Nous Property solutions Haywood Academy conversion

Novus convert listed town hall into modern academy building

  • 12 Jan 2016

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

Latest news

GAI

New GAI fire door safety guidance launched for local authorities and housing associations

Local authorities and housing associations can now access free guidance on self-closing devices for fire doors, as the GAI has launched a new door closer safety checklist.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Publications, Security and Fire Protection

Energy Carbon
Quantum

The next evolution in Stair Nosing design for specification

Quantum Flooring has released its new and most innovative Stair Nosing to date, which marks a new evolution in Stair Nosing specification.

Posted in Articles, Balustrades and Guardrails, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Floors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products

Selectaglaze

Selectaglaze acoustic performance receives the plaudits at renowned Victorian venue

For a theatre restoration project, Selectaglaze secondary glazing was installed to improve acoustic efficiency and sustainability to its arched casement windows.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows