Refurbishment of Sterte Court, Poole

Poole Housing Partnership

"I would like to thank Michael Dyson Associates Ltd for the outstanding service they have given to us as in delivering this landmark building refurbishment project on the Poole skyline. Michael Dyson Associates Ltd and all the partners have assisted Poole Housing Partnership improve and innovate in the improvement of the buildings for the benefit of residents. The professional approach and dedication from your team delivered the required design, procurement, engineering, quantity surveyor and quality management services to the standards required by a demanding project".

Graham Prentice
Senior Building Surveyor

Nature of the Work 

This scheme consisted of the refurbishment of two 10-storey and two 4-storey residential tower blocks; situated in a prominent and highly visible position within open land close to Holes Bay at Poole.  This “statement” refurbishment scheme included a number of major design features - new splayed roof profile, installation of rain screen cladding and the addition of large glazed balconies running the full height of the building on all corners. The new balconies not only add to the overall image of the tower blocks, but also provide weather protected useable space all year round, significantly increasing the footprint of the flats.

The scheme also includes various landscaping works, a community gardening scheme, children’s play areas, amenity and seating areas to raise the profile of the environment and maximise natural surveillance. 

Initially we were appointed to provide lead consultancy services to Poole Housing Partnership in the pre-contract stages.  Our design services were subsequently novated to the contractor, whilst we continued to provide Poole Housing Partnership with quantity surveying and quality management services.  

Services Provided 

  • Architecture & Design 
  • Employers Agent 
  • Quality Management 
  • Quantity Surveyor 

Contract Value 

  • £6,700,000