Listed Building Reinstatement

Listed Building Reinstatement

Client Brief

Webbs of Tenterden established in 1910 is a family run business based in Battle, Tenterden, and also have Smith & Webb Cook Shop based in West Malling, Kent. They offer a huge range of products from ironmongery and hardware to cookware and gadgets to linen and bedding. They are based across two premises in Tenterden with our project taking place at 45 High Street.

The property is an 18th Century mid terraced two storey retail property with attic space. There are painted mathematical bricks to front elevation with two small bay windows to first floor, modern oak framed shop front to the ground floor and three small hipped dormers to attic space. There is also a two storey rear addition with solid brick ground floor and painted weatherboarding to first floor under Kent peg tiled roof with modern Crittall windows.

After a fire destroyed the property in Autumn 2013, DMP were instructed to project manage the full reinstatement of the building.

The DMP Solution

Having worked with building insurers, loss adjusters and varying contractors from day one in November 2013, DMP administered varying contracts from site clearance and asbestos removal to specialist cleaning of the retained medieval frame and full building reinstatement.

DMP’s in-house design team also prepared various drawings for planning, listed building consent, construction and specialist detailing.

  • Dealing with a fire damaged building.
  • Working within a listed building.
  • Continued liaison throughout with adjoining owners, leaseholders, insurance representatives.

We received a glowing testimonial from the client who said :

“I feel very lucky to have had you working with us and help achieve my vision.”

They also scored us 10/10 for customer satisfaction on a recent survey.

From the outset and throughout the project local support and coverage in The Kent Messenger with varying updates allowed all to keep a close eye on progress. The shop had a grand reopening on the 12th of September 2015 at 11am to a queue of eager customers and countywide press coverage.


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