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Our Commercial Property Clients

RCL Construction have worked on a variety of construction projects for both developers on commercial, industrial and retail premises, the public sector and private individuals.

RCL Construction also provide property maintenance support to a growing number of organisations across Wales , The Midlands and North West of England.

Below is a selection of our past & present work which the RCL Construction management team have successfully completed for our clients.

Residential home extension – Chester

Home extensions ChesterA recent successful completion of a major home extension saw RCL Construction undertake major works comprising of a new extension to the side of a beautiful home just outside Chester.

The premises also received a total refurbishment ensuring that the building is now a beautiful new home for it’s residents.

If you are looking for a builder to complete your  home extension please call RCL Construction today

London Road Fire Station Manchester

London Road Fire Station in Manchester was opened in 1906. It cost £142,000 to build and was built by J. Gerrard and Sons of Swinton. It has been a Grade 2 listed building since 1974.

In addition to a fire station, the building housed a police station, an ambulance station, a bank, a coroner’s court, and a gas-meter testing station. The fire station operated for eighty years, housing the firemen, their families, and the horse-drawn appliances that were replaced by motorised vehicles a few years after its opening. It was visited by royalty in 1942, in recognition of the brigade’s wartime efforts. After the war it became a training centre and in 1952 became the first centre equipped to record emergency calls. However, the fire station became expensive to maintain and after council reorganisation decline set in.

Manchester listed building worksThe fire station closed in 1986, since when it has been largely unused despite several redevelopment proposals. It was placed on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register in 2001 and in 2010 Manchester City Council served a compulsory purchase order on the fire station’s owner, Brittania Hotels. Britannia announced in 2015 their intention to sell the building opening up the possibility of redevelopment after nearly 30 years of dereliction.

London Road Fire Station was put on the market on 1 May 2015 . Allied London acquired the firestation on 16 November 2015

RCL Construction has undertaken significant works at the premises including:

the installing of steel props to support the engine room floor from the basement and
designing and installing support scaffold to support the external walkways in the courtyard at first floor level.

RCL Construction has significant experience of working on historic buildings and if you are looking to undertake work on a listed building do call us today.

Restaurant refurbishment – Bollicinis in Chester

restuarant refurbishment ChesterChester’s finest Italian restauarant and cocktail bar receives building makeover!

RCL Construction has completed a full refurbishment of Chester’s award winning restaurant Bollicinis –  including:

  • a complete re wiring,

  • new heating and ventilation,

  • new flooring throughout,

  • new bar and waiter stations,

  • glazed balustrading,restuarant refurbishment Chester

  • banquette seating

  • and complete redecoration throughout.

The photos show the excellent professional finish to this project which has clearly established the restuarant location as the finest Italian restuarant in Chester.

If you are looking for a refurbishment of your restuarant, church or other commercial premises please do contact us today.

Chester City Walls Project

City walls chester building worksRCL Construction were commissioned to build steps from the Roman City walls leading to the Chester Cathedral Falconry centre and Deans garden.

Planning and listed building consent were required for the oak and metal mesh staircase as well as scheduled ancient monument consent from Historic England. That’s because this section of the walls is a scheduled monument and grade I listed.

The steps also sit on the Abbey Green Roman site, which is also a scheduled monument due to its archaeological significance, as the site was once home to the vast barrack blocks which housed the Roman soldiers of fortress Deva, the largest Roman fortress in Britain. The area is currently the subject of a community archaeology project.

Due to the significance of the walls, the design of the stairs is free-standing, with no means of support from the walls. And because of the importance of the Roman remains, the design minimises the requirement to excavate for foundations.

St Michael’s Church, Pensby

St Michaels Church Pensby building worksSt. Michaels Church, Pensby was built in 1957.

RCL Construction has undertaken a variety of building works which included the demolition of several brick columns and the installation of a 11m steel beam to facilitate opening up the floor area of the Church. Additional works have included extensive re wiring and the installation of a new light and audio system, new ceilings throughout and the complete re decoration and carpeting of the premises. The works were undertaken between March 2015 and June 2015.

As part of the overall refurbishments the church has benefitted from the creation of an open and flexible space in the nave by the removal of brick structures and pews. Improvements have been made to acoustics, lighting and finishes. A previously underused corner of the church has been turned into a welcoming prayer space. The stained glass window in the east end has been set within a white wall and is now back-lit, creating a focal point.

 

St Mary’s Church Nantwich, Cheshire.

St Marys Church Nantwich Building worksSt Mary’s Church is in the centre of the market town of Nantwich, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. It has been called the “Cathedral of South Cheshire” and it is considered by some to be one of the finest medieval churches, not only in Cheshire, but in the whole of England. The architectural writer Raymond Richards described it as “one of the great architectural treasures of Cheshire”.

The building dates from the 14th century, although a number of changes have since been made, particularly a substantial 19th-century restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The church and its octagonal tower are built in red sandstone. Features of the church’s interior include the lierne-vaulted ceiling of the choir, the carved stone canopies of the sedilia in the chancel, and the intricately carved wooden canopies over the choirstalls together with the 20 misericords at the back of the stalls.

RCL Construction has undertaken various conservation works to replace and restore external rain water systems.

Nantwich Town Council

Building works Nantwich Town Council Nantwich Civic Hall opened its doors on 1st December 1951 and has been a venue for entertainment, parties and special occasions since. There are two function rooms where these events take place, the Main Hall and the Peggy Killick Suite.

The main hall has the largest sprung dance floor in Cheshire and is used for a complete spectrum of events, from community social and keep fit activities, through to opera and stage shows, and is the headlining venue for the annual Nantwich Jazz Blues and Music Festival where many of stars and music icons / legends have performed on stage!

RCL Construction has undertaken building works which have comprised of internal alterations and modifications to provide new updated toilet facilities.  This has included refurbishment and updating of both the ladies, gents and disabled toilets including the installation of new walls, ceilings, floor coverings. In addition the following have been installed – new IPS panels, complete rewiring, a new ventilation system and  the formation of new lobby area. One of the largest tasks has been the installation of a new suspended ceiling in the main hall together with the creation of a new emergency exit and steps from the main hall.

The works were carried out between January 2015 and March 2015 .

Macdonald Hotels

Macdonald Hotels building worksSet in beautiful countryside amidst rolling hills, the luxurious and elegant Macdonald Portal Hotel near Chester provides some of the finest luxury accommodation in the Cheshire area.  The hotel is renowned for it’s excellent service and the finest dining experience within a stunning country location.

RCL Construction has undertaken various internal and external refurbishment works  at the Portal Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in Tarporley, Cheshire. In addition other building works have also been undertaken at the Hill Valley Hotel Golf resort and Spa, New Blossoms Hotel Chester,  Craxton Wood Hotel Near Chester,  Kilhey Court Hotel Wigan and the Lymm Hotel, Warrington.

Malbank High School and 6th Form College, Nantwich, Cheshire.

Malbank High School building works Nantwich “Malbank stands out for the quality of teaching, the quality of learning and the fact the students are receiving a truly excellent education.”

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools on his visit to Malbank School and Sixth Form Centre

RCL Construction has provided building works support for this private school based in Nantwich, Cheshire.

This has included Disability discrimination Act (DDA) access works including the installation of a new disabled lift and new doors, decoration and refurbishment works.

Grosvenor Estates – Former St. Johns School, Chester.

st johns school chester building worksRCL Construction has undertaken extensive building works on the the former Chester Visitor Centre and Café, at the junction of Little St John Street and Vicars Lane.

The Victorian building, which once housed St John’s School has been transformed into a modern office environment and will create 4,864 sq ft of offices with 12 parking spaces.

RCL Construction undertook the internal strip out and demolition works which included asbestos removal throughout the building.

Grosvenor Estates – Eccleston Paddocks

building works cheshire Grosvenor estatesRCL Construction has undertaken extensive works in a period property on behalf of Grosvenor Estates.

Eccleston Paddocks (or The Paddocks) is a large house in the village of Eccleston, Cheshire. It is recorded as a designated Grade II* listed building. The house has 2½ storeys and a basement. The basement and ground floor are in red sandstone with horizontal bands of lighter stone. The upper part of the house is in red brick with some blue-brick diapering and stone bands; the dressings are in carved stone. The roof is of red tiles, it is steep and hipped and rising from its apex is a massive brick chimney.

This substantial contract was started in July 2014 and was completed in November 2014. The building works comprised of a complete internal refurbishment including:

  • asbestos removal,
  • complete re wiring,
  • complete new plumbing and heating system
  • new extension at rear of house
  • roof works,
  • re plastering internal alterations
  • new kitchen and bathrooms
  • full redecoration

Church Coppenhall Pre school, Crewe.

building works coppenhall pre school creweChurch Coppenhall Pre-School is run by a committee. It originally opened in 1971, and moved premises in 2008. It operates from a designated pre-school unit within Oakefield Primary and Nursery School in Crewe and access is suitable for all persons. Children have access to enclosed outdoor play areas. The setting operates each weekday from 08.00 to 18.00 during term time.

RCL Construction has recently compelted extensive renovation works which comprised of internal alteration and remodelling of class rooms, the installation of a new staircase and construction of new toilets.

Allied Infrastructure – Airbus, Broughton, Cheshire.

Allied infrastructure building contractorRCL Construction has recently undertaken work for Allied Infrastructure, a multi-disciplined specialist services contractor working primarily in the Airports, Highways, Defence, Construction sectors.

RCL Construction completed the new CNC building next to the air traffic control building at Airbus, Broughton, Chester. The contract commenced in November 2014 and was completed in February 2015.

The Broughton site is where such aviation classics as De Havilland’s Comet and Mosquito were produced during its history – it is responsible for assembling the wings for all Airbus civil aircraft, including the new A350 XWB. Producing over 1,000 wings a year, the site employs more than 6,000 people – primarily in manufacturing, but also in engineering and support functions such as procurement and finance.

Adelaide Street School – Crewe, Cheshire.

adelaide street school crewe refurbishments worksRCL Construction has undertaken a range of classroom remodelling and refurbishment works at Adelaide Street School in Crewe. Adelaide School is the founding member of the Adelaide Academy Trust and through their network of schools they are able todevelop and share expertise.

The classroom refubishments included the infilling of a courtyard to create a new staff room, store room and enlargement of two offices. This included the complete decoration and new installation of new floor coverings.

Work commenced at the school in August 2014 and was completed in  December 2014

The Riverview Public House – Birkenhead

Major renovations were undertaken to a Birkenhead public house – The Riverview.The Riverview Public House building refurbishments

The project included major external renovations to the roof , and the exterior of the building – both side and front eleveations. The building work was undertaken to high standards throughout and has made a major impact on the external and internal aspect of the property.

The extensive building renovations included:

  • Repairs to the roof covering which included cleaning, repairing and replacing of guttering, renovation work to the gable ends and rendering and plastering chimney stacks
  • Adding external hopper and making improvements to external pipework
  • Decoration work and repairs and replacments of first and second floor windows were carried out as was the replacement and decoration of the ground floor bay windows.
  • Exterior painting of the premiseswhich included all the doors, frames, gates, railings and cellar hatch
  • Internal Renovations across the building
  • Full decoration work to the living quarters including the renewal of the ceiling in the master bedroom and the installation of additional floor strapping and repairs to the sash windows.

This is one of many building renovation works recently completed by RCL Building Services.

The Exchange, Chester

RCL Building Services have completed full refurbishments for new offices based at The Exchange, Chester.

All works were completed to the highest quality standards and included a variety of works to ensure that the new office buildings would attract major new service clients.

Works completed included :The exchange chester new building refurbishment

  • Supply, installation and tiling of both the kitchen areas and shower rooms (including the shower cubicles with fixtures and fittings, including all plumbing work)
  • The building of 4 POD offices and Plotters room that included raised flooring alterations and suspended ceiling works
  • Modifications and additions to existing air conditioning including shower and kitchen vent systems, hot and cold and soil and waste to shower and kitchen
  • Electrical works consisting of remodelling power, data points, additional lighting circuits and new light fittings
  • Installation of water detection sensor and fire and intruder alarms
  • Full decoration to all walls and pillars and varnishing to existing skirting
  • Supply and fit of new blinds to all windows
  • Flooring work consisting of installation of acoustic flooring to reception, kithcen and plotters room. Alterations to existing carpeted areas and new vinyl fitted.
  • Supply and fit of new doors and skirting
  • Supply and fit of new office signage

Chester Racecourse

Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539.  Over recent years the racecourse  has made significant investments in the course  including the development of the Pavilion facility, Restaurant 1539, bar, terrace and paddock facilities.

Named after the year horseracing first began at Chester, the 1539 Restaurant & Bar is one of the finest corporate hospitality venues in the UK. www.chester-races.co.uk

The management team at RCL Building Services has completed a range of building and construction projects over many years and this included the building of the stunning 1539 Restaurant , bar and terrace.

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