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Pizza Express

Poole, Dorset

Greendale was awarded the challenging task of converting a landmark former bank premises in the heart of Westbourne, into a clean shell for Pizza Express to fit-out.

The project included the evacuation and removal of around 300m3 of earth from the basement to give workable ceiling height for food storage, toilets and back office facilities. Open areas were created internally by taking out load bearing walls and piers, then installing structural steelwork to support the refurbished residential accommodation above.

The logistics of undertaking the project in such a busy and confined urban location were complex, but Greendale successfully completed the project on time and within budget.


Employer Mitford Fulham LLP

Architects Trinity Architects

Value £180,000

Duration 20 weeks


Construction Notes 

Major substructure and earth removing works to create workable storey height in basement. Party wall agreements and works were put in place and satisfactorily undertaken. New basement slab with drainage incorporated in the scheme. Removal of main low bearing walls and some piers to create maximum open area for restaurant space. Fit out and decoration of residential units over. Infrastructure works incorporated into the scheme.

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