Category Archives: Public Sector

Rockingham Estate Play Assoc

Location: London SE1
Client: The London Borough of Southwark
Architect: Robert Loader Associates

With the use of various contrasting materials and finishes, this small annexe typifies the modern approach to building. Poor ground conditions necessitated the requirement for piling and reinforced ground beams.

The timber framed building has a face brickwork exterior alongside Swedish pine windows, galvanised steel cills and reveals, open timber soffit and glazed automatic sliding doors. Attention to detail was paramount and the fine finishes were achieved through close co-ordination between the architect, the client and ourselves.

Upminster Library

Location: Upminster, Essex
Client: London Borough of Havering
Architect: Mouchel Parkman

The refurbishment of Upminster Library transformed a dowdy 1970’s built concrete frame building into a modern, user friendly environment for the community. The refurbishment provided disabled access facilities on two levels, curtain walling, new roof coverings and remodelling of the library layout.

A completely new heating and ventilation system, together with state of the art lighting and communications leaves the newly refurbished library very much in the 21st century.



Club House

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Client: Waltham Abbey Town Council
Architect: Curtis Taunton Partnership

With the success of a lottery funding application, Waltham Abbey Town Council has rejuvenated an area of local waste ground, providing sports amenities for the local community. Part of this scheme was the erection of a single story community centre and social club.

The landfill site demanded piled foundations with a reinforced suspended ground slab incorporating a methane barrier and ventilation. Internal fit out included the installation of a hardwood bar and servery, anti vandal electric window shutters and the usual quality finishes. Cityline are pleased to have worked with their local Council on this and many other projects.


Eastwell House – Social Housing Upgrade

Location: London SE1
Client: The London Borough of Southwark
Architect: Scanlans Consultant Surveyors LLP

Eastwell House is a 4 storey maisonette block in the Tabard Garden Estate in Southwark. The contract involved the renewal of kitchens, bathrooms and WC’s in 50 No. occupied flats. Additionally, complete new heating systems were installed and each flat was rewired. New lateral mains were also installed to the entire block.

Working in occupied units, especially when working with electrics, heating, kitchens and bathrooms, is a problem to both builders and tenants alike. The works were completed within the contract period to the delight of all concerned. This success was achieved through excellent site management and control, a first class tenant liaison officer and a swift building of trust between the contractor and the tenant.



Digby Greenways Estate

Location: Bethnal Green, E2
Client: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

These two five story maisonette blocks in the heart of London’s East End are typical of the properties that we work on for various local authorities in the London area. The scheme required improved access and security provisions for the tenants. A tower was built to each block providing a lift, lift lobby and rubbish chute facilities and was constructed using traditional methods and materials. The towers were enhanced externally by the unusual lead covered roof above four sided glazed plant room, with a large reconstituted stone cornice.

A new entry system, including secure entrance doors to each block and to each landing, together with new steel and mesh balustrades, have improved both the appearance and the security of these buildings.