Extensive renovation project at Valiant House in Crawley involving large-scale structural building work to rebrand and refresh existing office accommodation - transforming it into a high profile commercial space.
Built in the 1980s, Valiant House is a self-contained two-storey building and semi-industrial office unit. Pexhurst was commissioned as a main contractor to support an architect-led refurbishment of the building, where the intention was to rebrand Valiant House and position it as a cutting edge, contemporary and high specification office building.
The first phase of the project involved a full strip out of the property, which included all mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems, glazing, the entire front entrance and all flooring. Once this was complete, the team was left with a shell of a building made up of exposed steel frames, concrete floors and original roofing.
The job specified that Pexhurst was to create open plan office areas, washrooms and breakout zones, by revamping the existing structure and creating self-contained subsections to allow for separate commercial rentals.
To ensure client specifications were met, Pexhurst managed the full installation of M&E services over the 25 week programme, as well as the installation of new ceilings, exterior cladding, high spec glazing and new raised access flooring throughout.
A new main reception area was developed: the space now showcases a plush timber staircase and luxurious resin floors, along with the installation of new modern lifts.
A large, central atrium now serves as an incredible light and open space, transforming the previously staid 1980s building into a modern example of remarkable architecture and high quality construction work.
The Valiant House project was delivered on time and the work of Pexhurst was praised, thanks to the outstanding quality of the finished product.
Malcolm Hollis London
Valiant House, Churchill Court, Manor Royal, Crawley