Leylands Estate Redevelopment, Derby – The Retail Trust

The Retail Trust is a charity providing residential services for retired retail workers. In line with their strategic property plan, the Trust appointed J Tomlinson to undertake the construction and fit out of an additional Extra Care facility and full refurbishment of a number of Grade 2 listed and heritage buildings and cottages across its Leylands complex.

Scope

Construction and fit out of an additional Extra
Care facility and full refurbishment of a
number of Grade 2 listed and heritage
buildings and cottages across the Leylands
complex.

Client

The Retail Trust

Value

£10M

Completion

March 2011

Services Provided by J Tomlinson

Construction, Refurbishment, Fit Out

Project Background

The Retail Trust is a charity providing residential services for retired retail workers. One of the charity’s multiple properties include The Leylands Estate in Derby, which offers Extra Care and sheltered accommodation. The Estate comprises a range of accommodation, including listed and heritage buildings.

In line with their strategic property plan, The Retail Trust appointed J Tomlinson to undertake the construction and fit out of an additional Extra Care facility and full refurbishment of a number of Grade 2 listed and heritage buildings and cottages across the Leylands complex.

The project required work to be undertaken whilst the care and residential facilities remained operational with minimal disruption to staff and residents. The proposed project encompassed complete segregation of the works area, and careful phasing and decanting.


J Tomlinson Solution

J Tomlinson took time to fully understand both the client and project needs. As the buildings and site were occupied throughout the construction period, it was essential for our team to work sensitively and keep disruption to a minimum. This was achieved by working closely with the project architects and the Leyland’s estate manager throughout the phased working plan.

We undertook a number of specific measures to ensure minimal disruption including arranging material deliveries and waste removals later in the day to avoid excessive early morning noise. Before undertaking noisy operations such as piling, we informed residents of the potential disruption and in accordance with their wishes planned the noisiest activities to be undertaken between mid-morning and early afternoon.

Our extensive expertise in sensitively restoring historic and listed buildings gave the client team confidence in our ability to work with the planners and English Heritage to obtain listed building consent and upgrade the Grade 2 Listed and heritage buildings utilising traditional construction techniques and materials. We collaborated closely with the Architect and the Local Conservation Officer to ensure all building work integrated seamlessly into the surrounding area, and met the required standards.


Project Achievements

  • MINIMAL DISRUPTION– J Tomlinson were able to effectively carry out construction, refurbishment and fit out work at the Leylands Estate, whilst successfully maintaining a working facility causing minimal disruption to residents with no recorded complaints.
  • ON-TIME & IN-BUDGET COMPLETION – J Tomlinson supplied provided a high quality finished product with minimal defects at handover. The works were completed and handed over on time and to budget. This included phasing the projects to cater for the Retail Trust’s capital expenditure plans.
  • COMMENDATION FROM CLIENT – Once the project was complete, we received letters of commendation from both the client and consultants in recognition of our resident focus and our open collaborative consultative approach. John Austin, Director at John Austin & Partners (Quantity Surveyor), commented :“J Tomlinson co-operated with all the professional and other parties to an excellent completion.”