Dunn’s Hat Factory

Value: £2.35 Million

Duration: 35 Weeks

Client: Threadneedle UK Property Select Fund

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This project involved not only the refurbishment of main areas but also the rebranding of the building as a whole to become Dunn’s Hat Factory.

We reconfigured the ground floor space to create a new main reception for the building. This left the feature double height atrium space to be refurbished as a main circulation and communal break out space. A new Ground Floor retail space was also created and refurbished to shell and core. All of these works were undertaken whilst the building remained fully occupied. Logistical challenges were overcome by forming a temporary reception and entrance and maintaining good communication with all parties throughout our works.

The main office area within the Basement was refurbished to a CAT A standard including new Mechanical and Electrical installations. New WC and shower facilities were created to provide commuter facilities for the new Basement bike store.

The residential entrance was also refurbished to a high standard with bespoke joinery elements featuring heavily. The Ground Floor WC facilities were reconfigured to form new superloos featuring bronze fixtures and fittings. The existing passenger lifts were updated to mirror the standard of new finishes throughout.

We updated the external appearance of the building by installing new spandrel panels and curtain walling at Street level, including new entrance doors.

The rebranding of the building took into consideration the historical use of the building as a milliners. Industrial elements were mirrored in the bespoke finishes creating a unique look.

We have subsequently gone on to refurbish other areas of the building.