Shaylor Group named as Principal Contractor for Franklin House refurbishment

Shaylor Group has announced being appointed as Principal Contractor on the £16m refurbishment of former Cadbury headquarters Franklin House in Bournville, Birmingham.

Working closely with developers Court Collaboration and local architects BPN, Shaylor Group will carry out the refurbishment works to convert the 1960s commercial office space into high-spec urban apartments, worth £6.4m of the overall budget.

The project will see Franklin House, reportedly the birthplace of the Curly Wurly, developed into 79 one and two-bedroom apartments, including four penthouse suites featuring internal courtyards. The property will subsequently be re-branded as ‘The Franklin’, a collection of stylish modern residences, and is on target for completion in March 2016.

The contract is the latest in a string of commercial to residential projects Shaylor Group has been awarded nationally. In London, Shaylor Group has recently completed 2 similar projects in Croydon with a combined value of approx. £6.5m and work has recently started on a third residential conversion project in the capital which will see a former office block converted into over 140 studios with a contract value of just under £5m. Equally Shaylor Group has gained an excellent reputation in the student accommodation arena carrying out a number of high value refurbishment projects for national providers including Mansion Group, Unite and Greystar.

Speaking of the Franklin House contract, Shaylor Group Chief Executive Stephen Shaylor commented “Our team are very excited to begin work on this historic local landmark. BPN Architects have an excellent vision for the building and our highly skilled team are eager to get the transformation underway. We have significant experience in the housing sector and look forward to bringing ‘The Franklin’ to life”.

Aine Girn

Communications Executive

Tel: 07827 891 000

Email: aine.girn@shaylorgroup.com

Shaylor Group was formed in 1969 and is £70+m second generation family owned business having core business interests in general contracting, repair & maintenance works and specialist fit-outs.  It has particular sector expertise in education, healthcare and retirement, custodial and justice, industrial and commercial, leisure and retail, transport, heritage and maintenance.  The business has offices in Aldridge, Birmingham, central London and the South West. www.shaylorgroup.com

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Franklin House, reportedly the birthplace of the Curly Wurly, will be developed into 79 one and two-bedroom apartments, including four penthouse suites featuring internal courtyards.
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In London, Shaylor Group has recently completed 2 similar projects in Croydon with a combined value of approx. £6.5m and work has recently started on a third residential conversion project in the capital.
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Our team are very excited to begin work on this historic local landmark. BPN Architects have an excellent vision for the building and our highly skilled team are eager to get the transformation underway. We have significant experience in the housing sector and look forward to bringing ‘The Franklin’ to life.
Stephen Shaylor, CEO Shaylor Group
You don't get many chances to build something like this in Bournville. Opportunities like this don't come round every day.
Anthony McCourt, founder and owner of Court Collaboration