Quadrant Chester

Hapgoods purchased this distressed 22,000 sq ft office complex outside Chester in March 2014, and immediately commenced a programme of regeneration. Externally the building fabric was stabilised, redecorated and extensive landscaping was completed. Internally all communal areas and the vacant office suites, were upgraded with state of the art décor floor finishes & ceilings, incorporating eco efficient Air Conditioning and LED lighting.

On completion of phase one the complex was fully let within months, and remaining suites have since been upgraded to matching specification mostly for existing tenants. Hapgood Contracting have completed several office fitout contracts directly for tenants where the combination of site knowledge and interior refurbishment pedigree deliver unbeatable value.

The regenerated site has greatly improved the appearance and energy efficiency of the building along with the working conditions for tenants and their staff.
Snowdon Summit
Arguably the highest commercial building in the UK, the café just below the summit of Snowdon underwent redevelopment during 2008. Hapgoods were brought in during 2007 at an early stage of the design, to develop the wall Oak panelling concept into a finished product that could withstand the extremes of humidity and temperature prevalent on the mountain but still provide an attractive durable appearance. Various samples were prepared and left in high level huts on the mountain over the winter of 2007 to more fully establish the effects of humidity and low temperature on the Oak, and based upon the findings the design was crucially adjusted prior to installation during the summer of 2008. With the help of Coed Cymru, Hapgoods were able to secure a source of Welsh Oak for the project, which was prepared, fire treated, sanded & wrapped at their Kinmel Bay depot for onward transport up the mountain. During installation the weather was so poor Hapgoods operatives, who travelled up the mountain daily, reported that clouds were coming in through the doors, however despite this, and subsequently the coldest winter in 30 years the Oak has remained stable vindicating the meticulous planning, preparation and workmanship provided by Hapgoods team.
Hapgoods have completed fitout works at majority of HM Court Services properties throughout North Wales, including Mold, Prestatyn, Llandudno, and Caernarfon. At the Mold shire Hall courts complex, Hapgoods completely upgraded the facility, forming 3 additional magistrates’ courts and circulation areas, refurbished toilet facilities, upgrading Crown Courts 1 & 2 together with administration areas throughout the facility. Hapgoods produced a meticulous programme, in some cases detailed hour by hour as the building remained live and courts were sitting throughout the works. On opening the refurbished facility in May 2010 HMCS regional director Claire Pillman praised Hapgoods, whilst also noting they were often more aware of Court timings when noise could be tolerated than the HMCS staff. Following this success HMCS requested that Hapgoods be involved in the development of courts at the new £7m combined justice centre at Caernarfon. Hapgoods developed the design concepts provided by architects Austin Smith Lord to provide 2 crown courts, 2 magistrates’ courts together with reception counters and a refreshment kiosk. The Court fitouts were on various levels of raised access flooring requiring dwarf walls, counters and secure dock structures to extend to the sub floor in some cases 1.2m below finished floor. The dock particularly involved intricate detailing including cantilever corners and 21mm 5 ply water white glass in order to comply with HMSC design guides. Walls were clad up to 4.5m high with sound absorbent Ash veneer panelling imported from Saint Gobain in Switzerland the sizes being set to a spreadsheet by Hapgoods for processing by Saint Gobain in Toronto, Canada. The project opened in spring 2009, and has been well received by local judiciary.
Bala Industrial Estate Units 1 to 4
Hapgoods acquired this distressed 6,000 sq ft industrial site in March 2017, as part of a larger portfolio purchase. Having been largely untouched since build in 1980’s the units required extensive reworking to adapt to modern operational requirements. Having obtained Snowdonia National Parks consent, the front elevation was extensively modernised to allow safer access with larger vehicles, and incorporating separate pedestrian access. Units were also rewired incorporating LED lighting and the existing asbestos roofs were replaced with insulated profiled sheet roofing. On completion the units were all let within months.
Denbigh Apartments
Hapgoods were appointed by Jacaranda Developments to convert a redundant job centre on Vale Street Denbigh into six modern urban apartments. Hapgoods, who had previously maintained the building for the employment service developed the scheme from planning, obtaining building regulation approval, structural calculations and sound testing through the construction phase to final sign off by building control. Gareth Thomas BSc (Hons). MRICS MCIH of Bob Parry Survey & Valuation commented, “This is the finest apartment conversion I have visited in 20 years surveying”. The project breathed new life into a redundant vacant building on the edge of the commercial centre of Denbigh.
Whilst Hapgoods prefer to avoid the logistical nightmare that is working in London, we will complete one offs where a substantial amount of prefabrication can be prepared at our workshop. Our clients Citibank wished to create a “template” for a new banking format they were to be rolling out across Eastern Europe. Hapgoods project was to manufacture and install Corian topped Stainless Steel frame customer desks, together with Bamboo veneer payment and reception counters. These were installed in a basement branch at Citibank building Canary Wharf. Desks were also manufactured and shipped to Dubai for inclusion in Citibank’s Branch at Dubai Airport.
Debating Chambers
Hapgoods have completed internal fitout works to form debating chambers throughout North Wales, manufacturing and installing desks, wall panelling, acoustic ceilings, sound proofing and data cabling at sites civic buildings including Flintshire, Mold Shire Hall; Flintshire, Ewloe St David’s Park; Denbighshire, Russel House, Rhyl; Conwy County, Bodlondeb Conwy, Anglesey County Council, Llangefni.
Gobowen Hospital
In association with architects TACP, Hapgoods developed entrance area fittings & fixtures at Gabowen Orthopaedic Hospital. A curved reception desk of contempory design with clean sharp lines in Oak veneer was selected to provide a hygienic configuration together with an attractive appearance, lino worktop and Corian upper surfaces. A Servery with Corian surfaces incorporating a backlit fasia and stainless steel fixtures and fittings was also provided, along with matching Corian formed touch screen totems for self service check in.

Arthur Hapgood Limited    Tir Llwyd Enterprise Park   Kinmel Bay   Rhyl   LL18 5JZ   Denbighshire   Tel: 01745 362 900   Email: enquiries@hapgoods.co.uk