The History and Construction of A Seaside Luxury Apartment Development

Hythe Building Services for Inland Homes

Hythe Building Services, part of the Hythe Group, are completing a luxury apartment project in Bournemouth. The team were contracted by award-winning specialist housebuilder Inland Homes PLC for new development ‘The Wessex’.


The Wessex Apartment Project

The Wessex will provide 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments situated in the heart of this popular seaside town. The apartments are finished to premium standards and are set in a fantastic location just minutes from the seafront.

This new development is named after a historic hotel that was formerly located on the grounds – The Wessex Hotel. Opened in 1891 and situated in one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods, the hotel was one of Bournemouth’s grandest places to stay. 

Guests relaxed in the sunny, south-facing gardens, or took an easy stroll down to the beach. The new development will see residents retracing their steps in this highly desirable location. 

The History and Construction of A Seaside Luxury Apartment Development

Who are Inland Homes PLC?

Inland Homes are an AIM-listed specialist housebuilder and brownfield developer, dedicated to achieving excellence in sustainability and design. “As socially responsible housebuilders, our ethos is to deliver high-quality homes which suit today’s lifestyle and enhance the environment in which people live.”

The company are committed to extensive public and community consultation, to achieve their aim of creating sustainable communities and homes which set a benchmark for all future developments.

A collaboration with Hythe Building Services

Hythe Building Services are completing the Mechanical and Public Health fit-out of 94 new-build luxury apartments, led by Project Manager Lee Unsworth, and Site Supervisor James Glasspool. Throughout the project Hythe Building Services will provide the following engineering work:

  • Domestic Services
  • Sanitaryware fit-out
  • Above Ground Drainage
  • Ventilation 
  • Automatic controls

“We decided to bring Hythe Building Services onboard for the project due to the high-quality standards required for the luxury Wessex Apartment project. This is our first time working with the Hythe Building Services team, after visits to their operational sites and offices gave us confidence in their attention to detail and ability to successfully deliver the Public Health fit-out of 94 units on time.”

– Paul Burgess, Project Manager, Inland Homes Plc.

View the finished apartment model and see current availability here.

The History and Construction of A Seaside Luxury Apartment Development

Hythe Building Services offer specialist services for bespoke pipework, welding, fabrication and design within the commercial, industrial and public sectors. 

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Contact our team for premium, hassle-free building services on your next project. 

Design and Installation of Three-Storey Science Block at St George Catholic College

Construction and engineering company, Hythe Building Services, recently teamed up with Kier Construction on the design and installation of a new science block at St George Catholic College in Southampton.  

Design and Installation of Three-Storey Science Block Hythe Building Services School Construction


What Capabilities did the Project Involve? 

Having previously worked together, the two companies decided to collaborate on the project to share skills and resources. This allows the two companies to provide exceptional service to clients under tight time constraints. 

Together, the teams completed a full mechanical design, installation and build of the new three-storey teaching block with great success.

Stephan Duggan, Senior Site Manager at Kier Construction commented, “Hythe Building Services provided an excellent service undertaking the Mechanical Design and Delivery of the new Science Block at St Georges Catholic School, collaborating well with all trades on site and liaising with the end-user to ensure a very professional and seamless project delivery and handover. I’m looking forward to working with their team again soon.” 

Design and Installation of Three-Storey Science Block Hythe Building Services School Construction


What did the project involve?

A range of services were required to complete the build, including:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Domestic Services
  • Heating Services
  • Gas Services
  • Ventilation 
  • Air Conditioning
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Automatic Controls

Design and Installation of Three-Storey Science Block Hythe Building Services School Construction

View the full list of HBS services here: Capabilities – Hythe Building Services 


Project Challenges 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this project didn’t come without its challenges. The team working on this project included a Project Manager, Site Supervisor as well as many other HBS operatives along the way. One of the key considerations throughout the project was to implement strict social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for themselves and the other trades working on site.

Read more about HBS Projects here: University of Portsmouth Pharmacy Installation


Working With Hythe Building Services

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University of Portsmouth installation

Hythe Building Services designed and delivered the Mechanical services for this prestigious project with Kier Construction for Portsmouth University.

The Hythe Building Services team stripped out all existing Domestic, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services and installed a completely new system that included new wash hand basins within the new Consultant rooms, a VAV system complete with heating coils to control the optimum environment within the teaching spaces, intricate BMS modifications to incorporate the new systems onto the existing BMS Schnieder infrastructure. 

The project was a great success and Hythe went on to secure and deliver two other extremely time sensitive projects with Kier for The University of Portsmouth, our relationship with Kier and the University continues to flourish.