• Client: Co-op
  • Location: Snodland, Kent
  • Project: Conversion of public house, new build and fit out of convenience store
  • Value: £1.8m
  • Duration: 28 weeks
  • Description:

This 28-week scheme for Coop was a Design and Build of a two-floor conversion of the town’s historic Bull pub together with a 230m2 new build extension to the rear.

This was a very sensitive scheme owing to the history of the existing Bull pub within the town centre. Special planning considerations had to be tabled with the final design solution taking around three years with considerable local publicity.

Summary of scope of works:
  • Considerable excavation in order to ‘depress’ the new building into the existing levels to minimise its aesthetic impact
  • Delicate and sympathetic choice of external finishes to compliment the pub and the surrounding area
  • Roof designed to mimic the ‘northern light/gable’ effect to compliment the surrounding area
  • Fill of the complete basement area
  • Extensive temporary work to provide propping of the existing structure to permit open sales area to the former public house
  • Engineering solutions to synchronise temporary steel work and installation of the permanent structural solution
  • A full renovation of the pub’s external envelope, including roof repairs, new slates, windows, brickwork repairs, decoration and low pressure washing and cleaning of the existing face brickwork
  • Provision of HGV grade car parking for both customer and goods delivery.
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