Community and sustainability is at the heart of The Gresham
The Gresham redevelopment has kept a solid commitment to sustainable practices and supporting the local community throughout the £17-million transformation.
Formerly Fenwick’s department store, the iconic, reimagined Grade II listed building is being converted into a stunning, high-end 133-bed aparthotel with lobby bar/restaurant and top-of-the-range fitness suite, as well as four prime commercial units and 12,000 sq feet of state-of-the-art Grade A office accommodation and flexible meeting space.
During construction, new owners Aimrok Holdings, have kept a strong focus on actively contributing positively to the environment and giving back to the local community by donating materials that were no longer needed to local companies, in a bid to reduce waste and support small enterprises.
Ben Adams, owner of furniture business, Rust Collections, collected wood from the site, to make high quality furniture with reclaimed materials that he usually has to hunt down for himself. He said, “Having the opportunity to repurpose the wood which came out of The Gresham redevelopment was great! Usually I have to source materials myself, so I was delighted to get a phone call and be able to collect the wood and take it for free to reuse, otherwise these pieces would have ended up in a dump.
“Sustainability is important to our business, and it was refreshing to see a large business act responsibly too, as the company was very proactive in trying to get rid of the wood in a way which was environmentally conscious.”
Snizhana Yesaulenko, director at Aimrok Holdings and Managing Director of Cube Construction said, “Through the entire process, we have wanted to give back to the local community as much as we can. We are all about community and being sustainable in our actions, so we're delighted that a local business has been able to put old wood which came out of the building to good use and repurpose into beautiful pieces. I can’t wait to see what will come of it!
The Gresham is on track to open in Autumn 2021.
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Notes to Editors
*121 one & two bed serviced apartments (lettable as 133 beds total).
**An aparthotel is a hybrid concept between a traditional hotel and serviced apartment accommodation.
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