Cathedral Street, Norwich

Conversion of three terraced offices into residential flats & dwellings


Conversion of three terraced offices into residential flats & dwellings.

What we did:

The Construction Co were appointed to carry out the full refurbishment of three terraced offices into two office units and six domestic apartments. The scheme had been designed by Anglia Design LLP for the client and required elements of re-designing as the building structure was uncovered due to its previous conversion. The property was fully re-roofed with areas of the timber roof structure being replaced due to age and infestation.

The properties required new individual water & electricity service supplies for each flat and a new landlords lobby had to be created to locate these new meters. A new service duct system was installed throughout the property and was required to supply each flat. New doorways, window openings, staircases and walls were required to be installed to section the property and meet the required regulations for sound, fire and access to each individual apartment.

The two remaining commercial units were then also converted into domestic duplex apartments. The basement of each were tanked to allow the areas to be used as habitable areas.

Key Points

  • Conversion from office to residential
  • New Services supplied to dwellings and flats
  • Structural alterations required on site during works
  • 12 month project length


What this client had to say...

Alan Watling – Director of Geoffrey Watling (Norwich) Limited

Since 2010, Geoffrey Watling (Norwich) Limited have used The Construction Co on 2 major building works. These being 6 new bungalows built on The Glebe at Hemsby together with the conversion of a long redundant office building in Cathedral Street, Norwich. This consisted of 3 former Victorian terrace houses together with a 1960’s rear extension into 8 modern self-contained flats. Both projects were completed to a very high quality that is rarely seen in this age of skilled shortages. Further with both projects together costing over £1 million, the Construction Company acted as the quantity surveyor on both projects – saving us the expense of employing one. We would not hesitate to use the Construction Company on any further building project.