Ashbourne Cedar Property Ltd & Hastings Borough Council

Major Refurbishment of Sea Front Office Building​. Aquila House 

Location: Hastings 


  • Design & Specification
  • Project Management
  • Contract Administration

The project 

Following the successful settlement of the Landlords Dilapidations claim in the summer of 2013 for £1.1m, Brasier Freeth’s Project Management team were retained to design, specify, procure and supervise the building refurbishment whilst simultaneously providing similar services to the Tenant (Hastings Borough Council) for their CAT B office fit-out over 6 floors. ​

Extensive consultation with specialist suppliers was required specifically for the re-roofing, south facing windows and insulated render installations. The sea front location and previous issues with water ingress to the roof and front façade led to a complex design requiring a bespoke specification.

The outcome 

Brasier Freeth’s Project Management team delivered the works under budget, securing a new tenancy for the upper floors of the building under a 10 year full repairing insuring lease, enhancing the value of the property, whilst significantly improving the aesthetic appearance and performance. ​

As well as this, the Tenant was provided with a fully refurbished building, complying with current regulations and received a vastly enhanced working office environment for staff including a new Meeting Floor and Council Chamber.