.

The work will Consist of all new high end floor finishes throughout creating a toad way like feeling for the cars to be displayed on in the showroom area, whilst also upgrading the building with new decoration and new additional customer Toilets. As part of these works the current M Sport Display area will be partly converted to a handover room area for customers to receive their new cars. The customers can also look forward to having a newly refurbished high end feel café/bar area to relax in.

So, Snows Motor Group can continue to deliver to their customers and carry on normal operation the works will be phased in four parts with heavy/noisy work only being done out of hours and these areas being screened off with temporary but decorated full high stud walls.

Andy Musselwhite FCIOB, Director of Greendale Construction Limited said – Greendales are delighted to be working with Snows BMW and the design team on this prestigious project.  We look forward to a successful handover in early August 2017.


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