DDA Upgrade Works

The works entailed the strip out and installation of 5 new lifts with all associated equipment, the installation of improved access facilities, a stairs lift, wheel chair ramps and Disabled Toilet facilities to the various faculty buildings.

The works were completed over a period of one year and a high level of liaison, planning and programming was required to reduce disruption to the students, staff and conference users.

Cowick Road

We were delighted to announce the completion of the installation of 63 new Bathrooms in the Sheltered accommodation at Cowick Road, Tooting for Wandsworth Council.

The project involved a high level of liaison and co-ordination with the tenants in occupation and we are pleased to say that the works were completed 3 weeks ahead of program.

The properties form sheltered accommodation for the elderly residents and the works
were carried out with minimized disruption to the tenants.

Battersea Park Estate

We are delighted to announce the completion of the above contract for Wandsworth Council. The works consisted of the installation of Heat Recovery Units to 285 Homes in Battersea Park Estate.

The units are designed to combat condensation within homes and have a unique feature whereby any heat loss is minimized through the installation of the Heat Recovery Unit. The works also involved electrical upgrade to the various properties.

The works were undertaken by our General Works division who has extensive local authority experience. The logistical difficulties of accessing 285 separate homes were undertaken efficiently by our full time Residents Liaison Officer.

A high level of tenant liaison was required in order to facilitate completion of these works in line with the project programme. The project involved a high level of liaison and coordination with the tenants in occupation nd we are pleased to say that the works were completed 2 weeks ahead of program.

Somerford Grove Adventure Playground

The project provided a multi use community centre and adventure playground for the Northumberland Park Estate in Tottenham. Haringey Play Association (HARPA) is a registered charity and wanted to involve trainees from the local community in various fit out packages. We acted as principal contractor and accommodated this unique request.

Phase 1 of the work including demolition, groundwork and superstructure by HA Marks from April – August 04. While Phase 2 is concern with HA Marks site set up, mechanical and electrical services, plastering and external works from Sep 04 – March 05.

This was unusual and complicated project with several key goals. It combined:

•Grant funded work with deadlines

•Recruitment and organization of a training scheme

•Careful cost control to ensure that time, cost and quality targets were met.


Hazlehurst Estate

Hidden homes are a government initiative to convert disused property into residential accommodation. H.A. Marks have successfully completed converting redundant plant rooms, stores and garages underneath an existing block of flats into 3 large new 4 & 5 bedroom flats.

The works consisted of major structural alterations including diversion of main supply services prior to breaking out structured slab, reducing levels to create head height and forming a new structural slab. New doors and windows were formed in existing perimeter walls. Internally the 3 new 4 and 5 bedroom flats were constructed and fitted out.

Du Cane Housing Association

H A Marks are working in partnership with Powerwall ( to install off site manufactured modular units to the roof space of 5 existing blocks and infill between two pairs of blocks. The additional storey and infill will provide 44 new dwellings which have been designed to achieve code for sustainable homes level 3 and the client is aiming to achieve BREEAM ‘ Very Good ‘ rating.

As can be seen in the photos the Volumetric Modular units arrive to site fully fitted out and in weather tight condition. The tyvek layer has been removed from the modular unit in photo 3 for the purposes of photographs as the installation day was dry.