The scheme is comprised 38,000 square feet of ‘incubator’ business units for small to medium sized enterprises along with 47 residential ‘sky lofts’. Thirty eight of the residential units were delivered to meet Gallions Housing Association brief with the balance being delivered for open market sale.
We worked extensively with the developer and the local authority to tweak the permitted scheme to meet conditions precedent to HCA funding and to overcome some incredibly challenging site constraints and ‘buildability’ issues flowing from the scheme approved by the planners.
The commercial shell was constructed to shell and core specification using a steel frame and PCC upper floors.
Residential accommodation was constructed using timber frame with a cementitious board cladding to the elevations to create a scheme inspired by traditional timber beach huts.