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London’s property prices continue to be squeezed

In London, demand is tightest. Permitted development rights for office to residential conversions are providing a rich seam of income for developers and a welcome revitalisation of many urban sites, but there’s no question that they’re further tightening an already-constrained commercial market. According to Property Week, in the most prime areas of the West End … Continue reading “London’s property prices continue to be squeezed”

Construction output on a high

Meanwhile construction continues apace, with output hitting a seven-month high in September, led by the fastest rise in residential activity for a year. The Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index showed that the residential, commercial and civil engineering sectors all rebounded in September following a dip in August. This was the fastest recorded growth since February, … Continue reading “Construction output on a high”

Conamar completes refurbishment of central London residence

Conamar has completed a multi-million refurbishment of a private residential property comprising five flats over five floors on Baker Street, W1, close to Regent’s Park. Conamar’s role involved demolition and structural alterations, mechanical and electrical services and the co-ordination of finishing trades. Challenges faced while completing the project included scheduling and delivering so many services … Continue reading “Conamar completes refurbishment of central London residence”

Partnership with John Lewis on shop renovation helps London-based charity

Working in partnership with John Lewis, Conamar has completed a full refurbishment of the Cardinal Hume Centre’s charity shop in Westminster – close to John Lewis’s head office in Victoria, London. The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness, focusing on four areas of need: income, … Continue reading “Partnership with John Lewis on shop renovation helps London-based charity”

Conamar completes first new concept Kwik Fit Facility

Conamar has completed a new tyre fitting facility in Dereham, Norfolk, for Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive repair company. Conamar constructed a new 3,982 sq ft (370 sq m) building over two storeys with a landmark curved steel roof. The building has new tyre fitting and laser wheel alignment facilities, storage spaces for new … Continue reading “Conamar completes first new concept Kwik Fit Facility”

Conamar appointed for Merton College refurbishment

Conamar has been appointed by Merton College, part of the University of Oxford, to refurbish Rose Lane 5, its 3,000 sq ft accommodation building in Oxford city centre. The existing accommodation, which includes 17 one-bedroom student rooms, is in need of upgraded facilities for its students, as well as conference delegates visiting the university in … Continue reading “Conamar appointed for Merton College refurbishment”

Conamar Completes Work on New Kuoni Concession in Four John Lewis Stores

Conamar has recently completed work for John Lewis, bringing new Kuoni concessions to its Oxford Street, Southampton, Reading and Cardiff department stores. The concessions for the luxury holiday specialist are situated in the customer service areas, adjacent to John Lewis’s Gift List departments and range from 444 sq ft (41 sq m) to 821 sq … Continue reading “Conamar Completes Work on New Kuoni Concession in Four John Lewis Stores”

Stevenage Firm Supports Mental Health Charity in Four-Day Cycle Ride to Germany

John O’Donnell, a Contracts Director at family-owned Stevenage building contractor Conamar, was one of a team of 26 riders, made up of John Lewis partners and members of other businesses working for the Partnership, to have completed a 340 mile sponsored cycling challenge from Victoria to Düsseldorf, helping to raise £15,000 for SANE – a … Continue reading “Stevenage Firm Supports Mental Health Charity in Four-Day Cycle Ride to Germany”

Conamar Appointed by Howard De Walden Estate for Regent’s Park Refurbishment

The Howard de Walden Estate has appointed Conamar to handle the £0.45m refurbishment work at 32 Devonshire Place, in London W1, close to Regent’s Park. Conamar will complete internal refurbishment work on the three-bedroom flat including sound proofing, restoring marble fireplaces, re-wiring the electrics and fitting bespoke kitchen and cabinetry. Further works will also include … Continue reading “Conamar Appointed by Howard De Walden Estate for Regent’s Park Refurbishment”

Conamar Appointed for John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre in Cookham

Conamar has been appointed by John Lewis Partnership to create a new £1.5m heritage centre at Grove Farm in Cookham, Berkshire. Conamar will construct a new pattern-viewing building and archive centre as well as completing a full refurbishment of the existing pottery building that was used to make items for John Lewis stores during the … Continue reading “Conamar Appointed for John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre in Cookham”