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Melhuish and Saunders News from 2022 

Keep up to date with the latest news from Melhuish and Saunders. 

Middlewick, Glastonbury 

In 2017 Middlewick started to look at expanding their original offering of a farm shop within their reception area. The local goods on offer increased & they looked to purchase an old Portable Office cabin that was double glazed, had electric & heating so the shop could expand & stock as much local Somerset Food & Drink as they possibly could. Supporting local producers is very important to Middlewick & in 2021 Melhuish & Saunders were contracted to build a 200 square foot Farm Shop & Café, which has seating for around 40 people inside & another 40 outside in a truly beautiful setting. The new state of the art kitchen will be able to cater for 200 people meaning the Middlewick can host more events & caterer for their Spa Day Guests!  
 
They offer so much!  
 
Darryl the Managing Director at Melhuish & Saunders & his family have enjoyed many pizza nights & a great Halloween Trail for the children around the site – all at Melhuish & Saunders are looking forward to visiting the new cafe & Farm Shop once opened. 
 
Client: Middlewick 
Architect: Orme Architecture 
Value: £500, 000 
Completion due: June 2022 

Danesfield School Reroofing Project 

Another new project starts today, 21st June 2022 for Melhuish & Saunders, working with Futures for Somerset and Danesfield Church of England School in Williton. 
 
This project comprises of stripping the existing roofs of multiple buildings at multiple heights. The current roofs have different types of roofing, which will all be replaced during the course of the project. We also have some internal works and some explorative works to complete. 
 
We start onsite during term time, and we will work to ensure minimal disruption to the students and staff. 
 
Client: West Somerset Academies Trust 
Contract Administrator: Futures for Somerset 
Design Team: Inspired Partnership Ltd 
Value: £888, 000 
Completion due: Winter 2022 

Date Palm Developments 

Melhuish and Saunders were really pleased to be able to attend a ground breaking ceremony for a project that so close to headquarters which starts today (20th June 2022) for Date Palm Developments. The company is a leading producer in date palms from tissue culture and supplies to over 25 countries across the date growing world. Date Palm Developments Limited (DPD Ltd) has developed techniques to improve crops and sustain communities abroad over the last 30 years and is based close to Glastonbury. 
 
The new project comprises of a new greenhouse, laboratory and office facilities, the Managing Director Dr Avril Brackpool said: 
 
‘’This building is the final stage of Date Palm Developments new greenhouse expansion project. It will provide a small, specifically designed Laboratory and Office facility to support the import and handling of Date Palm source stocks to enable expanded plant production and export activity. We are very happy to have secured the services of such a reputable local building contractor as Melhuish and Saunders Ltd. to carry out this important strategic development for our business.’’ 
 
Client: Date Palm Developments 
Architect: Heriz Payne Ltd 
Value: £800, 000 
Completion due: Spring 2023 

Completion of West Hill, Portishead 

Delighted to have handed over eight apartments at West Hill, Portishead for our clients Alliance Homes Group working with NOMA Architects and Frank Timothy Associates Limited. The project involved demolition of existing garages to construct a three-storey block of eight apartments, three apartments on the ground floor and first floor with two apartments on the second floor. As part of the project, we also formed a new parking area with landscaping around the building. 
 
We hope the new residents have many happy years enjoying their new homes! 
Client: Alliance Homes Group 
Architect: Noma Architects 
Contract Administrator/ QS surveyor: Frank Timothy Associates 
Value: £1, 234, 400 
Completion due: May 2022 

Completion of Dewey Waters Ltd, Weston-super-Mare 

The works involved the refurbishment of the existing industrial building from buildings and office blocks, along with external fire escape works to create a new factory facility with dedicated welfare facilities, workshop, wood working department, spray booths, storage, production areas and new office facilities, sales, production, accounting, and marketing departments. 
 
Barney who is Director of BPB Architect Ltd said: “Melhuish & Saunders managed and coordinated the project in a professional and efficient manner that resulted in a high quality finish for the end user.” 
 
The main front office buildings refurbishment was stripped back to the shell and then reconfigured the offices with installation of steel beams and support structures to create larger open office spaces along with new partitions and blocking up of opening to create meeting rooms, conference rooms, welfare facilities, WCs, accounts department, New electrical and Mechanical installation, suspended ceiling, flooring, and decorations throughout it. 
 
Client: Dewey Waters Ltd 
Architect: BPB Architect 
Value: £1.7 million 
Completion date: May 2022 
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