Commercial / Office

We have developed several of our own commercial and industrial estates over the last 25 years. This has given us a unique perspective with respect to the design and construction of similar projects.

Our in-house teams are thereby able to provide considerable added value to such projects through innovative and lifecycle design, lean construction and efficient methodologies.

Police Stations
Police Stations

Castle Hill Offices

Police Stations - Estates Change Programme
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: All projects to total £5m

RBB have been commission by Hampshire County Council to deliver part of their Estate Change Programme on behalf of the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

The programme includes major and minor internal refurbishment to create usable office and storage spaces both of existing police stations and of various other buildings, where OPCC have or will be entering into partnership arrangements. The existing two police stations are currently operational and may be subject to continuing operations when works are progressed.

RBB have completed the following Estate Change Programme projects so far:

• Fountains Café / Southampton CC - £245k - Refurbishment of existing café adding other facilities

• Gosport Council - £152k - Reconfiguration and refurbishment of council accommodation

• Portswood Police Station – £600k - 8 weeks, two phased refurbishment

• Portsmouth CC Offices - £635k - Demolition of existing walls, new partitioning M&E services, ceilings, flooring and doors
Castle Hill Offices
Castle Hill Offices

Castle Hill Offices

Castle Hill Offices
Client: Hampshire County Council
Value: £650k

Internal Alterations and refurbishment to Hampshire County Council’s Grade II listed Castle Hill Offices in Winchester.
Green Marine
Green Marine

Green Marine

Green Marine
Client: Green Marine Ltd
Value: £180k

This project involved the refurbishment to the premises of Volvo Ocean Race builder Green Marine in Hythe.
Berthon Boatyard
Berthon Boatyard

Berthon Boatyard

Berthon Boatyard
Client: Berthon Boat Company Ltd
Value: £950k

Raymond Brown was approached by Berthon Marina as they were seeking a construction partner for the re-development of an open-sided shed in Berthon Boat Yard, Lymington, where the company deals with all aspects of yacht maintenance, refits and boat repairs. This negotiated contract was agreed on an open-book basis.

The West Solent Shed which was an open-sided shed and was re-developed to be used as a store for MoD and RNLI boats. Works included:

The refurbishment of existing steelwork
Additional steel columns
- Cladding to the side and front elevations
- New Curtain wall glazing to side elevation
- New roof incorporating sky lights
- New roller shutter doors
- New power floated ground bearing slab
- M&E installations included a new dust extract system, lighting and WC facilities.
Parley Court Business Centre
Parley Court Business Centre

Parley Court Business Centre

Parley Court Business Centre
Client: The Trustees of the Dampney Family
Value: £1.1m

This project involved the conversion of derelict agricultural barns at Parley Farm into a character business centre adjacent to Bournemouth Airport.

Raymond Brown Building won the contract and 15 months later, the newly refurbished barn business units were ready for occupation and lease.

Following on from the success of Phase 1, Raymond Brown were invited to tender again for the repair of the remaining two buildings, the Dairy Building and the Cart Shed.

The original contract was to re-roof and associated repair work to the two derelict agricultural barn buildings at Parley Court Farm, within a 12 week period.

During the contract, the Client requested significant additional works resulting in the complete refurbishment and fit out of the Cart shed to form unique character office space for rental income and also an adjoining commercial kitchen unit to house the contract catering business serving the Client’s wedding location business at Parley Court Manor.