Beyond Bricks and Mortar: The Diverse Services of Commercial Contractors

Commercial contractors are pivotal in shaping the environments in which we live, work, and play, demonstrating a profound influence on the development of our cities and communities. However, their roles extend far beyond the mere erection of structures.

Commercial construction companies offer an extensive range of services, showcasing their versatility and adaptability to meet the diverse needs of contemporary society. At Jerram Falkus, we take immense pride in our ability to extend our offerings well beyond traditional construction. Our approach is holistic, aimed not merely at erecting structures but at crafting environments that nurture growth, innovation, and community cohesion. This broad spectrum of services underscores our commitment to contributing more significantly to the urban landscape than just the physical buildings.

Services Offered by Commercial Contractors

Commercial construction is vast and complex, extending well beyond the mere assembly of materials into structures. At Jerram Falkus, we embody the multifaceted roles that define contemporary commercial contractors, ensuring that every project we undertake is executed with the utmost precision, care, and foresight. Here, we delve into our comprehensive suite of services, which transcends the traditional confines of construction.

1. Project Management:

Our approach to project management is holistic and detail-oriented, encompassing all phases from initial planning to final handover. We coordinate with architects, engineers, and clients to ensure that every project is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

2. Supply Chain Management:

We leverage our extensive network of suppliers and industry relationships to source the best materials and services. This ensures the sustainability and quality of our constructions and contributes to cost-efficiency and project timelines.

3. Subcontractor Management:

Recognising the value of specialised skills, we meticulously select and manage subcontractors who share our commitment to excellence. This collaborative approach guarantees that all aspects of a project are executed flawlessly.

5. Renovation and Retrofitting:

Reputable commercial contractors excel in renovations and retrofitting in response to the growing demand for sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. Our team is adept at updating and enhancing existing structures to meet modern standards without compromising the historical or aesthetic value.

6. Environmental Sustainability Initiatives:

Sustainability is at the heart of our operations. We incorporate green technologies, materials, and practices in our projects to minimise environmental impact and promote energy efficiency.

7. Risk Assessment and Management:

We employ comprehensive risk assessment techniques to identify potential issues before they arise, implementing strategic management plans to mitigate these risks effectively, ensuring the safety and success of our projects.

8. Budgeting and Financial Management:

Our financial expertise allows us to precisely manage budgets, ensuring financial viability and transparency throughout the construction process. We work closely with clients to deliver outstanding value without compromising quality or design integrity.

Case Study 1: London Hotel Construction

Our project at 100 Clerkenwell Road reflects our commercial contracting capabilities. Tasked with constructing a new Yotel hotel, this development replaced a former petrol station site, evolving into a multifaceted structure comprising 212 guest rooms, retail and residential shells, and workspace. The construction included demolishing existing structures for an eight-storey building with a double basement level.

This project introduced many hotel accommodations to the area and integrated five self-contained residential units and commercial spaces, including offices and retail areas. Designed to present a unified, curved facade that harmonises with Clerkenwell Road and St John Square, this development exemplifies our commitment to enhancing urban landscapes through thoughtful and comprehensive planning.

Case Study 2: The Foundry Property Refurbishment

Our refurbishment of The Foundry, a Grade II-listed canal-side wharf building, showcases our expertise in blending sustainability with heritage conservation. This project was undertaken in partnership with Cullinan Studio, focusing on creating a low-energy workspace while converting part of the building into twelve two-bedroom apartments. We supported and preserved the building’s historic fabric by utilising an air source heat pump for under-floor heating and installing a new steel frame within the existing structure.

Additionally, introducing a double-height atrium, high-performance double-glazed windows, and photovoltaic panels underscores our ability to incorporate modern energy-efficient solutions into our refurbishments. The Foundry now stands as a testament to our ability to adapt and modernise historic buildings for contemporary use while maintaining their character and sustainability.

Case Study 3: Peckham Palms Hair and Beauty Hub

Peckham Palms, a novel retail space in the heart of Peckham, represents our innovative approach to community-focused development. This project was initiated as part of the redevelopment of the Peckham Rye Station area to create a dedicated hub for Afro-Caribbean hair and beauty services. By transforming a site of former disused garages into a vibrant beauty boulevard, we have provided a purpose-designed facility that supports local businesses and celebrates Peckhams rich cultural heritage.

The design, featuring a palm-tree theme and a roof canopy, draws inspiration from the area’s distinctiveness and serves as a destination for African-Caribbean hairstyling and beauty in London. Peckham Palms exemplifies our dedication to creating spaces that support and enhance local communities, further demonstrating our diverse capabilities in commercial construction and urban revitalisation.

Elevate Your Commercial Construction Project With Jerram Falkus

If you envision a construction project beyond the ordinary, whether it’s a cutting-edge commercial space, a meticulously refurbished historic property, or a community-centric development, Jerram Falkus is here to bring your vision to life. Our portfolio speaks to our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in the evolving landscape of London’s architecture and urban development.

Contact us to discuss how our diverse range of services, extensive experience, and dedication to quality can contribute to the success of your commercial construction project.