Community & Public
Wilkins Builders prides itself on working closely with local public organisations such as Wiltshire Council, Calne and Chippenham Town Councils and Wiltshire & Swindon Fire Authority to produce, maintain and refurbish local community and public buildings.
Beversbrook Community Hall, Calne
Client: Calne Town Council
Wilkins Builders carried out the creation of a new community hall next to the existing recently built sports hall on the Beversbrook Sports site.
Bowood Sports Ground, Derry Hill
Client: Derry Hill Football Club
This project was the construction of a new bespoke changing facility of traditional masonry construction with composite metal sheet roof on traditional timber trusses. It comprises changing rooms with full shower facilities for two teams, disabled users and match officials. It has a meeting room and kitchen plus two external stores and plant room. Plan area 200m2.
Carfax Street Health Centre, Swindon
Client: CHE and Swindon Primary Care Trust
Wilkins Builders undertook a major internal refurbishment of a busy 24 hour walk in health centre in the centre of Swindon including 121 rooms and circulation areas. Open to the public at all times, careful scheduling of the works enabled redecorations and alterations to inside the building without affecting day to day use.
Hilmarton Church Bell Tower
Client: Parochial Church Council
Restoration of the tower which included replacement of the bell frame housing, masonry repairs and creating a bell ringing floor . Donation of a new bell, now called the 'Wilkins Bell’
Client: Hilmarton School
A new bespoke single storey school and community hall building of contemporary blockwork construction with a textured render finish complete with timber sprung floor to the main hall, large kitchen and toilet facilities.
Client: Wiltshire Primary Care Trust
Wilkins Builders carried out fire precaution works within the hospital wards to meet fire regulations. The project also included the replacing of the existing roof covering of the hospital.
Client: Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Beech Ward was a total refurbishment project, completed to high standards expected of the local primary care trust.
Bath Cats and Dogs Home
Client: Bath Cats and Dogs
Wilkins Builders has added a new major name to its growing customer list this year. It has enlarged the Cats and Dogs facility at Claverton Down in Bath. The new Welcome Building costing £400,000 was started in July 2013 and now comprises 40 new cat pens for abandoned cats and mums with kittens. In addition to the new building, 32 dog pens have had their concrete floors refurbished. The works were completed in January 2014.
Sedgefield Gardens, Devizes
Client: Devizes Almshouse CharityValue: £500k
This project has been awarded a Highly Commended Certificate in The National Almshouses Associations Patrons Award. It consisted of the demolition of an existing bungalow and replacing it with 2 one bedroom and 2 two bedroom Almshouse bungalows together with a hexagon shaped laundry room. Working within a couple of metres of existing occupied bungalows, all work proceeded well.
The client had this to say, “The trustees are delighted with both the end product and also with the smooth way in which the construction progressed, particularly taking into account the confined layout of the site and the proximity to the existing almshouse and our neighbour to the south side of the site.
Particular mention must be made of Craig Hicks, who as site manager established good relationships with all parties at the Charity, particularly the residents immediately adjacent to the building site, which was critical in the smooth progression to completion. The minor issues which cropped up were dealt with promptly and efficiently.
The standard of workmanship was high and with relatively minimal snagging passed the exacting standards of our trustees and staff with building experience.”