Conamar Appointed For London Language School Expansion

Holborn Links, advised by Hanover Cube, has appointed Conamar to handle the £240,000 refurbishment of 8 Southampton Place in London WC1. The building will be occupied by English language school. Bloomsbury International, which is expanding from its adjacent site at 6-7 Southampton Place.

The Grade II listed building comprises 540 sq m (5,813 sq ft) of office space over basement, ground and four upper floors.

Conamar will undertake the overhaul of existing windows; redecoration of the building internally and externally; refurbishment of all toilets and bathrooms; installation of electrical skirting trunking in all rooms and installation of dormer windows to front elevation (subject to planning).

The refurbishment works will be complete by the end of March 2010, following which the building will be ready for occupation by Bloomsbury International.

Neil Dower, Managing Director of Conamar said:

“We already have experience of refurbishing listed buildings through our work on the Pugin Rooms in Marlow, and of difficult-to-access Central London sites through our work on the Rosscourt Mansions overlooking Buckingham Palace, and were pleased that Holborn Links and Hanover Cube were also confident in our delivery to appoint us for this project.”

The project architect is Canaway Fleming Ltd and the quantity surveyor is RLF London.