RG Carter wins 14m Norwich city job

Published:  28 September, 2012

NORWICH: RG Carter has won a 14m refurbishment deal to modernise Norfolk County Council's 1960s built headquarters.

Carter will be working closely with NPS Property Consultants and the council to plan the work which will start in the spring of 2013 and last until 2015.

Mike Britch, managing director of NPS Property Consultants, said: "The most obvious sign that County Hall needs major maintenance is the scaffolding protecting staff and visitors from falling facing tiles, but in fact there are other less visible problems that have to be put right.

"Things such as leaks in the roof drainage system, hidden inside the walls, and problems with the sewers, drains, water and heating systems that are reaching the end of their lives.

"It is a challenging but exciting project. We are fortunate to have, in RG Carter, a company that has experience in this sort of major project in a working office building. It is bound to be disruptive, but the planning now going on will keep this to a minimum."

Energy efficiency improvements will include insulation to the inside of exterior walls, secondary glazing to cut heat loss through the original bronze metal single-glazed windows, and a new heating and ventilation system.

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