Hyde House re-development reaches new milestone
The refurbishment and extension of Hyde House in Winchester passed a new milestone today (Thurs 2), with the topping out of the new extension which links the historic house with the oast barn, to form a new office HQ for Adam Architecture. The Project Managers from Gentle Consulting were pleased to make a presentation to the Leader of Winchester City Council, Cllr George Beckett and to show the progress made with the re-development.
The building works are due to be completed in May 2012 and Cllr Beckett noted the considerable progress made since his last visit to the site. Cllr Beckett commented
When this refurbishment is completed this historic building will not only be given a new lease of life as a wonderful home for local firm Adam Architecture, but also show a vote of confidence in local business. The Council has always supported the development of high quality jobs in the City and this project continues the programme of investment in the City helping make it a destination of choice for high value businesses, hotels and retailers.”
Paul Hanvey, a Director at ADAM Architecture, commented,
The refurbishment work of the Grade 2* listed buildings on Hyde Street for our new offices has been taking place for 7 months. We are very proud of the high quality craftsmanship of this careful restoration, refurbishment and extension of these important listed buildings. Our staff are very excited and looking forward to moving offices in June 2012. These new office will help to promote our position as leaders in traditional architecture and our identity both in the City and with our clients across Hampshire and the UK. When complete the offices will be home to around 80 architects and administrative staff who are involved in developing high quality buildings and masterplans throughout the UK, Europe and around the world.”