Our Client, Kitewood Estates, purchased this site made up of several back gardens and secured detailed planning consent for 37 one and two bed apartments in three individual blocks, with associated level access parking for 27 cars.
We priced and won the scheme in competition and entered into a back to back arrangement with Tower Homes who purchased the freehold of the site.
We delivered the units to Tower under a design and build arrangement procured via a JCT Standard Form of Building Contract with Contractors Design.
The enabling activities comprised demolition of existing dwellings, site clearance and reducing levels. The buildings were constructed on piled foundations, using a timber frame with facing brickwork and reconstituted stone elevations. External works included extensive hard and soft landscaping.
Approximately 65% of the units were provided for shared ownership and the internal fitting was completed to a high standard to suit the Employer’s Requirements.
The scheme was the first residential development in London Borough of Croydon to attain an ‘Excellent’ EcoHomes Rating and was been designed to incorporate building materials selected from natural renewable or recycled sources.
The energy efficient design included super insulation, careful consideration of orientation, recycled rainwater to minimise mains water consumption and semi porous pavings to provide natural surface water run off.