Our Special Projects division focuses on the construction of individually designed buildings, large refurbishment and extensions, and the repair and renovation of listed and historic buildings.
Working primarily with architects and surveyors, we undertake contracts of between £5000 and £1.5 million in value and within a 40-mile radius of Oxford. With a dedicated management team and directly-employed experienced craftsmen and a close-knit specialist supply chain, we are committed to producing the high calibre work that has been the hallmark of Kingerlee for over 150 years.
An exciting project for Corpus Christi College comprising the alteration and refurbishment of the college’s main kitchen, including the installation of external glazed canopy over the kitchen entrance and extension into the basement of an existing lift shaft.
Work also included alterations to staff room, changing rooms/shower facilities and the installation of new walk-in freezers and a wine cellar.
The project was in eleven phases to enable the kitchen facilities to remain in use during the works.
Refurbishment and conversion of a 17th Century, grade 2 listed property in Oxfordshire. This project involved the strip out of an existing habitable area of ground floor that comprised of passage, study, kitchen and 2 adjacent barns. Both barns have been re-roofed with reclaimed roof tiles and the pitched ceiling of the middle barn has been boarded and lime plastered to leave the existing structural timbers exposed. Structural repairs were made to both the roof and an internal mezzanine platform.
New electrics have been fitted throughout with a new underfloor heating system laid within the screed and new first fix mechanical to serve a new utility room and kitchen.
There were new decorations throughout, and purpose made joinery cupboards were fitted within the new entrance hall along with a bespoke oak staircase with glass balustrade.