In late 2019, Skelcon were approached by Lendlease to undertake the refurbishment of a Hobby Shed within the over 55’s living estate, Closebourne Village. Located in Morpeth, this project brief involved the complete refurbishment of an existing heritage listed building into a Men’s Shed/Maintenance Office for Closebourne Village and it’s residents.

With strict heritage constraints and regulations, the details within this project were a critical element we needed to comply with and deliver. Designed by Peter Donn Architects, the refurbishments included vaulted ceilings, exposed timber truss beams and internal timber panelling, new windows, doors, external cladding, painting and landscaping.

With a 16 week construction period, this project was successfully completed, on time and within budget due to a collaborative effort by Skelcon carpenters and our reliable sub-contractors, all overseen, directed and troubleshooted by our experienced project managers.

Having met all the essential heritage requirements, the project handover was well received and exceeded our clients expectation. This superb addition to the Village is sure to be a delight for the residents.