Works to the dentist surgery consisted of the reconfiguration of the internal building, refurbishment throughout the practice and the conversion of the first floor of the premises to incorporate three new dental surgery rooms, a conference room and two upgraded restroom facilities with generous disabled access incorporated throughout.
This is the second contracted phase of the works to Walker Construction, the first being the full steel framed building conversion, refurbishment and structural amendments throughout, turning the property into a fully functioning dentistry practice.
WSS Construction Consultants (our in-house Design Division) carried out the required design work for the first floor remodelling. Works included the modification of partition walling, installation of suspended ceilings, fire doors, flooring, mechanical and electrical installations and amendments to existing as well as painting and decorating throughout the building. The entire first floor area and ground floor ceiling was fire proofed as part of the contracted works as well as the floor being structurally reinforced to allow for the extra weight of the
partitions and in particular the heavy dental chairs. The ground floor works consisted of the reconfiguration of the practice’s entrance area, construction of a purpose built reception desk, enhancement works to the staff kitchen and administration areas and alterations to the customer waiting area.
Additional works included the installation of lighting and the addition of a roof mounted air conditioning unit. The installation of the air conditioning unit required access via a mobile elevated work platform. When the works commenced to the roof area it was discovered that the area was flooded because of a blocked roof outlet. Due to the weight of the water that had accumulated and the associated safety risk, a cherry picker was used to facilitate the rectification works.
The building was in full operation during our works and obviously being a dental practice and the need for strict hygiene. Therefore very good housekeeping procedures were required. Site access was via a fire escape for the duration of the contract to minimise disruption to the practice users.