Derbyshire County Council vacated the ground floor premises on July 29th 2011. In order to upgrade the accommodation and create office / work / training space that is of a high specification, the following works are to be undertaken:
Window Frontage – Planning permission and building regulations have been secured for the removal of the ground floor windows and doors – currently in poor decorative order and condition. These will be replaced by UPVC double glazed windows and doors in Partnership green. Brick work will be cleaned; stall risers and corbels will be reinstated in keeping with the ‘Victorian’ facade. Uplighters will be installed.
It is anticipated the above works will lift the visual external appearance of the building and the lower section of Heanor Road.
Internal Modifications – The ground floor will be fully decorated, removing existing anaglypta. All wall surfaces will be sanded and repaired walls as appropriate and painted in a neutral colour.
Skirting Boards – existing skirting will be replaced / repaired and repainted to create a clean and uniform ‘look’ to each office space.
Ceilings – existing ceiling tiles will be removed and replaced using 1200 * 600mm plaster tiles – these will be clean and bright providing better insulation and a higher fire rating.
A new kitchen area will be developed – this will ‘free up’ space in the reception area and create a safe, purpose built functional zone for the preparation of foods and beverages.
Floor Coverings – all floor coverings will be removed and replaced with either a hard wearing roll carpet or carpet tiles.
The above alterations will transform a ‘tired looking’ area of approximately 3000 sq ft into a safe, warm and inviting area for business to thrive.