145 Fishpool Street (formerly The Blue Anchor Pub) St Albans

The Blue Anchor has called last orders in Fishpool St, St Albans

Client: Kevin Keenan

Osprey Development’s planning application was approved to convert The Blue Anchor into a two-storey four bedroomed home with remodelling and alterations to the single storey rear extensions including changes to the roof.   The restoration was designed by local architects, Briffa Phillips and supervised by building surveyors Kirsop and Co. The main pub area has been considerately renovated into an elegant dining room and foyer; still sympathetically retaining the primary windows, wood panelled walls and a stunning heritage fireplace.  The conversion of the building was a success; however, it still required a solution for the thermally cold and inefficient single glazed primary windows throughout. Additionally, the other requirement was noise insulation from the busy thoroughfare. 16 units on the first floor, ground floor and study have been treated thus far using a selection of three window styles. All the units installed are versatile and slimline framing systems, suitable for Heritage properties. The Series 10 horizontal sliding unit was required to provide easy access to some of the outer windows. The Series 20 was the perfect unit to install mimicking some of the traditional box sash windows. The Series 30 lift-out unit was applied to the smaller windows in the building, offering a practical solution for treating windows which are rarely opened but require occasional access for cleaning or maintenance.