BEAMS – MSSL Ariel House Outbuildings

Holmbury Hill Road, Dorking RH5

Refurbishment of two outbuildings from unused storage spaces into a wellbeing and prayer rooms. The works included structural repairs, internal fabric improvements including thermal upgrades, new electrical and mechanical services.

Our Services: Building Surveyor/Lead Consultant, Quantity Surveyor, CDM Principal Designer
Client: University College London
Contract Value: £252k
Contract Period: 3 months
Contract Type: JCT Minor Works

Restoration and repurposing of two derelict outbuildings into a wellbeing space and a multi-faith prayer room. Internally, the scope of works included thermal building fabric upgrades, new electrical installation including lighting, small power and data, fire alarm and heating system, installation of kitchen tea-point. The original doors were overhauled including the replacement of decayed timber sections and the double doors opening on to the terrace were replaced with new. New internal finishes were carried out throughout as well as fitting of shelving and notice boards.

To accommodate for the new services, a new upgraded power, data, and water supply was brought in by trenching and installing ducts below ground between the outbuildings and Ariel House. Further external works involved structural stonework repairs to the facades of both outbuildings, terrace palisade wall between the outbuildings and to the stone steps including specialist cleaning of the brickwork and painting of the stonework. Broken paving slabs to the terrace area were replaced as well as making rainwater drainage improvements by the installation of aco-drains and outlets.


“It looks absolutely amazing!  I’m so excited that these two derelict buildings have now been restored to a useful space.  Thank you!” – Dr Dimitra Stamogiannou (UCL Institute Manager Institute Manager, Institute for Global Health. Previously Departmental Manager for UCL Space & Climate)


For more information on this scheme, or to discuss working with us, please contact Joe Parker (Director).

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