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Deltic House: December update

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Executive Summary

Following legal completion of Deltic House on 23rd September 2023, it was decided to assess the feasibility of adding additional rooms where possible, resulting in 10 extra rooms and an increase of £300,000 on the property valuation. Architectural drawings were updated to reflect the above and meet Best Western’s requirements of a gym, lift to all floors and air conditioning throughout.

The Planning Application was submitted on 1st December 2023 with validation expected ahead of Christmas. We have in parallel to the above commenced the internal demolition work (before, during and after pictures attached) and this will be completed by the end of December 2023 ahead of moving to the next build phase of wall partitioning and boarding. All pre-construction professional services are well underway and being impact assessed to support the build.

We also have developed a programme plan for both pre and post construction phases to handover late summer 2024.


Key Updates: Best Western Hotels

  • Best Western membership renewed for 2024
  • Partnership Agreement being progressed with Best Western’s operating partner, Vine Hotels, for them to operate the hotel once it has been completed. 
  • Contracts are being reviewed by our Solicitors.
  • Best western have instructed their media partner Motus Productions to produce a video storyboard of the development from start to finish. They are setting up their camera equipment as soon as the demolition works are done, again before the end of the month.

Key Updates: Building Progress

  • 28th September 2023 – Building purchased.
  • 15th October 2023 - Demolition contracts awarded to Kaldani Builders Ltd to strip out all existing walls, flooring, ceilings in readiness for the main construction activity. Works in progress, due for completion December 10th.
  • 8th November 2023 - Structural Engineers instructed to conduct detailed site visit, and commence work to support proposed redesign from current vacant building to hotel.
  • 8th November 2023 - M&E engineer instructed to design all heating and hot water options.
  • The development will utilise energy efficient/low carbon equipment to ensure the environmental impact is limited. Heating and cooling the development will be via energy efficient Heat Pump VRF Air Conditioning systems.
  • Hot water shall be provided via high efficiency, low water storage, and gas fired condensing water heaters providing low NOx and CO2 emissions whilst generating sufficient quality hot water.
  • The development intends to incorporate low energy lighting fittings throughout. Any external lighting shall have dusk-til-dawn sensors and timeclocks to limit light pollution and energy usage.
  • Ventilation shall be via low carbon fans providing trickle and boost ventilation. These fans shall provide a constant ventilation rate providing a good environment for the occupants.
  • Full planning application submitted  1st  December 2023 to Middlesbrough planning department – we expect validation before the Christmas break.
  • Noise assessment, CCTV drainage, demolition and refurbishment (asbestos) survey completed and Ecology report are underway.
  • Following liaison with external advisors who advised us on UK Grade 1 & 2 listed buildings, a positive response was received and we will now seek full support from the conservation team in the planning dept and Heritage England.
  • All Health & Safety is being managed on site via a H&S plan that is closely managed by our on site management team and updated accordingly as the next stage of build commences.
  • Building Control has been instructed for the development and regularly being updated on each phase of the build. 
  • 20th November 2023 – Fire Risk Assessment and a Fire Safety Engineering Fire Assessment site visit taken place and detailed proposal received from Tees Fire Company to design, supply, install and commission a full solution with certification.
  • The potential date for planning approval for the works including roof alteration for a lift and AC plant room extension is early March 2024.
  • A new lift will be proposed for the new hotel and we will ensure we are compliant with DDA regulations.
  • Tender process to be issued to sub contractors being finalised with a view to distribute for the next phase w/c 11th December 2023 – this sub contractor package will be for wall partitioning and boarding to include MF ceilings. Ashbrookes Design & Build will be the principal contractor.
  • We estimate the next phase of the build work to commence early January  2024.

We'll be providing further updates in mid-January 2024.


Before work


During work


Current view of internal

1 week until completion of phase 1 work.


Non-structural demolition is also underway.

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