Pick and Shovel Pub Conversion

EMH Housing & Regeneration Ltd

Pick and Shovel Pub Conversion

EMH Housing & Regeneration Ltd

Demolition of the former Pick and Shovel Public House on Coalville High Street followed by construction of 14 one-bedroom apartments for rent through EMH Housing and Regeneration.

The building is steel frame with Metsec pre-panelised external walls and a pre-insulated panel roof. The project is within a conservation area, so materials were chosen to ensure a balance between Planning requirements and our Client's budget, along with maintenance considerations.

The site is in a busy town centre and space was at a premium. Deliveries were coordinated to comply with an agreement with local traders to ensure minimum disruption to their businesses and our site office and storage containers were positioned in a nearby unused car park.

Working closely with the Highways Agency from an early stage of the contract, we were able to obtain a vital road closure which enabled us to bring in a small crane to assist with the fitting of the steel frame. The success of this project was down to good, clear communication between all parties and detailed planning which allowed us to finish on time and within the Client's budget.

In consideration of the area’s history and culture, a mural was retained from the original building, which was carefully removed, has now been fully refurbished and is currently located in council offices, keeping the history within Coalville.

Technical Details

Client Name:

EMH Housing & Regeneration Ltd


Main Contractor


RG & P



Contract Period weeks:


Project Status:

Project Completed

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