Bryen & Langley Limited
due mid July 2018
Hertfordshire House is a redevelopment of an existing 1960’s office building previously owned and operated by St Albans District Council.
The new scheme comprises 26 one bedroom apartments split over five floors with two of these units being at Penthouse level. Each apartment has been carefully designed to work with the layout of the existing frame,remaining staircase and structural core of the building.
The original Crittall glazed façade has been removed in its entirety along with the existing asbestos, lift, second staircase, roof top plant room, stone spandrel panels around the perimeter of each floor, ground floor glazing and all internal partitions. The building has been taken back to the original concrete frame.
The new works involve additional structural strengthening with the introduction of a new structural steel framework to support the external façade which will comprise a mixture of brickwork, zinc and new double glazed windows.
At roof level the two Penthouse units rise above the St Albans skyline and make a pleasing contrast with their glass and zinc finish.
Internally the apartments are due to be fitted out to a modern interior design palette of finishes to walls, floors and ceilings in both the apartment’s and common parts.
At ground and lower ground floor these are due to be left as a “shell” finish for future retail use.
Externally there is a signature soft and hard landscaping scheme with private space for the occupants of the apartments.