This project was the construction of 59 Nr units for social rent.
The development was on the site of an NHS Laundry which was demolished by others prior to work commencing on site. The site was flagged as having been bombed during the Second World War and we engaged with a specialist contractor to survey the site prior to carrying out the piling works to ensure there were no unexploded ordinances.
This flatted development was one block of flats with 3 stairwells one 4 storey one 5 storey and one 6 storeys.
The structure was a combination of structural steel, masonry, and precast concrete to provide a podium for the 5 & 6 storey buildings. A 4-storey timber frame was erected on top of the podium. Each stairwell has provision for bicycle and bin storage with a lift to each floor. The external finish was smooth render on blockwork.
The flats were a variety of sizes providing 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom accommodation complete with fitted kitchens and bathrooms all to Hillcrest Housing Association standards and specification.
The new building occupied a large area of the site which brought logistical challenges, particularly the provision of the SUD’s system that was required prior to connection into the existing drainage system.
Access around the perimeter of the building was restricted especially with the scaffold in place.
We erected a tower crane to ensure material distribution and brought materials to site in a just in time basis as the lay down space on site was limited.