Perpetual House – Linden Homes

Client: Linden Homes

Project: Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire.

Date:  October 2009

Contract:  The former office premises of British Businessman, Sir Martyn Arbib, in Henley town centre were acquired by Linden Homes with a view to converting into high end residential properties.  South Oxfordshire District Council granted planning permission for the conversion in 2009 and work started during 2010.  

The Challenge:  As part of the program of works, the buildings existing roof needed a temporary structure erected to protect it from the worst of the elements whilst the refurbishment work progressed.  The structure had to be designed in such a way as to accommodate the use of a crane throughout the build and it soon became clear that traditional corrugated steel protection would not be suitable.  

The Result: The Ubix system was chosen to provide the temporary protection required, this system is unique in that openings can be created within the lightweight sheeting to enable crane access.  During the winter months that year, parts of the UK were treated to a thick covering of snow, Oxfordshire did not escape the blizzards and neither did our temporary structure in Henley.  Stephen and a few members of the team have distinct memories of being under the sheeting, applying heat and trying desperately to remove the weight of snow from the structure.  Certainly one to remember!

"I have worked with Steve at various companies over the last 12 years. Whenever possible I have always made sure that I get him involved. He is always trying to improve the way his company works and in my view drives the industry forward, he is great to work with and has a well trained and motivated team around him that continually drive standards up”  

- Jeff Dunlop, Senior Surveyor, Linden Homes Southern.

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Perpetual House, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire