Ashburton Halls

The first phase of the refurbishment of the former convent and library building in Ashburton Park has been opened by The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Toni Letts OBE. The building which was originally built in 1882, had stood empty for over ten years and formed part of Croydon’s Ashburton Park Regeneration scheme to bring the building back into Community Use. Phase two of the project, which has now started on site, will see a new extension to the building housing a Park Café with welfare facilities.

Desco was employed by Mulalley to undertake the detail design and specification of the MEP Engineering services for the project. This comprised new incoming Utility services, complete new lighting, escape lighting, heating, hot and cold water services, drainage, fire alarm and security systems. Modelling of the main hall, which was used by the old convent as a chapel with pulpit and gallery, was carried out to review the need for further ventilation during a summertime event.  The results of which proved the old building would still perform as originally built without the need for additional facilities.

Councillor Letts said: “The way Mulalley worked to bring new efficiency methods, security measures, and the way the team worked to ensure that feasible physical improvements could be done to preserve the way the original building was designed was outstanding.”

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