We’re coming towards the conclusion of a fascinating project that Martello has been involved with at Union Crescent in Margate and thought we’d share with you a little bit of the detail around this high end conversion.

The project itself is a conversion of part of the old Thanet Press building into an art gallery on the ground floor, with a commercial print studio on the first floor, along with a two bedroom apartment. Martello were commissioned by the client Carl Freedman Galleries Ltd at the end of 2017 to undertake the Building Regulations submission and to co-ordinate the project conversion. The design for the project was created by Principal Designer and London-based architect Matheson Whitely and cleverly incorporates the modern, high quality finishing detail that the client desires into the aged building, successfully re-purposing the building’s use for a modern gallery and print studio. We have been working alongside the Principal Contractor for the project – G & W Gardner Building Contractors as well as Murray & Jones Electrical Contractors and Grummants (Heating & Plumbing Services) Ltd to deliver the project which is scheduled for completion at the end of April 2019.

There are a couple of really interesting details of particular note, which will look stunning in the completed building. Firstly a beautiful, bespoke concrete staircase that has been purpose built for the entrance of the gallery.

Secondly, not something new, but something certainly brought back to life! When we started to look at the existing floors within the building, underneath 50+ years of grime and dust we discovered some beautiful Terrazzo flooring. This stunning, original feature, will be repaired, polished and brought back to life for the finished project.

We’re looking forward to bringing you some finished images from the project over the coming weeks and you can find lots of images from this project and others that Martello are involved in on our Facebook and Instagram pages. For more details about the building consultancy services we provide at Martello, please take a look at our website or contact our team on 01303 856469.