Project Example : Public Housing : Exeter House Flats, Derby
Derby City Council : Architectural Consultancy


The Practice has been included on the list of approved Architects by Derby City Council for a number of years and has led to numerous commissions for Consultancy Services, including ;

£220,000 Refurbishment Contract for 24 Council Maisonettes at Duke Street & Bath Street completed in 1994

£500,000 Council Housing Upgrading Contract Phase 6 at St. Marks Estate in Chaddesden finished in 1997

CAD/CAM Design & Working Drawings for a new £1.2m 210-place Primary School at Oakwood in 1998/99

Pre-War Council Housing Improvements Contract at Alvaston, valued £300,000, completed in 1999

Five-phased Housing Improvements Contract totalling £1.2m on the outskirts of Derby completed in 2001

Exeter House Scheme

The Client brief required the comprehensive internal and external Refurbishment of a run-down U-shaped 3-storey Block of 45 Council Flats, which had not been updated since construction between the wars, including new automated security barriers to a newly formed landscaped central parking courtyard, complete with communal sitting areas and facilities for the tenants.

Budget & Final Costs

The scheme was completed on time and to the budgeted Contract Value of £520,000, including comprehensive external works.

Completed Scheme Photographs

The following photographs show exterior views of the completed Central Courtyard surrounded by renovated access balconies to the Flats Frontages, together with detailing around the refurbished Perimeter Elevations :-