Planned Maintenance & Refurbishment

economic benefit in Kettering for every £1 spent

1 and 2 bedroom units for rent

economic benefit in Kettering for every £1 spent

1 and 2 bedroom units for rent

Project

Refurbishment and remodeling of two 1920's mirror image apartment blocks

Location

Kettering

Dates

Montrose Court, Kettering (Block A 2017-2018)

Hamilton House, Kettering (Block B 2019-2020)

Client

 Kettering Borough Council

Value

 £3 million

 

  • two identical blocks of eleven, three-bedroom flats with internal communal stairways

  • complete refurbishment and re-modelling into sixteen, one bedroom flats and two, two bedroom flats

  • ground floor flats are fully accessible for wheelchair users with ramped access, disabled parking bay and scooter storage

  • now a desirable place to live with modern-day standards

  • For every £1 of project spend by KBC has provided £1.91 of economic benefit in Kettering

Kettering Borough Council (KBC) own the two buildings (Block A and Block B) that form Hampden Crescent in Kettering. These imposing structures were built in the 1920s and have had no significant upgrade since.

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As a client you have to trust the contractor you award the contract to, is going to work with you and not against you. Not fighting every decision and trying to make as much money from the client as possible. I know that I can leave the project to Lovell’s team and not have any concerns, if there is a problem they will come to me and we will sort it between us. The quality of the work is very good, the site foreman will not stand for any shoddy work, I know I can walk round the site as often as I require, the site is very tidy and clean. Lovell have also been working in the community with helping the local junior school, decorating a class room, laying a foot-path and inviting the children to site to give them a site safety talk.

Dave Parker,

Project Surveyor for Kettering Borough Council

To make Hampden Crescent a desirable place to live with modern-day standards the complete refurbishment and re-modelling of the flats was required and Lovell were appointed to carry out this work.

This scheme is a major project for KBC. Lovell understood this from the outset and we were keen to work collaboratively and support them through the process. Lovell ensured the pre-start process progressed efficiently, there was an effective start on site at an agreed date and that the construction phase proceeded smoothly.

During the pre-start of the first contract, Lovell absorbed considerable time and cost to make the contract work. Lovell were instrumental in driving this project forward and ensuring it stayed on track. KBC will soon have two eye-catching landmark buildings as well as 36 new one and two bedroom units for rent.

The new Montrose Court (Hampden Crescent Block A) is now a desirable place to live with modern-day standards. The complete refurbishment and re-modelling of the block provides sixteen, one bedroomed flats and two, two bedroom flats. Ground floor flats are fully accessible for wheelchair users with ramped access, disabled parking bay and scooter storage

Kettering BC were very keen to see local businesses and workers employed on this scheme. The Lovell project team have worked closely with local agencies and have successfully employed a substantial number of local tradesmen and SMEs as subcontractors on the project.

Lovell used the LM3 system for evaluating the value to the local economy of our local employment strategy. This project has achieved a score of 1.91. This means that every £1 of project spend by KBC has provided £1.91 of economic benefit in Kettering