Florence Hammond House was a 40 bed roomed purpose built care home which was previously run by Birmingham City Council.
This project involved the construction of various small infill extensions and the full refurbishment of the care home which had not been occupied for some time. The building had been badly vandalised, stripped and damaged in all areas with all items incorporating copper, metal, wiring etc having been removed. The site is situated in a predominantly residential area within its own grounds and is located and accessed directly from Broadway Avenue.
The layout of the floor beams necessitated far more remedial structural steelwork for support, the floor had no DPC, the roof space was not insulated, all the ceilings were fixed at differing levels, the floors were screeded to different levels and the general standard of construction was extremely poor. As a result the under drawing of ceilings to accommodate all the mechanical & Electrical services became a necessity and the existing plaster boarded ceilings had to be re-levelled with resilient bar. All the services with the exception of water had been cut off.