CONSERVATION & LISTED BUILDINGS
Throughout Buxton’s history we have undertaken a variety of projects to listed and historic buildings. This experience ranges from small scale repairs and refurbishment to the complete rebuilding of dilapidated properties, within tight, inner city terraces and large, country estates.
Our team can display an expertise in the specialist requirements, legislation and appropriate construction methods required for working within listed buildings and bring with them the benefit of years of experience to each project. In all listed and historic projects we take great care in working to preserve and restore desirable features with close liaison with English Heritage and other authorities as experience under archaelogical watching briefs.
Sensitivity is paramount in any work, no matter the size or scale, but particularly with Listed work. Close management and careful selection of all specialist subcontractors is vital in making the project a seamless process from start to finish whilst achieving the highest level of quality required in line with the consent provided.
With decades of experience Buxton are experts in the partnership housing sector and have secured framework status for a number of Registered Providers (RP’s). We are equally adept at new build or refurbishment and work with RP’s, local authorities and private developers on a variety of projects including all forms of tenure, care homes, mixed-use developments and estate regeneration in both rural and inner-city locations.
We have dedicated staff members with in-depth knowledge and experience of the government drivers and benchmarks including meeting the criteria for The Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), Design and Quality Standards and able to identify funding streams from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Our development services include: undertaking site appraisals; providing architectural advice in preparing and reviewing proposed site layouts; securing planning consent; funding advice; acquiring sites; identifying key RP’s to develop the site for construction; and risk management.
Harnessing good working relationships and customer care are core values of our business – on our construction projects we work with clients to meet their specifications and the needs of the individual. Whether working in occupied properties or infill sites we provide a tenant or neighbour liaison service to communicate our plans and work
Buxton has been delivering quality construction services to the health sector for a number of years. Through establishing specialist teams within the business we have built an extensive knowledge base of health care construction know-how, proven methods of delivery and reliable results. Part of this has been acknowledging that early collaboration is vital and that integrating early with key members of the health sector project team, the health care staff and stakeholders will result in project success.
With a talented Planning Manager who fully understands the needs of health care clients and the need for flexibility, we are continually exceeding our health care clients’ expectations now, in real time projects carried out in live hospital sites.
We, as the main contractor, acknowledge that we are not the most important factor in a health care project; it is all about patient care and the hospital’s day to day operations which must be held at the fore so that we accommodate their needs before our own objectives.
Private residential projects often demand the highest specification construction methods and materials across all building sectors.
Our completed, high quality developments are testament to Buxton’s capacity to exceed our private clients’ expectations and high aspirations.
As each private residence is built with its own individual character in mind, the bespoke requirements of each client must be met whilst still offering value-engineering and innovation to facilitate the best delivery of the project in terms of both cost and quality.
Our experience encompasses a great number of projects ranging from the construction of terraced houses, reconstruction and refurbishment of listed buildings, apartments mixed with commercial units, luxury penthouses and individual residences and highly complex refurbishment projects for London Estate clients such as The Bedford Estate, The Howard de Walden and Artesian plc.
Our education experience exceeds over 80 new build, refurbishment and extension projects ranging in value up to £7m. We have used our specialist skills and knowledge to supply both public and private clients alike with high quality, innovative, sustainable and cost effective buildings conducive to learning and suitable for the modern pupil.
Our technical capacity is demonstrated, and has certainly been strengthened, through our eclectic portfolio of projects which spans pre-school, primary and secondary, SEN schools and further education colleges. Features include external landscaping and play areas, arts, sports and leisure facilities, refectories, media rooms and libraries, and of course, sustainability has been a key part of the design process to achieve requisite BREEAM ratings.
Buxton has developed particular expertise in working within an occupied educational environment ensuring the safety of staff and pupils remains paramount with minimal disruption to their learning. We are flexible in our approach and listen to the needs of our end users. Buxton involves students in the construction process by organising hard hat site tours, safety talks and other educational activities where appropriate.
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL
Our commercial portfolio encompasses prestigious new build offices and work place refurbishments, mixed-use developments, retail outlets, warehouses and industrial spaces. When working with commercial clients we are aware of tight deadlines and cost implications and we are able to incorporate these requirements through careful planning and programming without compromising on quality.
Many of our schemes are located in Central London and, as such, require an appreciation of the challenges inherent with working on confined sites and occupied space; a sensitive approach to listed building refurbishments and an in-depth knowledge of effective space planning and reconfiguration – we aim to understand our clients’ operational needs.
There is no blueprint for commercial buildings – one building is not like another, we work with exacting specifications to ensure that our clients gain a commercial space tailored specifically for their business aspirations and growth.
We pride ourselves in constructing community buildings that are fit for purpose, fully accessible to comply with DDA legislation, easy to maintain, and built to the highest standards.
Our schemes include refurbishments, extensions and remodelling to breathe new life into redundant spaces as well as constructing modern, environmentally friendly and purpose designed buildings.
We incorporate sustainable technologies wherever possible and consider the whole life cycle cost of a building, making them more cost efficient to run in the long term. An exemplar scheme for Mildway Community Partnership involved the refurbishment and upgrading of an existing community centre to meet Passivhaus standards of sustainability and recycling and to create a further 35% of usable work space.
On any project we undertake, we endeavour to use local labour, materials and suppliers wherever possible. On all projects we work collaboratively with the different stakeholders involved including local authorities, funding bodies and user groups to provide facilities that best serve community interests.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Buxton has broad sports and leisure experience ranging from recreation grounds, sports halls and pitches, refurbishments to out dated venues, visitor centres and tourist attractions, through to major new build multi-sports and fitness centres.
We deliver projects on time and on budget and have an excellent understanding of the challenges and complexities involved including careful planning and logistics to ensure facilities remain operational whilst work is carried out.