Contract Name: Frognal Place, Sidcup
Contract Value: £6.1 million
Contract Period: 80 weeks
Architect: Studio E Architects
Client: The Hyde Group

Rydon has delivered a contract to refurbish an existing development in South East London comprising 82 flats in 11 blocks, originally built as NHS accommodation for staff based at the Queen Mary’s Hospital site nearby.

The Hyde Group appointed Rydon to undertake minor structural alternations, stripping the existing accommodation block down to the existing outer shell and delivering an interior refurbishment and reconfiguration of the building into 84 two and three bed units. Additional groundworks were also carried out on the project, with minimal impact to the existing car park and Frognal Place’s surrounding landscape.

Frognal Place’s 84 units have been split into twelve blocks over a three phased approach, with designated blocks in both a shared ownership and intermediate market rented accommodation guises. This creates an inclusive specification as the individual units are made more accessible and affordable for a range of tenants.

Rydon allocated one of the twelve blocks as temporary accommodation for the decanting process throughout the course of the scheme to ensure a smooth refurbishment of the building.

The new units have been fitted out with modern and up-to-date furnishings and upholstery. Rydon has collaborated with the Hyde Group to donate the old furniture to charity.