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Central Parade Rochester

"WHAT THE DICKENS!"

 

The Englander Group breathe new life into a run down building in the Historic City of Rochester.

 

Unfortunately not a historic building that can be associated with Charles Dickens the famous author who resided in the Historic City of Rochester, and which provided a backdrop for some of the famous characters he created. But some would argue still of significant importance to the area.

 

Isis are pleased to have been involved in helping The Englander Group completely transform a dilapidated post war series of mixed retail and residential units into 12 units for residential occupation at an affordable price.

 

BEFORE                  Central-Parade-FrontB4Central-Parade-BackB4

What a difference a few months make! The before photographs showing a building in a state of disrepair and decay, and now a building that enhances the area visually and provides much needed homes for individuals and families. A credit to all involved.

AFTER                   Central-Parade-FrontCentral-Parade-Back

 

In this era where there is constant criticism of investment in producing new housing stock The Englander Group have taken the initiative in developing high specification residential units encompassing increased thermal and sound insulation to comply with the requirements of the building regulations and with the benefit of a Checkmate guarantee.

 

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As can be seen from the photographs the interior of the units have been finished to a high specification with contemporary kitchens, bathrooms, traditional central heating system and high efficiency lighting together with tv and sky being provided.

 

 

Work on this contract has been managed on behalf of The Englander Group by PSK.

 

Adrian Martin Property Manager at The Englander Group writes:

 

" We are extremely pleased with the finished product and thankful to ISIS and PSK for their hard work on this project."

Client List

This is our client gallery showing clients we have worked for to date. This will be updated regularly with photographs and details of contracts completed for each client.

 

Please click on highlighted clients to view our gallery, from there click on the thumbnails to view full gallery.

 

Skandia Property

186 St John Street Ltd

45/46a Elvaston Place Management Co.

A De Cecco Ltd

AA Insurance Ltd

Aalco Swanley

Aberdeen Property Management

ADT Fire & Security Plc

Aegon UK Property

AK & R & R Saggar Properties

Akaria Investments

Allstaff Recruitment Solutions

Amdocs

American Trading

Angermann Goddard Loyd

Anite Group

Arab Investments Ltd

Atwork

Avenue Investments Ltd

Bank Leumi

Bank of New York

Bank Plain Properties Ltd

Barclays Mercantile

Barclays Nominees

BCCTL

BCH

Beamsmile Ltd

Bendinat (London)

Bennett Properties Plc

Berkeley Homes

Betanic Property

Bill Huntsworth Plc

Black Swan Properties Ltd.

Blenheim Lothian Ltd

Blueco Ltd

Boots plc

Braham Gold

Brinkworth Design Ltd

Britel Fund Trustees Ltd

British Museum

British Overseas

Brookside Properties Ltd

BT Pension Fund

BUPA

Canada Life

CBRE Global Investors

Centrica Group Property

Centrica plc

CGNU Staff Pension Fund

Chessington Investments

Christies South Kensington

Christ's Hospital Foundation

Cineworld Cinemas Ltd

Clink Street Properties Ltd

Cookson Group Ltd

Corenso UK Ltd

CorpBrand Indentity Ltd

Coucil of Borough of South Tyneside

Countryside Residential

Coutts & Co.

Crawford and Company

Crown Estate Commisioners

Cushman & Wakefield

Cuthbert Property Ltd

CVCP Properties Plc

Daejan Investments Ltd

Dagenham Motors

Danial Watney LLP

David De Groot & Co.

Davys of London

Dawnay Day

Deedscan Ltd

Delgable Ltd

Delph Property Group Ltd

Delves House Management

Demline Ltd

Department for Consitutional Affairs

Derbyshire County Council

Derno Estates

Dial A Cab

Direct Tek UK Ltd

Dome Developments

DSG Retail Ltd

DTZ Debenham Tie Lung

Emcor

Eskmuir Properties Ltd

Euston Estates (GP)

Express Southern Ltd

F & C Commercial Property

Fairhall 7 Ltd

Farebrother

Fieldview Properties

Food Standards Agency

Fortune Management

Frimley Property

FWR Ltd

Gainhold Ltd

Gartmore Management

Gascoignes

Gilfin Property Holdings

Glendower Preparatory school

Gloucester Investment

Goldenview

Goodenough College

Goodwood Properties

Gourmet Restaurants Ltd

GPS (GB)

Grandprop Ltd

Gregory Thain Ltd

Gresham St Ltd

Guy & St Thomas Hospital Trust

GVA Grimley

Hallmark Cards Plc

Hatchford Park Residents Association

Henderson

High Commission of India

His Honour Judge Lawrence

Hurford Salvi Carr Property Management Ltd

IC Insurance Holdings

IC Insurance Holdings c/o King Sturge

Incepta Online Ltd

Ing Covent Garden Ltd

Ing Lionbrook Prperty

Ing Property Income Ltd

ING Real Estate Management

IRP Holdings Ltd

JO Sims Holdings Ltd

John Davies Interiors Ltd

John Laing Pension Fund

Joint Properties

JP Morgan Chase Manhattan

KBA Direct Ltd

Kensington Corporation NV

Kerry Robert Associates

Kingswood c/o CPAM

Kinney Green

Lambert Smith Hampton

Lambeth & Southwark Housing Association

Lambs Conduit Management

Lancaster Management Services

Lance Drum Ltd

Landmark Plc

Law 2313 Ltd

Legal & General Assurance

Levi Strauss UK Ltd

Limehouse Town Hall Consortium Trust

Lionbrook Property Partnerhisp

Lloyds Bank plc

London Stock Exchange

London Thames Gateway

Longchamp (UK) Ltd

M & G Ltd

Machela Ltd

Mark Watts Architects

Mastcraft Limited

Maypole Developments

Mayville Properties

Merrion Property Group

Midtown Properties Ltd

Mitchells & Butler Ltd

MOCO Investment

Morley Fund Management

Motcombs

New Morgan Grenfell Ventures Property Fund

New Zealand Corporation

News International Plc

Noble Group

Noble Trelawny

Norwich Property Trust

Nottinghamshire County Council

Oakfield Residents Ltd

Omaha Trustees

Overpier Ltd

Oxford & City Holdings

Palestine Exploration Fund

Park-Lands (Estates) Ltd

Parkridge Developmemts

Pauffley Ltd

Perry Wilson (F&ampI) Ltd

Phoenix Life

Polar Ford Motor Co. Ltd

Pond Properties

Possfund Premier

Powis Medical Facilites Partnership

Property Facilities Group

Pru|PIM Ltd

Prudential Holborn Life Ltd

Prudential Insurance Co. Ltd

Prudential Property Investment Managers

PruPIM

PSK Prout Tilbrook

Quintain Estates & Development Plc

Rajonama Holdings

RC Diocese of Westminster

Regent Media Ltd

Regent Park House Management Company

Regents Park College

Rhimesong Corporation NV

Rimex Investment Ltd

Rodenhurst

Royal & Sun Alliance

Royal Borough of Kingston

Royal Mail

Saggar Properties

Salmon Harvester Properties Ltd

SARL Ferdinand

Schroder

Scotland Office

Scottish Amicable

Scottish Life

SDG (Edinburgh) Ltd

Shaftesbury Soho Ltd

Shirestates Ltd

Shroder Exempt

SI Pension Trustees

Sinclair Cavendish

Six Continents Retail Ltd

Skandia Life Insurance Ltd

SM Group

Sony Pictures

SP Life Assurance Ltd

Sparshatts

Specsavers

Speedgray Ltd

St Judes Church

St Paul's House Ltd

St. Anselm Development

St. Modwen Developments Ltd

Starbucks Coffee Company

Stavordale Lodge Ltd

Strathclyde Penison Fund

Stroud Corporation

Swarovski UK Ltd

Taisei UK Ltd

Talisman Charitable Trust

Thanington Holdings Ltd

The Bedford Charity Trust

The Church Commissioners

The Corporation of London

The Council of the Borough of South Tyneside

The Dairy Council

The Dyers' Company

The Government of British Columbia

The Guinness Trust

The Hon Society of Grays Inn

The Insolvency Service

The John Laing Pension Trust

The London Welsh Trust Ltd

The Minton Group

The Palestine Exploration Fund

The Pink Film Co.

The Trustees of BYM

The Vicar & P.C.C. St. Michael's & All Angels Barnes

The Vintners Company

Threadneedle Unit Property Trust

Tiscali UK Ltd c/o Kinney Green

Todaymedix Ltd

Topbrief Ltd

Toyota Tsusho

Trident Building Consultancy

Tuffin Ferraby Taylor

UBS

UBS Global Asset Management

UBS South East Recovery

UBS Triton Property Fund

UGC Cinemas

Unilever(UK Pension Fund)

United Property

University of East London

Valentine Properties Ltd

Virgin Retail Management

Vivenda Regina NV

VSO ( Voluntary Services Overseas )

Warner Estates

Warners UK Ltd

Waters Retail Ltd

West Register (Realisations) Ltd

Westwood Properties Ltd

Wheatfield Management Ltd.

Wireless Workshop Ltd

York & Nottingham Terraces Residents Association

Berwick Street

"THE BERWICK STREET SERIES"Berwick-Street-Front

 

We have all heard of the "Harry Potter books" One book led to a trilogy and then to a series. Shaftesbury PLC are weaving some magic of their own in Soho in the heart of London.
What started for Isis Restoration as one contract soon became a trilogy then a series.      

With emphasis on Berwick Street located in a conservation area in the heart of the bustling and busy locale and identified as a priority in Westminster City Councils Action Area Plan, Shaftesbury PLC have sought to turn around the lack of investment in Berwick Streets historic buildings to create an improved appearance and an environment which will attract other investors and businesses to restore this formerly vibrant street traditionally known a Soho's high street to its former glory.

 

Isis Restoration are pleased to have been involved in helping Shaftesbury to achieve their goal with the successful completion of works to no's 52,36,8.
Works comprise in the former two projects of the complete internal and external refurbishment with the creation of enhanced retail space at ground level and the creation of high specification apartments to the upper floors and rear areas.

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No 8 has received the benefit of enhanced retail space at ground floor level but with the refurbishment of office space to a high specification on the upper floors.

 

 

True to JK Rowling form we have now commenced another, and are currently working on a more complex project at number 11 creating an increased size retail space at ground floor level by extending the basement at the rear and down another floor level using traditional underpinning techniques whilst creating high quality residential space to the upper levels behind the retained façade of the existing building.

 

 

Works on all contracts have been managed by Tuffin Ferraby and Taylor on behalf of Shaftesbury PLC.


Value No 8 Ground Floor Retail - £212000.00


Value No 11 - £1030000.00


Value No 36 - £510000.00


Value No 52 - £820000.00

Holborn Bars

"A VICTORIAN GOTHIC ICON"      Holborn-Bars-Outside3Holborn-Bars-Window

    

 

Holborn Bars the Iconic Victorian Gothic Building designed by Alfred Waterhouse and constructed between 1879 and 1901 still cuts an imposing shape on the ever changing skyline of Holborn, vying for a position between far modern buildings with less history and character.

                                                 

Originally constructed to House the Headquarters of the Prudential Assurance Society the building has now been adapted to provide more flexible accommodation for mixed occupancy with one of the current tenants being English Heritage

 

    

 

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Isis Restoration secured all three phases of works in competitive tender for the cleaning repair and redecoration of the external fabric under the watchful supervision of Jones Lang LaSalle, English Heritage and Camden Conservation Department.

 

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As can be seen from the photographs Phase I encompassed north courtyard, the rear rainscreen cladding to Beauchamp Street, part of the Brook Street and Leather Lane elevations, Phase II the Front elevation, south and east courtyards and phase III the roofs, remaining Brooke Street and Leather Lane elevations.

      

 

 

We are pleased to confirm that the work to all three phases and a latter contract for the refurbishment of the Main Reception area were completed on time and within budget.

 

Value Phase I - circa £420k Completed summer 2010

 

Value Phase II - circa £480k Completed summer 2011

 

Value Phase III - circa £410k Completed summer 2012

 

Reception Refurbishment - circa £40k Completed winter 2012

About Us

Isis has been established since 1998 and provides a comprehensive service covering all those disciplines associated with a refurbishment contractor.

 

Since Isis was launched, the business has expanded to meet the needs of clients, specifically into differing sectors of work from commercial refurbishment of retail and office space, refurbishment of industrial Buildings, interior fit out of office space to provide more flexible accommodation for the changing needs of an ever changing world, refurbishment of existing residential, and conversion of office, retail and ancillary spaces into much needed residential use.

 

The services we offer draw on specialist knowledge and the extensive experience of our own team of professionally trained and qualified staff, tradesmen and craftsmen who have worked with us over many years. With the ever changing needs of our clients and the changing procurement options Isis can offer not just the traditional approach to contracting but "Contractor Design" where the JCT CDP form of contract is a preferred contractural format.

 

Isis can provide consultation and advice on specific projects, including the preparation and presentation of surveys, technical reports, specifications and budgets for financial planning. We also offer a comprehensive design service, using both traditionally draughted and CAD systems to produce designs and layouts.

 

We pride ourselves on the quality of work we achieve, with a flexible approach. No job is too small, no problem insurmountable. We believe when you look at our client gallery and see the varied client base we have established over the last 15 years and repeat business we have received from these clients, hopefully this will encourage you to look further at our Company and invite us to become involved in a project of yours?