Working with developer Court Collaboration and local architect BPN, Shaylor will convert the 1960s commercial office space into apartments, worth £6.4m of the overall budget.
Franklin House, reportedly the birthplace of the Curly Wurly, will have 79 one and two-bedroom apartments, including four penthouse suites featuring internal courtyards. The property will be re-branded as The Franklin. Completion is scheduled for March 2016.
Shaylor chief executive Stephen Shaylor said: “We have significant experience in the housing sector and look forward to bringing The Franklin to life.”
Pictured below is how the building looks before work starts.
The contract is the latest in a string of commercial to residential projects Shaylor Group has been awarded nationally. Shaylor has recently completed two similar projects in Croydon with a combined value of approximately £6.5m. Work has recently started on a third residential conversion project in London to convert a former office block into more than 140 studios with a contract value of just under £5m.