Client: Kind & Co Ltd
Date: June 2015
The Spitfire Building was built specifically for the boot polish manufacturer Everett and Company in 1905. The foundation stone on the front of the building confirms that the company was established in 1800 and provided boot polish to both King Edward VII and the Prince of Wales.
In 2015 the building was the subject of a major redevelopment project to create a mixed use property for both commercial and residential units. Commercially the building now comprises of 5 units over 5 floors.
W Portsmouth were employed by Kind & Co Ltd to undertake all associated electrical works within the project. This included Lighting, Emergency Lighting, LV Distribution, Small Power, Fire Alarm, Communication Systems, Security, Access Control & Network Systems.
The buildings design now exposes all existing building fabrics to take full advantage of its true architecture. This required a high level of meticulous setting out and surface installation works for both containment systems and all associated electrical accessories to ensure the new services worked seamlessly with the architectural and interior design of the building.
The project was completed within a 12 months design and build programme of works in which W Portsmouth worked closely with the architectural practice, interior design team, main contractor, and various specialist sub contractors on site to achieve practical completion both on time and in budget.