Late last year we were approached by Maitland based drafting and design team Urban Living Solutions, to see if we were interested in taking on a commercial building project in East Maitland. Their clients were in the process of gaining DA approval for a commercial renovation project to create a new medical centre in High Street. A modest 1950’s style home was to be transformed into a new purpose-built Hand Therapy Centre. To assist our client with selections and design advice, we engaged the services of Brooke Farrell from Hunter Interior Design.
The scope of works comprised of an external renovation, rear deck extension, addition of a rear car park and new driveway, landscaping, fencing and the inside of the property was to be entirely remodelled to meet their business needs.
Given this was a public medical practice, there was a requirement for ramps to be installed to the entrance of the property for wheelchair access and handrails were also installed to the front entry and the rear deck to comply with safety regulations.
The property was your usual 1950’s style build, with the exterior being constructed of weatherboard cladding. We replaced the old roof with a new colorbond iron roof in surfmist and the windows and doors were replaced where needed. The building came with all the typical issues you find with a building of its age, but the end result is a new modern fit for purpose centre that now operates as the Hand Therapy Centre.
To suit the Hand Therapy Centre’s equipment and filing storage needs, we installed custom made cabinetry and stone was used as a feature on the front reception counter to enhance the visual appeal of the space.
The client opted for hard wearing timber look laminate flooring which looks great with the white and blue tones throughout. LED lighting was installed throughout the centre in all rooms and ducted air conditioning was also included for the comfort of clients visiting the centre.
Treatment rooms each have their own individual sink installed in each room and specialised equipment was mounted to walls.
To the rear of the property, we concreted a large car parking area and a rear deck extension was also constructed which can be accessed via an internal sliding door. Hardwood timber was chosen for the deck and timber privacy slat screens were installed to create privacy from a neighbouring property.
The Hand Therapy Centre was a fantastic project to be a part of and we hope that our wonderful clients enjoy working in this modern, practical space for many years to come. We look forward to the opportunity of being involved in future Urban Living Solutions designed projects.
If you would like more information about this project or have an upcoming project you would like to discuss, call us on 0484 335 978.
Mick & Dean – Directors, Amaze Building Pty Ltd.
Amaze Building are a licensed Newcastle builders specialising in custom designed new homes, backyard retreats, large scale renovations, extensions and commercial projects.