Brief and Response
Aislabeck farm was the first Natural Retreats site, having previously been the family farm of Natural Retreats founder and CEO Matthew Spence. The site was developed in two phases and comprises eighteen timber clad mono-pitch residences.
The oldest units are eight years old, and the phase two residences completed five years ago. GLM designed, procured and managed a separate trades refurbishment of the units in five phases through 2013, including redecoration, renewal of light fittings, retiling, flooring, and FF&E re-stock.
The need to keep the site operating throughout while working to an extremely tight budget meant an innovative and flexible approach to the refurbishment was necessary, and resulted in complex phasing and a mix of construction management and main contract procurement.