The project comprised of the demolition and clearance of a hostel and houses to form a new residential development of 116 one, two and three bedroom apartments for Intermediate Rent/Shared Ownership and general rent, including 12 units for wheelchair users. The apartments are spread over two blocks of 10 and 6 storeys and arranged around a communal courtyard with a children’s play area. The development also has an underground car park, a central energy plant (biomass boiler) and a number of biodiversity attributes with the inclusion of swift, swallow and bat boxes and planting in the landscaped areas to encourage diverse wildlife.
Purchased prior to the recession, we have engineered and negotiated a scheme for our client that will generate excellent revenue whilst incorporating high renewable energy and an EcoHomes 'Excellent' rating.
The scheme completed in April 2011, three months ahead of programme.