Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Ambulance station transformed into office space

An iconic building in the heart of Stamford has been transformed into much-needed office space by Lindum.

The £230,000 scheme has transformed the building in Elm Street to provide modern, open plan office space over two floors, with room for about 15 people.

Lindum Group carried out the work on behalf of South Kesteven District Council. The contract was procured via the Scape Regional Construction framework.

Work began in October last year.

Leader of South Kesteven District Council, Cllr Kelham Cooke, said: “The former St John’s Ambulance Station is an iconic building for Stamford which, over the years has also been a fire station. The building has been unused for nearly ten years and I am thrilled that it has now been restored and brought back into use.

“There is strong demand for flexible commercial space in Stamford and the open plan design at Elm Street ensures flexibility to meet current and future needs. The team from Lindum Group has done a superb job on the restoration.”

Built of brick and slate, the building dates from the late 19th Century and was leased by St John Ambulance from 1925.

The 1,200 sq ft building is in the town’s Conservation Area and has been restored in keeping with the surrounding area. A new, brick entrance has replaced the steel roller doors and materials were chosen to match the existing building as closely as possible.

Lindum Group Managing Director Darren King said: “The finished building looks great and is a significant improvement on how it looked before. It is now much more in keeping with its surroundings.

“The site was very tight which, combined with Covid-19 restrictions, meant careful programming and sequencing of work was paramount to its success. The project team, including our small works manager Paul Tierney, contracts manager Gary Burton and working foreman Paul Gensiorskyj, managed this really well.

“We’ve developed a great working relationship with the team at SKDC and hope it will pave the way for other successful partnerships in future.”

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