Friday, 16 December 2011

Shop fit out progress - Oxford

Strip out phase near completion

Strip out nears completion of mccarthyinteriors project in Oxford. First fix fitout, mechanical + Electrical commenced.

Fixed and loose furniture designs complete with manufacture of bespoke items taking place off site for delivery and installation in January.  

Thursday, 15 December 2011

mccarthyinteriors - Retail shop fitout underway - Oxford

Soon to be new exclusive Gentlemens tailors

mccarthyinteriors are delighted to have commenced the strip out works on a vacant shop in the exclusive Jericho area of Oxford. When complete the shop will add to our clients premises in Solihull, Birmingham and Leamington Spa as an award winning exclusive gentlemens tailor.

The interior design and fit out follows their unique style and brand. All the cabinets are bespoke designed and finsihed with high quality materials.

Progress to completion updates and pictures to follow.   

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

mccarthyinteriors commences major new £1m+ Midlands project

mccarthyinteriors have commenced major civils and interior refurbishment works to a circa 100,000 sq.ft commercial industrial unit at Hams Hall in the Midlands.

Works include full two storey office refurbishment, fit out and furniture installation.

Within the warehouse mccarthyinteriors are constructing large machine pits, foundations, 50tonne crane rail, mezzanine floors and factory offices as well as remedial works to the building shell itself.

The project is due to complete before the end of the year and will a value above £1m.

Monday, 8 August 2011

mccarthyinteriors to commence major Landlord works project in Exeter

Works are due to start this week to a 24,000sq.ft retail unit in Exeter for the landlord as the first phase of enabling for a major retailer to take the space near the end of the year.

Phase One includes the complete stripout of ceilings, partition, flooring, mechanical and electrical back to the shell of the building.

mccarthyinteriors will also be undertaking remedial works to the cladding and roof as well as replacing infrastructure services and a new shop front.

Within the building works mccarthyinteriors will install 70 steel case driven piles ready for a new mezzanine floor.

As part of the project to the Landlord, mccarthySHE will provide the asbestos / demolition survey and report.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Another award for our Legionella Risk Assessment

A Hostel in Bristol has just awarded mccarthySHE to undertake a Legionella Risk Assessment.

This will be undertaken by our Surveyors who have been fully trained to Advanced Level.

The Risk Assessment will include-
  • Full Asset Register of Water Systems from Mains Water Riser through Cold and Hot Stored
  • Water and Distribution to all Outlets
  • Complete Schematic Diagrams of Building Water Systems
  • Risk Measurement
  • Remedial Action Recommendations and Quotations when Requested
  • Control Scheme for Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Photographic Evidence
  • Communication Processes
  • Responsibility Structures & Training Needs
If you feel you have a requirement for a similar survey or require any advice on the above please contact us through our website or 024 7646 8866 for a no obligation conversation.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Cancer Research Race for Life

Catherine Harvey numbered 15235 above is McCarthy's Project Administrator and very proud to have taken part in Coventry's recent Cancer Research Race for Life, raising money and awareness for an incredibly worthy charity.

Well done to Catherine and all who take part in races around the UK.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Converting old to new update

What was once an old and very dated set of industrial units is now a unique modern office and welfare facility for our client.

Once the internal walls had been demolished the space created from the existing 8 ajoining industrial units proved very flexible for us to block plan toilets, locker rooms, showers, offices, open plan working space, kitchen, break out space and mass storage space very effectively.

During our feasibility phase the client recognised undertaking this refurbishment process has saved them huge costs against potentially relocating the business to a new facility or having to demolish the site and start again.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Converting old to new

Turning a mid 1900's typical factory unit into modern new office space

Works are nearing completion to convert a under utilised factory unit into modern office space and warehousing in Stoke.

With initial space planning and exterior design we helped our client decide where and how to split this large set of small factory units into office space, reception, meeting rooms, welfare facilities, locker rooms and warehouse space.

For this project McCarthy Associates are acting as Designer | Principal Contractor | Project Managers | Cost Managers | Site Manager | Main Contractor | Fit Out Contractor

The image above shows the new insulated roof which replaces the old asbestos sheet roofing and wall cladding which hides the original brick construction. With a modern interior fit out our clients dilapidated site is technically a new facility to them without going to the expense of planning and construct new for them.

These types of buildings can be extremely flexible and add great value to a property portfolio if planned correctly.

If you have a similar need or would like to know how a similar building can be planned, revitalised and what the associated costs might be to do so please do not hesitate to contact us for an initial and free consultation.

Final Build Phase in Sutton Coldfield

Concept to Completion.............

This is the completed shell for our Sutton Coldfield client with just car parking to go.

Our be-spoke design now sits on land already belonging to our client and provides approxiamately 4000sq.ft of additional office space excluding the new welfare facilities block to the rear.

The buildings size, layout, office and welfare facilities were all designed around the current and future needs of our client.

The project came from a conversation of our clients need to expanded their office space, this lead to MAL defining a design brief and then initial space planning drawings.

Space planning turned into budgeting, Local Authority Planning consultancy, detailed design, full plans application, construction and fit out.

As part of our budget calculations, revaluing of the developed land, increased floor space vs. staff costs per sq.ft proved to be the most viable option to increase office space for our client.

If you are in a similar situation please do not hesitate to contact us for an initial and free consultation.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Design, Build, Fit Out and Furnish

How we at McCarthy's provide you with genuine single point of contact Concept to Completion projects......... 

Construction of a new two storey offices for one of our major Midlands clients is now move at a pace following the 'adverse weather' conditions of December 2010. Our client is looking forward to taking occupation of his new fully fitted and furnished offices at the end of February 2011.

McCarthy's have undertaken the Design brief, Specification, Scope of Works, Management of Architectural drawings, Planning Application, Building Control Application, Principal Contractor Role, CDM-c Role, M+E services planning, demolition of the existing site buildings, construction package of the new building, full cost management, internal space planning, interior fit out, furniture design and installation.

Look out for further picture updates of this project here.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year from McCarthy Associates

Here's to 2011 being an exciting and prosperous year for us all.

If you are new to our site and have an enquiry you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Whilst we look forward to offering our continued design, fit out, new build, furnishing and Health, Safety & Environmental support to our existing and long standing clients we always brace the opportunity to partner with and assist new people and businesses. 

Steve McCarthy, MD