Nous Property solutions Haywood Academy conversion

Novus convert listed town hall into modern academy building

  • 12 Jan 2016

  • Share

Novus Property Solutions has transformed a Grade II listed town hall into a modern academy building in Stoke-on-Trent.

The refurbishment project involved a complete reimagining to turn the former town hall into a new sixth form centre for Haywood Academy. The grant-aided project was overseen by a team from Novus’ Stoke office and was completed in approximately 16 weeks.

As the town hall was located at the centre of the Burslem conservation area, the development had to be carried out to a conservation standard, which was closely monitored by Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s conservation officers.

Novus carried out historic repairs, restoration and refurbishment, including works to the timber sash windows, fabric repairs and stone work repairs in order to preserve the character of the building.

Whilst the building exterior was carefully restored and preserved, the interior was overhauled and refitted to create a space suited to a modern academy.

A new infill floor was fitted to the existing mezzanine, in addition to the installation of glass partitioning, new internal walls, sanitary-ware appliances and new light fittings.

Matt Harnett, bid manager at Novus, commented: “Working around the constraints of a listed building is challenging at the best of times, but when you add a conservation area into the mix, the parameters become even tighter. 

The team like a challenge and all worked hard to balance the restoration of the original building around the installation of new elements of the design to create the new academy building, which is now light and welcoming.”

Novus Property Solutions,
PO Box 3279,
Galveston Grove,
Oldfield Industrial Estate,
Fenton,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST4 3PE

Phone: 01782 598000
Fax: 01782 598101

Visit Novus Property Solutions' website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Delta Membranes

Delta launch new Flood Resilience Brochure

Waterproofing experts Delta Membranes have launched their new Flood Resilience Brochure, covering construction measures on offer to prevent flood damage.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Damp & Waterproofing, Membranes, Posts, Publications

  • Share
Collage_Fotor_Fotor

Carpet Recycling UK gets gold for landfill diversion

The work of Carpet Recycling UK has been recognised with an Innovation Gold Award for Landfill Diversion in the National Flooring Innovations Awards 2018.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Floors, Site Preperation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling

  • Share
Hush Acoustics

Luxury Warren Court's acoustic solution from Hush

Warren Court is a brand new development for which Hush Acoustics provided Marlowe Building Contractors with advice and materials for the apartments soundproofing.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

  • Share
Vortice

New clean air strategy refreshing say Vortice

Vortice Limited’s commitment to educating its customers on ventilation means they are thrilled to get behind DEFRA’s new clean air strategy consultation.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Publications, Research & Materials Testing

  • Share