Located within the sought after Regent Centre, a stone’s throw away from the bustling Gosforth High Street, Northumbria House (a former office building) encompasses 73 beautifully converted, spacious apartments with high quality finishes and a designer edge, split into 51 one-bedroom and 22 two bedroom apartments.
Each one bedroom apartment features open plan living, kitchen and dining areas with a Juliet balcony and adjoining bedroom and bathroom, with two bedroom apartments including an en-suite to the master bedroom. Through Tolent’s effective management, we were able to deliver the project 3 weeks early and on budget. Prior to our engagement, the building underwent a soft strip internally and externally, bringing the building back to its concrete columns, floors and cores. work commenced.
The envelope works to the façade commenced immediately after the initial enabling works, which comprised of a lightweight SFS frame with a cementitious weatherboard finish with an aluminium rainscreen cladding. Low level masonry was constructed with a glazed curtain walled entrance. Inset windows were installed together with Juliet balconies with glazed balustrades, which add a modern and clean aesthetic and allow light to flow freely into the apartments.
There was a step in the building at level 2, and as such both the ground and first floor were completed with a traditional buff brick fixed to the structural steel frame. Level 2 and the levels above received a ventilated rainscreen cladding system, fixed to the lightweight SFS frame.
Tolent presented the concept of pre-fabricated bathroom pods to the client as this was not included in the original design specifications. Tolent worked with the client and supplier to produce a prototype to inform design as well as quality expectations which acted as a benchmark during the installation process. The prefabrication of the 95nr bathroom pods saved time, reduced material handling, reduced wastage and increased quality.
Newcastle upon Tyne