Novus Property Solutions, the national maintenance new build and refurbishment contractor has revealed their development of a block of departments located in Liverpool’s Albert Dock. The redevelopment consists of 200 apartments that will look out at the Albert Dock area.
The existing building that has been transformed was finished in 2003. However, it was in a poor condition due to its exposed location. It required a great deal of work to restore the building to the desired standard. The projects were managed by Premier Estates, who has been involved in the development for the past two years. Premier undertook the challenging tender process. Novus were tasked to bring the Dock area building back to its best.
Preparations for the project started in July 2016. The team working on the building were adhering to the strict Swedish Standards that will help with protecting the steelwork on the building from the weather and water. The Novus team working on the building from the Liverpool office started to prepare all of the surfaces of the building which included jet washing the exterior of the building as well as preparing all the steelwork using needle guns, hand grinders and rotary wire brushes. The operatives at Novus Property Solutions had to uplift and relay a waterproof membrane on the penthouse balcony flooring as well as sealing the external windows. This waterproofing was undertaken because of the issues that were found with water ingress in some of the apartments.
The work on the exterior was completed in December 2016, and now fits in with its surroundings on the Liverpool waterfront. The project took five months and included a great deal of coordination with the client as well as the buildings residents. There were also challenges faced to bring equipment in, the building is designed to sit on stilts and have space for a car park underneath. Therefore, the residents had to move their cars during the works to avoid damage by the work.