The client's brief was to develop the upper floors whilst retaining the existing Commercial space on ground floor. Planning permission is sought for 9 residential apartments within a modern building over 5 stories. The intention is to occupy the commercial space before the rest of the development is completed so the team has had to factor this into the design. The existing first floor, roofs, structure and slab will be removed; with the existing external walls on ground floor retained creating the Commercial demise. This allows for a cleaner phasing of the construction works.